WHO ARE GROWING PEOPLE?
Growing People is an exciting urban horticultural social enterprise exploring sustainable alternatives to growing food for the local community. At our Urb Farm in the heart of Wolverton, in the city of Milton Keynes we:
- grow seasonal fruit, veg, salad and flowers using environmentally sensitive techniques and produce eggs, plants and handmade preserves which are sold through our Veggie Mail scheme and the popular Urb Farm open days
- welcome the whole community; hosting school visits, volunteer groups, corporate workdays and local residents who come to learn and explore at the farm
- have created a wildlife haven, home to numerous species, many that are in decline or endangered. With our ponds, plants and woodland, and the varied habitats and food sources available to creatures big and small, our small patch of land has astonishing biodiversity!
You can order produce through firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK is not self-sufficient in food production!
It imports 48% of the total food consumed and the proportion is rising.
Along with the goal of reducing the air miles our food travels it vital to produce more locally grown, seasonal food. www.foodsecurity.ac.uk
Our social enterprises need support to continue our work.
Growing People is one of Milton Keynes Christian Foundations social enterprises staffed by young people not in education, training or employment who gain essential work experience and qualifications as they help to grow delicious food.
Milton Keynes Christian Foundation operate a number of Social Enterprises and services. Please take a look at them below.
Milton Keynes Christian Foundation
Aylesbury Street, Wolverton
Milton Keynes MK12 5HX