Growing Hubs are being developed around the borough in collaboration with local communities and community groups to provide community growing space for fruit and vegetables. These spaces also give excellent education opportunities around food growing and sustainability.
The concept started with the development of The Hub at Alexandra Park as a community food growing training and demonstration site. This has grown and now includes 6 sites across the borough:
- The Hub @ Alexandra Park
- Veg in the Park, Waterhead Park
- Failsworth Growing Hub, Failsworth Library
- Lees Eco Hub, Lees Park
- Dunwood Park Growing Hub
- Royton Growing Hub, Royton Park
The Growing Hubs are being developed across the borough to maximise the opportunity for people to get involved in growing healthy, local food. It is hoped that one Growing Hub will be established in each of Oldham’s wards.