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Welcome to Growing Well

Of cabbages and kings...

Delicious savoy cabbage in the crop share bags last week - what did you do with yours?


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We are one of the UK's leading community-growing organisations, focusing on improving wellbeing and health by getting involved in growing and farming. We particularly focus on supporting people to recover from mental health problems at our farm on the edge to the Lake District.
All about Growing Well »


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Here at Growing Well, we believe that working as part of team, growing food and sharing the experience with others can help you recover from mental health problems, and support your mental wellbeing.
Support at Growing Well »


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We are experts at community growing. We engage teams of people in our growing process to build their confidence and to improve their wellbeing. We run a crop share scheme enabling you to eat a share of our crop every week of the year.
Growing at Growing Well »



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Our training courses will inspire you to grow food, get more active in your garden or school, or to choose horticulture as a profession. We run courses for all abilities and interests on our 10 acre organic farm or in the gardens and grounds of Sizergh Castle.
Training at Growing Well »


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We introduce hundreds of children to food and farming each year, with visits to the farm and workshops in the classroom. We also inspire teachers to do more with food and growing with our regular training events.
Education at Growing Well »

There are lots of ways to volunteer at Growing Well - View our current opportunities »

This website was developed with the support of:

Lottery Funded Local Food

Growing Well is supported by:

Local Food Lottery Funded Frieda Scott Charitable Trust Ecominds Defra
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development LEADER Northern Rock Foundation Cumbria Community Foundation Esmée Fairbairn Foundation