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Food For Thought

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Have you ever thought about growing some of your own food but didn’t know where to start? Our new Food For Thought Project is the very thing to get you going (and growing)!

There are so many reasons to grow even a small amount of food; it’s so good for mental and physical health, you get out in the fresh air and best of all you will be astonished at the flavour of the results!

Along with our 2 project partners The Conservation Volunteers and Belfast Food Network we will be distributing 550 Food for Thought resource packs. These packs will have everything you need depending on the space you have available and will include seeds suitable for growing at this time, compost, pots and gloves, with an apple tree for those who have lots of room. We want applications from community groups, families and individuals of all ages from across Northern Ireland.

boy with freshly pulled onion

The project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and a series of expert webinars, toolkits and how to videos are planned, to show you some really simple ways to use the produce you grow - because when food is that fresh and tasty you don’t need to complicate things! 

As a positive response to Covid-19, we want to create a whole community of growers and eaters who support each other in a truly sustainable way. We want to see your pics and hear about your adventures along the way so keep us updated by using the hashtag #FoodForThought or email Jilly on

To apply for Food For Thought packs, create a profile via the button below. If you have already created a profile on our website before, click login at the top of the page. Once you have created a profile simply click the 'Food For Thought Applications' tab on your profile page to begin your application.

Applications will open on 6th July 2020 at 2pm and will close on the 20th July at 12noon. 

*Please note* Preference will be given to applications from areas of social deprivation or those who demonstrate the greatest need in the application. 

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