Some organisations and people who are connected to this project:

Sheffield Wildlife Trust:

Paul Conneally (renga ramble poet and artist):

Renga Platform (information about renga poetry events)

Jo Salter (designed the website)

Anne-Marie Culhane (artist and community activist)

local multidisciplinary practice specialising in sculptural timber structures

Transition Sheffield

And suppliers:

Kind donators of FSC raised beds for the Community Growers Project:

Codnor Horticultural Ltd
Horticultural supples including concentrates -limestone, nets , bamboo etc (no website)
Codnor Horticultural Ltd, Cherry Tree Cottage Farm,
210 Peasehill, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3JQ
01773 742847




These are other interesting and inspiring projects, organisations and individuals related to food growing in cities

Abundance projects springing up across the country:

Promote and publicise Seed Swaps across the UK and valuable information on how to save seeds etc:

Soil Association:

A report on Britain’s food security:

Permaculture Association – designing for sustainability with an excellent section on courses and training available

Masterminded by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – National scheme linking people
who want to grow their own food to space where they can grow it including
back gardens, gap sites etc.

Julian Brandram. local expert on fruit trees and soft fruit offering advice and trees for sale suited to the region

good documentary about foraging in Chicago and discussion about some of
the issues around foraging

A network dedicated to research & promote ways of achieving absolute
reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the whole UK food chain
Here you can download Cooking up A Storm: A detailed report looking at the
impact of food production, processing and transport on greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions and its impact on climate change

An ambitious, large scale local food growing project in Middlesborough – a partnership between Middlessbrough Council, Dott 07, Groundwork South Tees, Middlesbrough Primary Care Trust,

The National Charity for Organic Gardening:

A great website by fruit activists in USA:

The Allotments Regeneration Initiative:

with a case study on an edible roundabout in Cleethorpes….;=view&id;=61&Itemid;=106

Recent Community Garden project commissioned by Tate Modern

Short video clip of Rob Hoskins (Transition Towns) talking about changing urban land use in UK cities

Transition Towns – a number of UK and US towns which are preparing for peak oil and planning strategies for more self sufficient and locally based economies in the future (including the importance of local and urban food generation)

Interesting local food growing and distribution and fruit harvest project in Lea Valley, London

Rats to Roses a great short documentary film by Tamra Raven about the threat to New Yorks’ thriving community garden culture earlier this century

Green roof 294 by artist Beth Hamer

A buoyant, great and informative site on Urban Agriculture in Canada including how to cultivate more space in the city, remediation techniques for improving contaminated soil etc.
…including a simple and successful project in Vancouver where people offer to share or donate their yard space for others to cultivate

a thirty year old organization in New York with uses a unique mix of education, organizing, and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grassroots groups and coalitions, engage youth and address issues critical to the future of their gardens.

Interesting articles and research on urban agriculture, edible ecosystems and permaculture

National network supporting the local food sector, leading towards sustainable local food systems

national alliance, network and food calendar listings pages for better food and farming

Sheffield Campaign Against Climate Change

Report on Gardening in the Global Greenhouse – research into the impacts of Climate Change on Gardens in the UK

England in Particular
an exploration of the local linked to the seasons and with listings of national events based on folklore, traditions and new ways of communities celebrating the natural world ran by environmental arts charity Common Ground

Sheffield Green Drinks
A monthly meeting where people have the chance to network and visits sites and projects of environmental interest across the city

Commmunity Composting Network
based in Sheffield and promoting people to come together to manage the organic waste they are producing and the many environmental and social benefits of doing this

A great film about the setting up and principals of Leaf Street Community Permaculture Garden in Manchester:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Informal community/voluntary group who rent a farm near Ripon and run courses, run a forest garden and look after livestock all on principles of low impact and self-reliance.