Grow your own
Growing your own food is an affordable option for fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables.
It will ensure you know exactly where your food has come from, can save money on your grocery shopping and can provide other benefits such as improving health and providing some exercise.
Community food growing projects
There are a number of community food growing projects across Bath and North East Somerset run on allotment sites, parks, gardens, orchards and farms. Most growing projects are run on a drop in basis by local people and provide a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet people and have fun!
We have tried to make this information as up to date as possible, but if you see a mistake or missing information let us know by emailing Sustainability@BATHNES.GOV.UK
Resources and advice
If you’re interested in local gardening tips, courses and more these local organisations may be able to help…
- Bath College provides a range of land-based courses including horticulture, arboriculture and gardening
- Bath Area Growers is a network of 13 groups growing fruit and vegetables around bath. Get in touch for volunteering and training opportunities, courses and events
- Bath and North East Somerset Allotment Association – for growing tips and advice on working your plot
- Bath and & North East Somerset Trading Hut – the Allotments Association runs the Trading Hut in association with Bath Organic Group to provide members with seeds, compost and gardening sundries at near wholesale prices
- Environmental Sustainability Network – find and share community growing events, projects and news happening in B&NES
- Federation of Community Gardens and City Farms – offers guidance and support for new and existing food growing projects
- Royal Horticultural Society
- Saltford Environment Group - For gardening advice and garden share opportunities in Saltford
- South West in Bloom
- Transition Bath - for community growing and guerilla gardening
- Transition Keynsham - for community growing and training opportunities, garden share scheme and apple abundance projects
- Westfield Allotment Garden Society