Growing spaces

As part of the Cambridge Sustainable Food Charter we support food-related activities such as community gardens and orchards.

A community garden is land that has been taken over by the local community on a not-for-profit basis. It is usually owned by the local authority, privately owned, or derelict, and situated in a built-up area.

Community growing spaces are a great way of bringing local people together. They can improve health and fitness, provide educational value, and even lead to a local reduction in crime and vandalism.

There is no ‘standard’ growing space in terms of plot size, shape or materials – people create them where they can. Some are based around food production, including the planting of orchards, while others are created for ornamental or recreational purposes.

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Growing spaces in Cambridge

These community gardens are run by local groups on council-owned land. 

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