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24 Feb 2021

Growing Local’s City Market Garden has been taken forward to Government as part of Hereford’s £25m Stronger Hereford bid!


Great news from Growing Local!

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Growing Local starts the year with some extraordinarily exciting news. Growing Local’s City Market Garden has been taken forward to Government as part of Hereford’s £25m Stronger Hereford bid!

Our project is part of the joint ‘Skills Foundry’ bid with NMITE, the Art College, Rural Media and Belmont Wanderers.

Our part of the project will develop a sixteen acre site in South Wye into a Community owned Market Garden (growing fruit and vegetables for the people of Hereford), a new Educational Garden (for schools, families and adult education) and a Food and Horticultural Skills Hub (for schools, community groups, families, adults and private hire etc).

The hub building will contain a teaching cook school, two further classrooms, a café, catering kitchen and farm shop. The land is due to be asset transferred from the council in 2021. As soon as this happens, we will pack up our Court Farm educational garden and move to the new site.

Going forward we will need an army of volunteers to work at the new site and make our exciting plans come into fruition!

To see a recording of the public ZOOM click http://growinglocal.org.uk/hereford-community-market-garden-update/

Email; info@growinglocal.org.uk

Website; www.growinglocal.org.uk

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