Growing spaces

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

A community garden is defined as an area of land – usually owned by the local authority, privately owned, or derelict, and situated in a built-up area – which has been taken over by or on behalf of people from the local community on a not-for-profit basis.

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 reduction in crime and vandalism in the local area.

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

For further information email growingspaces@cambridge.gov.uk.

Growing spaces in Cambridge

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

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