The Growing Project

Grand Union is collaborating with the charities in Digbeth that work with people who are vulnerably housed across Birmingham to develop a public festival run by vulnerable and homeless people. This public programme will offer creative engagement and training opportunities to transform parts of the city and develop a city centre growing project.
The aim is to ‘Green-Sense’ the city by undertaking  ‘food growing’ , improving sites across Birmingham, sites that will be developed, tended and nurtured by homeless people. The project will create a visible platform that can change perception of vulnerable people in crisis and or experiencing homelessness, celebrating their production and demonstrate how they can make positive contributions to society. The festival will profile the food growing projects taking place around Digbeth and celebrate the vocational development and positive impact growing can have.

Working with artists and professionals whose work engages with ecology, we will work in partnership with homeless service users and partner organisation. Running a series of celebration events, workshops, training sessions and talks for volunteers and public which focuses on food, gardening and ecology,  providing opportunities for them to to come together with people from the wider community.
The project will culminate in a Public Dinner Event, where guests and hosts can share stories, food and conversation. More details about this event will be published here soon.
Grand Union is collaborating with the charities in Digbeth that work with people who are vulnerably housed across Birmingham to develop a public festival run by vulnerable and homeless people. This public programme will offer creative engagement and training opportunities to transform parts of the city and develop a city centre growing project.
The aim is to ‘Green-Sense’ the city by undertaking  ‘food growing’ , improving sites across Birmingham, sites that will be developed, tended and nurtured by homeless people. The project will create a visible platform that can change perception of vulnerable people in crisis and or experiencing homelessness, celebrating their production and demonstrate how they can make positive contributions to society. The festival will profile the food growing projects taking place around Digbeth and celebrate the vocational development and positive impact growing can have.

Working with artists and professionals whose work engages with ecology, we will work in partnership with homeless service users and partner organisation. Running a series of celebration events, workshops, training sessions and talks for volunteers and public which focuses on food, gardening and ecology,  providing opportunities for them to to come together with people from the wider community.
The project will culminate in a Public Dinner Event, where guests and hosts can share stories, food and conversation. More details about this event will be published here soon.
The Growing Project
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The Growing Project
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The Growing Project
The Growing Project
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The Growing Project
The Growing Project
The Growing Project
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The Growing Project
The Growing Project
The Growing Project
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