In May 2021 we held our first event bringing together people and organisations interested in community growing on church land. Co-hosted by Feeding Liverpool, Together Liverpool, and Faiths4Change, over 50 people attended online and heard from four community gardens on church land across the region who each told their stories and offered practical advice to those interested in setting up community growing projects.
We heard about the community gardens at St Michael’s in the City, St Margaret of Antioch Toxteth, Christ Church Norris Green, and St Mark’s Haydock. We were also joined by Myerscough College who told us about their free adult-learning courses.
Roots in the City at St Michael’s in the City
Annie Merry from Faths4Change telling us about the development of Roots in the City at St Michael’s in the City Church
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Christ Church Norris Green
Joyce telling us about the community garden at Christ Church Norris Green and how they have engaged youth and children in the garden.
St Mark’s Haydock
John from St Mark’s Haydock telling us how their community garden has developed over the years and offering fundraising advice.
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Hope Community Garden
Jennifer and PJ from Hope Community Garden at St Margaret of Antioch Church in Toxteth telling us about how the garden was setup, how they support people’s mental health through the garden, and their experience of growing on a shoestring.
Helen from Myerscough College explaining the free adult-learning courses on offer through Myerscough College.
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A number of people said how they were interested in gathering regularly, so we are considering ways in which we can facilitate an ongoing portal for advice, support, and collaboration. If you have any ideas or suggestions and if you would like to join an event similar to this one in the future, please email us at [email protected].