Cost of living support
Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.
The Big Garden at High Woods County Park is run by Together We Grow, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company set up in October 2017.
The aim of the two-acre garden, which is like one very large allotment, is to provide the local community with a space that they can use as their own throughout the year to grow delicious veggies, be in friendly company and take part in well-being programmes, all in the beautiful location of the award-winning High Woods Country Park.
Together We Grow was set up by a former community gardener/ horticulture trainer and two former community volunteers who work in the public health sector.
The project is supported by 40 volunteers who help with the running of the garden, education sessions and well-being programmes, as well as an outreach work in the community and local schools.
They work with a range of partners improving lives through access to therapeutic and educational horticulture. With the assistance of funding partners they joint fund this work.
The organisations focus is:
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