Taking Root is taking off.
Building our environmental ecosystem, we are now working with three new groups on setting up their community gardens, expanding our network as they will hopefully join our existing seven very active community gardens across south Sefton.
Taking Root in Bootle aims to develop the level of collaboration between communities linking community gardens and growing, food and health projects, so we are looking at ways to connect to our local food projects such as the creative cooking experiences being delivered by St Leonard’s Youth and Community Centre. As we scale up our community growing, our plan is to be able to offer surplus fresh fruit and vegetable to our local community chefs, so that everyone gets the chance to try new things.
We are also pleased to announce that we are now part of the Food Power Network, which aims to strengthen local communities’ ability to reduce food poverty through solutions developed with the support of their peers from other communities across the UK. We look forward to sharing good practice by being part of this alliance, and we’re hoping to organise some visits for our volunteers to meet other inspiring projects and exchange ideas and learning.
As our Taking Root Network is growing from strength to strength, we thought it was time to create our own identity. We are pleased to share our new logo and invite you to follow us on Twitter at @TakingRoot3.