Who are we?
The Somerset Community Growing Network was set up in the summer of 2020.
We are comprised of colleagues from Somerset County Council, Somerset Community Food, and Somerset Community Foundation. Our aim is to support both new and existing community food growing projects across the county.
What do we do?
Our mission is to empower communities across Somerset to be able to support their residents and neighbours with all things food. Growing groups, communal allotments, and community cooking are ways in which skills and knowledge can be shared and fresh produce can be grown and enjoyed. Leading to stronger communities. Access to low cost or free fruit and vegetables and the ability to grow your own food, is crucial for creating a healthier and happier Somerset.
We aim to support growing groups across the county with funding opportunities to help with the costs of starting up a project, equipment purchases, events and activities, and to improve accessibility.