Food for Life Get Together FREE resources and training

This month, we’ve been busy planning our Spring growing event, and we wanted you to be the first to hear about it. We all need something to look forward to at the moment, after all! February brings Real Bread Week, and so we’re celebrating dough in all of its forms. Below we share a variety of resources, including our first Easy Read recipe, as well as stories of how bread has brought people together in our Get Togethers communities.

Plant and Share Month
Save the date! Our first ever Plant and Share Month will be from 19 April – 19 May 2021. We’ll send you free resources to help you plant veg seeds, help them grow and share the seedlings with a neighbour. Whether you’re growing in yogurt pots for the first time or you’re a seasoned grower with an allotment, Plant and Share Month is for you. It’s easy to get involved:
1. Plant your seeds
2. Help them grow
3. Share the seedlings

We’ll be in touch soon with a resource pack to get you started. In the meantime, check out our website to read about how some of our communities have used growing to bring people from different backgrounds together.

Breaking Bread with Get Togethers communities
Everyone has their own definition of what real bread is, but simply put, it’s bread that is additive free. This month, we’re celebrating bread in all of its forms. Find out more about how to make challah bread, focaccia, naan and traditional barabrith.

We’ve also brought together stories of how the humble loaf has helped children and older people form connections, and a recipe for traditional Irish soda bread baked over an open fire.

Easy Read bread rolls We’re proud to present our first ever Easy Read recipe for basic bread rolls. Download it here in large print or standard print to suit your needs. The brilliant thing about Easy Read is that it’s accessible for everyone, and that’s why we’re looking to make more of our recipes and resources Easy Read or Easy Read friendly. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Would you prefer to use Easy Read recipes for your communities?
Let us know by voting in our poll

Recipe feature opportunity We have an exciting opportunity for community cooks! Would you like your signature dish to be featured in the Spring edition of Soil Association membership magazine Living Earth?
Submit your recipe here or email to be in with a chance

Free online training
Our free online cooking and growing training is live! If you’re looking to build your confidence in bringing people together using the power of good food, this is for you. Training includes tips for planning and organising activities, health and safety advice and how to demonstrate cooking techniques. Find out more and register on our website

Bringing generations together
Our partners Generations Working Together are running a free training workshop. Join and understand how to include good food within community activities, learn about intergenerational practice and gain confidence in event planning. Find out more about how to get involved here

Virtual composting workshop Led by Keeping Northern Ireland Beautiful in partnership with our Northern Ireland Get Togethers team, this workshop will talk about the benefits of making your own compost and how to start your own community compost heap big or small. There will be resources, ideas and tips on composting and a Q&A session at the end. Spaces are limited, so secure yours now by emailing

Funding opportunities As well as our small grants, there are a wealth of other funding opportunities available for community organisations this year. Check them out if you’re in need of a cash boost. Download more information about small grants here