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Growing Health has been identifying useful examples and evidence relating to the health and wellbeing benefits of food growing. 

There are many examples of projects in local communities, as well as others that target particular groups such as people with mental health problems, physical impairments, people with long term conditions, learning difficulties or in recovery and rehabilitation. These are used in a range of therapeutic and community settings.

If you are healthcare professional and are looking for further information to assist you in your work, click on the links below:

  • Evidence -  health and wellbeing benefits of food growing
    A summary of the evidence and factsheets showing how food growing can improve health and wellbeing for certain population groups. Plus information on the social return on investment.
  • Case studies
    Examples of current projects which use food growing in the community to provide a health benefit and have been commissioned to provide this service

Growing Health posters presented in 2015


Growing Health: Growing Health is a national project run by Garden Organic and Sustain, which is funded by the Tudor Trust, to see how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting health and wellbeing for a range of individuals and population groups.

You can get involved

We are keen to hear from anyone interested in or running a project that links community food growing with health and wellbeing or looking to develop this area.

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