Chester is fortuate in having more than 11 sites in various parts of the city which enable people of all ages to cultivate the ground and grow fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. Some of the sites are self-managed, whilst the majority are managed by Cheshire West & Chester Council.
There are a growing number of ‘Incredible Edible’ initiatives in Chester offering free vegetables, fruit and herbs from community-managed ‘mini allotments’ on unused or little used plots of public land.
Inspired by Incredible Edible Todmorden (in West Yorkshire), these local initiatives offer unique opportunities for residents to work together to enhance their neighbourhoods with planting and looking after food plants.
Currently active in Handbridge and Hoole there are potential additional projects that could grow all over Chester.
If you would like to initiate a project in your area why not get in touch with us for ideas on how to make it a reality? – email us at email@example.com to see how your ideas can take shape
Local no packaging shops
There are a number of small, locally owned and run businesses who prioritise the reduction of packaging for the food they sell
Chester Fairtrade Group
Chester cycling Campaign has been working for over 20 years to develop a cycle friendly city where cycling is considered a natural and safe way to get about – meetings are held monthly at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the upstairs room of the Custom House Pub, Watergate Street CH1 2LB.
Website: https: www.chestercyclecity.org/
Chester Sustainability Forum
Chester Community Energy
Members of Transtition Chester are involved in a wide range of community groups engaged with sustainability issues who, from time to time organise events.
We provide a diary of events that we have been notified of, together with details of the organiser, venue and time.
Let is know of any events that you feel should be featured by emailing us.