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GROUNDWORK CASE STUDY

 16 Alleyways and 2

GROW COOK EAT Salford PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS  Participants felt their sense of community had increased, social isolation reduced and health and well-being improved

community venues set up growing schemes, many of which were still thriving 2 years on

 17 Community

groups and 323 adults received community development support and growing training

 Development of an informal network of community growing groups across Salford, supported by high impact promotional activities such as a video and production of a local cookery book  Inspired by the success a further 2 Grow Cook Eat courses were delivered

PROJECT OBJECTIVES  To encourage healthy eating

COMMUNITY

 To transform alleyways into a productive space  To increase access to locally grown produce  To bring the community together to take action

Groundwork MSSTT Timber Wharf 42 - 50 Worsley Street Castlefield Manchester M15 4LD T: 0161 220 1000 www.groundwork.org.uk /msstt


GROUNDWORK CASE STUDY OUR ROLE  Running a marketing and promotion campaign to raise awareness of the project  Delivering community training including fundraising, involving others, budgeting, action planning “ Grow Your Own” training and cookery courses

“One of the best things about the project has been the response from the neighbours who have surprised me by their enthusiasm for growing food. The support from Groundwork has been invaluable” A local resident

 Devising specific sessions to target particular groups e.g young people  Organising and delivering community events to engage all residents in the project  Evaluating behaviour change pre and post project We also ran a series of climate change workshops with residents in the Lower Kersal area of Salford at which local people pledged behaviour change

PARTNERS Lower Kersal & Charlestown New Deal for Communities, DFID, Environment Agency, Salford Community Centre, People’s Voice Media, Willow Tree Healthy Living Centre, St Sebastian’s Centre, Refugee Action

For more information contact:

Deborah Murray Sustainable Communities Manager

0161 220 1000 deborah.murray@groundwork.org.uk


Grow, Cook, Eat Salford