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Community Growing & Food Network

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Providing a Voice

The Community Growing and Food Network is facilitated by Durham Community Action to bring together like-minded organisations with projects or an interest related to growing and food.  It enables community groups and organisations from all sectors with similar visions to connect, communicate and collaborate, supporting each other and sharing good practice.  

What We Do

Network sessions are held online bi-monthly; there is a different theme for each session and they focus on: 

  • Meeting with other community groups and organisations
  • Discussing topics of interest
  • Sharing experiences and updates

We hold our in-person events in the community to promote growing and food projects in County Durham.

In April 2023 TCR Hub in Barnard Castle kindly hosted the Community Growing and Food Network. This was a great opportunity for everyone to connect in person alongside a development session and enjoy a tour of the grounds and projects. The event rounded off with a lunch from rescued food prepared in their community cafe. Attendees felt they benefited greatly from the in-person networking opportunity.

Dates for your Diary 2024

  • Thursday 26th September TBC in person event
  • Thursday 28th November 2.00 - 3.30pm online

Staying in Touch

If you would like to join the network and receive regular updates and invitations to the network sessions, sign up for our mailing list here or contact Lyndsey Hocking by email

Join the Community Growing and Food Network Facebook group here

Food Durham 

Food Durham is County Durham’s Food Partnership, hosted by the Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists (OASES).  The Food Partnership raises awareness of the importance of food and how it relates to the economy, the environment, health and well-being, and issues of social justice. They aim to bring about change to the food system by working in partnership with public, private and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors across County Durham.

Become a Food Durham member and receive information and newsletters here