GROW Community Garden is a food-growing project, with the purpose of bringing people together in a supportive and safe outdoor space to grow fruit and vegetables. The project aims to be inclusive and welcome people of any age, background or ability to take part and we value every person’s contribution. We have created a beautiful and functional outdoor space where people are valued and where friendships and social connections can be developed. This is especially important for people with disabilities or people who experience social isolation or vulnerability in the community.
We provide opportunities for physical activity through gardening which promotes fitness and healthy lifestyles in the local community. We only use organic methods to grow fruit and vegetables to contribute to a sustainable local environment. We hold volunteer days twice a week where people from across the community take part on a regular or drop-in basis.
Funding from Loughton Town Council, Epping Forest District Council & Essex County Council