Farming on the Barkantine is run by Seeds for Growth as part of their Greening Communities Programme.
Seeds for Growth identifies underused land on social housing estates then works with tenants to create gardens for growing food and flowers, as well as a place to sit and chat, for children to play in a safe environment, to meet neighbours and make new friends.
As part of Just FACT, Farming on the Barkantine will further inspire food growing and composting across the housing estates, taking a community-led approach. This includes working with 2 community gardens and a local school, and creating growing beds at the heart of the estates.
As part of the project there will be family-friendly community day events, after school growing sessions, workshops and training sessions for residents and drop-in gardening sessions.