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26th August 2021

Upcoming Events at Communigrow

As Kent’s leading horticultural and educational charity, we are committed to reconnecting people with organic produce and the outdoor environment.

We provide people with an opportunity to learn new skills, meet people, and build their confidence in a unique and welcoming environment. With the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, we grow and harvest a wide selection of chemical-free vegetables on-site for our local community.

During the last few weeks our team and volunteers have been harvesting lots of beautiful and tasty veggies. The most prolific vegetables so far have been cucumbers, cabbages and squashes. We recently harvested 23kg of cucumbers in one day! Garlic, onions, beans, beetroot, courgettes, potatoes, carrots and other vegetables have also made an appearance and our Veg Box customers are enjoying the high quality of produce we have available this year.

During the next months we will be holding a series of community events to help local people connect with their natural environment while also learning to grow and produce delicious fresh food.

Ways of Storing and Preparing Fruits and Veg to Increase Nutrition

Saturday 28th August 2pm via Zoom

If you are growing your own food, you are likely to be harvesting lots of fruits and veg in the next few weeks - perhaps more than you expect? Book your place and learn a few useful tips on how to store and prepare food while increasing its nutritional content. Did you know that if you want to benefit from Vitamin D content in mushrooms, you need to put them in a sunny spot for at least 15 minutes before eating? For more tips like this join Claire Munns from Fresh Living Nutrition on 28th August at 2pm. Click here for bookings

Green Social Prescribing

Tuesday 7th September 5.30pm via Zoom

Jules Pretty, Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, will be highlighting the benefits of nature-based interventions and how these also reduce the pressure on health and social care systems. Jules Pretty has held a number of different roles at the University including Head of the Department of Biological Sciences, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science and Engineering) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. He also was the Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development. Click here for bookings

Food Fest

Saturday 18th September 11am-3pm

At Communigrow

We will be hosting our annual celebration of the wonderful food produced locally and recognise the brilliant work everyone does to grow food organically. The event will include:

  • A potato and squash fest

  • A vegetable market celebrating our chemical free, seasonal vegetables

  • Children's crafts and activities

  • A raffle with great prizes

  • Stalls with local produce and much more!

We are inviting small food businesses to join us in this celebration of local food. If you know of a food business interested in joining us as a stall holder, please share the following email address ( and we will send them the details. As we promote local food - the only condition is that the food they prepare uses ingredients produced locally. Bookings here

Nature, Food & People Sessions

For young people educated at home

14th September to 19th October

Our series of Home Education sessions are back. This is a course of 6 lessons to give young people the chance to learn and appreciate nature, food and the world around them. To book please check details and sessions available here

Wellbeing Sessions

For adults

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General inquiries:

Veg box scheme: 07546 437 272

Volunteering opportunities:

07806 708 386

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