Community Growing Circle

Creating a circular food economy – 80 local households have signed up to grow fruit and vegetables in their front yard spaces as part of our urban street farm project, and to link at-home food growing with community composting by bringing along their household food waste to our two community composting systems in Bootle, one in North Park Community Garden and one in South Park Community Garden.

Great news – the Community Growing Circle project has been featured on the telly!

Channel 5 News came along to film us and we enjoyed a great day with their Peter and Adam despite quite incredible rain – none of which appears on screen – and a flying gazebo!

Watch the clip here: Bootle’s urban gardeners changing mindsets and making a difference with their micro-farms.

Every household taking part has been given a kitchen caddy to bring their food waste to the compost bins.

We have given out containers, soil, seeds, plants and even miniature fruit trees with a pot for front yard growing to create urban street farms. Completing the growing circle, the scraps from the home-grown vegetables and fruit can be added to the compost, which will be used to grow more!

Click here to watch a video of the Taking Root stencils being made.

Taking Root in Bootle – doing our bit for the environment – with support from Liverpool City Region Community Environment Fund.

Real progress is being made with the Community Growing Circle project as these photos show:

Photo by Simple Creative Spaces

New growth is evident outside homes throughout Bootle where families are involved with the Community Growing Circle project, and some plants are already bearing fruit, as this young gardener shows!

Looking delicious – courgettes fresh from the garden straight to the table.