about us

Thank you for taking the time find out more about
Grow Sheffield, we hope you enjoy your visit!

our vision 

“GROW SHEFFIELD celebrates, inspires and raises awareness of the benefits of growing, harvesting and sharing food across our communities and city. We are transforming our city into an urban food-growing landscape, based on collaboration, where anyone who wants to has the opportunity, space and support to grow and harvest chemical-free fresh fruit and vegetables. We believe a vibrant, diverse food culture is a vital aspect of our healthy communities.”

Grow Sheffield has been working in the space where people and land meet, as people and land are not really disconnected and independent, but interconnected and interdependent.

Grow Sheffield is a not for profit organisation which works across the city. We have been active in Sheffield since 2007 and began as an active network of individuals and groups promoting urban organic food growing. Click here to read a little more about our “story so far”.

Grow Sheffield provides training, advice and practical skills to help people grow and harvest food in their community. We promote all the benefits of local food growing – community building, environmental, physical and mental health and well-being, local enterprise and the economy

Grow Sheffield works in partnership locally and nationally to raise awareness of wider issues of sustainability – reducing food miles, oil dependency, ecological and carbon footprints and increasing biodiversity

Grow Sheffield encourages decision makers to change policy to allow increased access to and use of land to provide local fresh and healthy food.


Would you like to get involved?

Grow Sheffield works with organisations across the city to provide various volunteering opportunities. We can arrange longer term volunteering opportunities as well as one off events to tackle areas that need some hard graft and tender loving care! These are ideal for groups or even work away days… great team bonding can occur over a shovel and a tin of paint!

  • Why not become a member?

Show your support for food growing in Sheffield and become a member of Grow Sheffield.  Our membership includes people from all backgrounds and interests, not just growing, harvesting and the arts. We organise social, networking and information events including the annual Allotment Soup.

Membership subscription is just £2 per year.  Contact us for more details.