Study visit: Community food & growing spaces



November 2022

1:00 pm


3:30 pm

How to establish a flourishing community food and growing space

Study Visit

Are you part of a community food and growing hub who wants to scale up to selling what you grow? Or do you want to know how to generate diversified income streams using the space you have access to? Yvonne will share her experiences gained over four decades of working with individuals, groups and organisations across the UK, the English-speaking Caribbean, Asia, South Africa and mainland Europe to help them to create sustainable and entrepreneurial community assets, (people, leadership and spaces), most recently at Wolves Lane community food and growing hub.

Note: Unfortunately due to unlevel ground, this visit is not currently suitable for wheelchair users.

As spaces are limited for this event, you must book a place. We ask you to read the additional information about the event below to ensure it’s the right one for you.

What to Expect

  • Hear advice from Yvonne Field about how to develop a community asset to benefit local people 
  • Learn about approaches to use with  local authorities about making community use of the assets they own
  • Explore using different income streams to ensure the viability of community growing spaces

What You'll Leave With

  • Practical guidance about how to develop a socially and economically viable community food hub
  • Inspiration to plan how you can make your space one that encourages training opportunities and social entrepreneurialism


Yvonne Field, Ubele & Wolves Lane Growing Hub


Northern Roots, where King’s Road meets Honeywell Lane, OL8 2BJ

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If you’ve registered for this event, our Business Planning for Food Ventures workshop in November may also interest you. See our list of events for further details.

See our Food Security Challenge Prize to apply for a grant to help you to establish or scale-up your own local food initiative.

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