Food for Life Get Together Update

Share the joy of growing
As part of our celebrations for Plant and Share Month, our partners Eden Project Communities are co-hosting an online event. This event will explore why growing your own food is such a great amplifier for community connections, how to get started on growing fruit and veg and best tips and tricks on how to get people involved. We will hear from a range of fantastic speakers, including Isabel Lloyd – one half of the amazing Zombie Gardeners crew, Kathryn Welch, Community Development Practitioner and Coach as well as Patrick Hosey from Strathroy Community Garden, and our very own Get Togethers Regional Programme Manager Anne Merry. During the session, speakers will be giving practical tips and tricks on how to get started with growing your own.
Find out more here

Healthy Living with Plant and Share Keighley Healthy Living hold an ‘outdoor conversation café’ each week for anyone in the community who feels lonely or isolated, who have extra needs or who are living with mental health conditions. They have used Plant and Share Month as an opportunity to come together and take part in activities on the theme of growing your own, using the window poster as an opportunity to take a mindful moment and share food memories.

Read more about the group’s plans for Plant and Share Month

Tell your stories
Do you have a story to tell? We love to hear from you, and we know that our community members do, too. Check out our Top Tips for Fantastic Filmmaking and 10 Tips for getting started with Twitter to get sharing.
Share it in our Community Facebook group or email

Scotland – Seedy Socials
Seedy Socials are free, informal and friendly Zoom-based gatherings, for Glasgow Seed Library growers. With limited numbers, each session is a space for seed borrowers to meet each other virtually and share experiences, tips and advice. The next sessions are taking place on Saturday 24 April and 22 May, 11am -12.30pm
Sign up for free

Small grants Keighley Healthy Living, above, were lucky enough to be selected for a Get Togethers small grant to fund six weeks’ worth of activities. Our next round of small grants is open until 30 April.
Find out more about how to apply