Stay at Home, Grow Your Own

Free planting starter kit are being given away with the ‘Stay at Home, Grow Your Own’ community project. 

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Colchester City Council and Tendring District Council, in partnership with Abberton Rural Training, are giving away free planting kits that contain everything you need to start growing food at home. 

We have had a fantastic response from people registering to receive one of the 150 free planting starter kits.

In fact, so many people have registered that we have now closed the registration forms so we can start to process the applications and start sending packs out.

We will reopen the process again if more starter kits can be made available.

If you receive a planting kit, don’t forget to share your experience and photos on the Enjoy Colchester Facebook page using #stayathomegrowyourown  

For more information, support and fun ideas to support your Wellbeing, visit the Livewell Campaign.  

The Stay at Home, Grow Your Own project is funded by an Essex County Council Public Health grant. 

Join other growing projects in Colchester  

Colchester Woodland Project 

The Colchester Woodland Project launched in 2019 and aims to plant 200,000 trees across the city as part of the Better Colchester campaign.  

Together We Grow

'Together We Grow CiC’ is a not-for-profit social enterprise helping local communities to explore food, the land, community and nature. As part of their education and wellbeing programmes they: 
  • work with local groups including Refugee Action, Sanctuary Housing and local schools to offer a 'Together We Grow at Home' programme
  • visit local schools to run activities and help them grow edible gardens 
  • run programmes at the beautiful Together We Grow HQ at the Big Garden at Highwoods Country Park 
  • encourage younger people to Get Growing with home resource packs and video resources 
For updates, visit Together We Grow on Facebook.


Page last reviewed: 8 June 2020


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