Food for Life Get Togethers Update


Just to let you know our Food for Life Get Togethers training team have developed two new training modules, to help your community connect around good food. You can share this with anyone you think would benefit.
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Get Cooking
The aim of this online course is to give people who are interested in community cooking the basic skills, knowledge and confidence to organise and lead activities with people from different ages and backgrounds.

The course will support with:
• Planning, organising and running cooking activities
• Health and safety considerations
• Tips for choosing recipes, demonstrating cooking techniques and sharing good food

Get Growing
The aim of this online course is to increase confidence, skills and knowledge in leading growing activities. The course is aimed at community group leaders who have an interest in growing with the groups that they work with. The course looks at the benefits of community growing and where to grow (outdoors and indoors).

The course will support with:
• How to grow – and where
• Safely using gardening tools
• Understanding seasonality
• Simple growing activities to get you started

The courses can be completed at your own pace and typically take a few hours.

Register your free place here
Please note that it can take up to a week to process your unique registration details. Your registration email will come from the Soil Association and may appear as junk mail, so please check your spam folder. In the event that registration requests are significantly higher than we expect, we may have to create a waiting list but we will inform you promptly if this is the case.

Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, some of the suggested activities will not be viable at the moment. However, many may still be possible with additional safety measures such as physical distancing and masks or adaptations such as using video technology or being outdoors. As with all safety considerations when organising activities and events, it is vital to assess and manage the risk appropriately for whoever is attending.

We hope you find this training useful and that you consider taking part in one or both courses to help kick start your growing or cooking activities within your community.


Small Grants are available with payment being made on the 27th November to support any Christmas Get Togethers. You can get more information Here


We have free resources that people can access and you can find them here

If you want to chat to me about any of this or would like to talk through your Get Together idea or would like any support, please get in touch with Donna