Growing Birmingham is about horticulture and local food growing in the city — who’s growing what and where.
With the help of the city’s Parks Department, we’ll be listing, promoting and celebrating all the wonderful people who are growing food here . . . on/in allotments, edges of parks, community orchards, gardens, schools . . . and anywhere else you can tell us about.
Growing Birmingham started in April 2012, and is a spin-out from the New Optimists Forum (where West Midlands scientists are bending their minds about what we’ll be eating here in Birmingham in 2050).
At the moment, there are three people getting it of the ground — and we’d be delighted to expand that number, so do get in touch if you can help make this all happen!
- Jim Parle: Professor of Primary Care at Birmingham Medical School, local GP, allotment holder and great cook
- Darren Share (boss of the city’s Parks)
- and Kate Cooper of the New Optimists Forum — and who’s worried ‘cos she’s putting effort and money where her mouth is. See here.