Growing for Bristol 

rsz_1growing-for-bristol_72dpiGrowing for Bristol is our community growing project, which provides fresh produce for homeless projects in the city, including Caring at Christmas and Bristol Nightstop.

The project is a partnership with The Salvation Army and the YMCA. Growing for Bristol aims to;

  • Grow produce all year round for homeless projects in Bristol
  • Ask people in Bristol who grow fruit and vegetables in their gardens and allotments, to donate some of their crops to homeless projects in the city
  • Encourage people who don’t currently grow anything to get on board too
  • Run volunteer gardening sessions throughout the spring and summer
  • Engage with young people who use the organisations’ services and encourage them to get involved
  • Partner with other organisations in both the growing/gardening and homelessness/young people support sectors
  • Distribute surplus produce to projects across Bristol.

Growing in Bristol is kicking off with three plots at The Salvation Army’s Logos House and a small-scale urban growing project in the courtyard of the YMCA at The Station.

If you’re interested in growing produce for the project, or if you’d like to volunteer, please email Laura at growing@caringinbristol.org.uk.