Case studies

One of the best ways to find out how to increase your financial sustainability and generate more income is to study how other groups have done it.

Our case studies are intended to act as inspiration for community growers (and businesses who may be able to support them), showing the highs and lows experienced by groups who have been there, done that and bought the t-shirt!  The list will continue to grow as the initiative develops, including examples of how businesses can become involved and the benefits that creates. 

If you think your group would be a suitable candidate for a case study and want to share your knowledge with other groups, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Growing Together Co-ordinator Heidi Seary on heidi@farmgarden.org.uk 

 

Latest Case Studies

Helen’s Bay Community Garden in Northern Ireland, which helps local people to connect and grow, is an excellent example of how a group can generate income and support through engaging with...
Space To Grow & Lloyds Banking Group - Case studies inspiring business to work with community growing groups!    
Rooted in Hull, Humberside, England - Case studies inspiring businesses to work with comnunity growing groups.  
This case study highlights how Holly Hagg, a community and wildlife project (with alpacas) in Sheffield has benefited from working with the Growing Together initiative, thanks to help...
Go Compare & Duffryn Community Link - Case studies inspiring businesses to work with comnunity growing groups.    
Crowdfunding Case Study - Manchester Veg People is a co-op of local organic growers and buyers who are working together to help develop a new model for the local food supply chain in...
Working With Prisons Case Study -  A small number of community growers are now working with prisons, often helping inmates with cultivating land inside the prison walls. These activities...
Workplace Allotments Case Study: Selling books and growing root vegetables may not seem like natural bedfellows, but staff at The Book People have been growing their own produce for four...
Community Interest Company Case Study:  An innovative land purchase by a Community Interest Company has given a unique, community-run flour mill space for gardening at a peppercorn rent. 
Community Allotments Case Study:  Hanley Landshare is a community allotment site on an organic dairy farm outside Chepstow. Set up in 2011, the site has 19 individual plots plus a shared...
Workplace Allotments Case Study:  Ginsters, a food manufacturing company famous for its pies and pasties, has set up workplace allotments where employees can grow their own vegetables. The...
Community Shares Case Study:  Whitmuir Community Farm near Edinburgh is aiming to become Scotland’s first community owned farm.  The original intention was to raise £600,000 in order to buy...

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