The GrowShepway website will bring all things ‘grow your own’ and nature related together in one place – especially information about; foraging, community gardens, gleaning, allotments, guerilla gardening, nature walks, beekeeping, grow your own, rewilding, climate change updates, training sessions and more.
I hope you find this website useful and will, perhaps, come back soon to look again.
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Grow Your Own
A number of ‘grow your own’ type projects have taken root in our district over recent years, and there has always been interest in allotments – but more noticeably through the Covid months many of us discovered or rediscovered the joys of doing something productive outdoors. Not only is working outdoors beneficial for physical and mental wellbeing – it may be that with Brexit upon us we are also more aware of, and more grateful for, local suppliers of fresh locally grown produce.
Some community gardens, allotments, and other ‘grow your own’ projects are listed here. Click on the item or click on Grow Your Own tab above for more information.
A small volunteer group, members of Sandgate Society, guerilla gardening
Providing fulfilling opportunities for adults with learning difficulties. Vineyard, Breach, Elham Valley Rd, Canterbury CT4 6LN
A community group active with the aim to encourage and facilitate the growing and use of plants, fruits and produce through community education and participation
A small Cheriton and Broadmead volunteer group, guerilla gardening.
Area in hectares of Kent Wildlife Sites
Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves
Good for you being outside in nature
Dates Various 2023
These online Gardening courses will help you build the skills you need to achieve your vision for the perfect outdoor space.
Whether you would like to find out about botanical names and what they tell you about the plant, how to keep your plants healthy or how gardening can support your wellbeing, there is a wide range of Gardening courses available
Dates Various 2023
Muchroom Foraging and Wildfood Days
Unearth the delights of Mother Nature’s larder and store cupboard as you unveil the realms and delights of wildfood, mushroom foraging and backwoods cooking skills.
Dates various 2023
Foraging Courses In Kent
Foraging has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years and doesn’t show any signs of slowing up. There’s nothing like strolling through the great British countryside and knowing the names of trees and plants that you walk past and which ones you can eat.
Dates various 2023
Gardening and Outdoors Training Days
There are so many online and real life training days – some of the courses will take place in amazing woodlands in the heart of the Kent6 countryside where you can unearth the delights of Mother Natures larder and store cupboard as you learn foraging a backwoods cooking skills.
In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows
– Ralph Waldo Emerson.
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
– Alice Walker.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
– Lao Tzu
Farmers Markets & Farm Shops
A farmers market is a regular assembly of farmers and local suppliers, often meeting in a village or church hall, selling food directly produced – directly to the customers. Farmers markets are great places to meet with other members of your community, a chance to stop for a chat and coffee.
2020 and the following years have not been easy years for farmers markets due to Covid – and most sales have only been possible by online contact.
Farmers markets specialise in fresh local produce from local farmers or suppliers. This is a great opportunity for customers to ask the farmer or producer directly how their produce is grown.