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Grow Together


Enjoy gardening?

Like to help your community?

Interested in sharing skills, growing and eating?


Grow Together is a year-long volunteer project for 2019, created to inspire a love of growing food and flowers and an active lifestyle through gardening, in communities across Rutland.


How will Grow Together work?

Grow Together will connect Rutland residents to inspire local people of all ages and abilities to create a community garden-based project and organise events around it. These might be plant swaps, planting events, harvesting, apple pressing, pumpkin celebrations – it really is up to your community to decide! There will also be county-wide events such as the launch event at Oakham Castle and having a presence at the Rutland County Show.

The "Grow Together" project will enable people to get out there in the fresh air, be active, meet new people, have fun and feel confident about 'growing their own' – in 2019 and beyond.

Could you be a Grow Together volunteer gardener?

Our 10 volunteer gardeners will have a keen interest for gardening, the enthusiasm and desire to share their knowledge, and the confidence to bring a community together through communications and events and lead them in gardening.

In return for their time and commitment, each volunteer will benefit from professional horticultural training, project support, and event resources to help them in their role. They will also be part of a thriving group of like-minded volunteers who will get together and support each other throughout the project.


Grow Together Gathering
7.00 - 9.00pm, 13th March 2019, Rutland Farm Park Cafe

A gathering of people to collect ideas and look at project proposals for gardening with communities in Rutland. If you came to meet us at our launch or if you are now interested in taking part then please come along.


Get Involved

If you would like to take part in the Grow Together Project or would simply like to find out more, please register your email address at activerutland@rutland.gov.uk to hear about news and upcoming events.



Danielle Adams

Active Rutland Officer

Rutland County Council

Address
Rutland County Council
Catmose
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6HP
Telephone
01572 720936 / 07765 770930
Website
http://www.rutland.gov.uk

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