Four of our five Growing Ambassadors have recently started in Oldham. Cherryl, Louise, Simon and Stephen have been recruited to support Oldham food growing activity at all levels in the community. They provide a visible, ‘on the ground’ point of contact for the Get Oldham Growing programme.
Get Oldham Growing is a programme to get communities in Oldham active and engaged in food growing, cooking and eating to improve public health, and develop opportunities for growth of new social businesses in Oldham’s food economy.
Get Oldham Growing will reduce barriers to participation in food growing activities through supported access to land, training and advice, materials and infrastructure. The programme aims to increase community participation in food growing, cooking and eating projects for the improvement of the health and wellbeing of Oldham residents. Get Oldham Growing will also develop employment opportunities through local food production and the local food economy.
Growing Ambassador Cherryl, who covers the Failsworth and Hollinwood areas, has hit the ground running and organised her first community event. The Clean & Grow event will take place on Saturday 14th March, from 11am, on land opposite the entrance to Failsworth Quay on Oldham Road in Failsworth. The day is open to people of all ages and activities will include a community litter-pick, bulb planting and path clearance.
Cherryl commented: “The day will be a great way to meet your fellow residents and help to spruce up the neighbourhood. This event marks the start of a new community space in Failsworth and we want people of all ages to get involved and benefit from this exciting new project.”
To find out more about the event contact Cherryl Brock on 07525 856644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in Oldham and want to get involved or stay updated about local food growing you can sign up as a Get Oldham Growing Supporter. Our Growing Ambassadors will send you news, updates and useful information about community growing projects in Oldham.