Grow Wild

Grow Wild is a new food growing, sharing and eating project in New Cross and the surrounding areas, with funding to support local food projects and to create three part-time jobs.

Imogen Slater, co-author of the grant application and a Board Member of Edmund Waller Community Services, one of six core partners in the Grow Wild Project, writes:

"Grow Wild is a project promoting the pleasures of growing and eating food. We want to connect people, draw new people into food growing, and draw more people in to sharing skills and experience.

"With £90,000 from the Big Lottery and Local Food funders to be spent over the next two years, Grow Wild is out to make a difference and have a lot of fun in doing so. Grow Wild is run by a groundbreaking community partnership looking to promote innovative and unusual ways to engage people in food growing and cooking. Grow Wild will be creating three new part time jobs locally, a project manager, food activities co-ordinator and a growing activities co-ordinator,to make wild fun things happen around food.

The project will be formally launched in September, in the mean time, if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Grow Wild project, by emailing Details of the three new jobs are available on their website

Other core partners are Common Growth Community Garden, Bold Vision, Transition Towns New Cross and the Hill Station Community Café.