Growing food in cities makes a lot of sense. Gardens, allotments, patios, rooftops and window-ledges all have the potential to provide us with an abundance of free and nutritious food.
Plus food grown in urban environments can help reduce food transportation, create jobs, and strengthen communities.
We all have food in common. We eat it, crave it, and dream about it. So let’s celebrate and grow it.
Sow the City is an award winning social enterprise based in Manchester. Established in 2009 with a few packets of veg seeds and some compost, who are now helping thousands of people across the North West to grow their own food.
Sow the City doesn’t just garden, they provide a whole range of advice and services.
Workshops - food growing /environmental workshops
Community food projects - supporting and developing community groups
Events - organising events and creating special installations
Funding - providing advice or partner on funding applications
Hydroponics - providing advice on designing and building hydroponic systems
Corporate volunteering - organising and running corporate volunteering days with local community projects
Consultancy - providing professional advice on food growing and community engagement.
Community gardens - supporting local community gardens
Landscape design - designing and constructing attractive and productive gardens
Research - researching urban agriculture