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Food Group

This group was founded as a response to an open space meeting ‘A Sustainable
Vision for Bolton’ for more info

Bolton’s only Permaculture growing Group

Bolton Urban Growers – Our aims and objectives are to promote community self reliance and resilience and to help develop the New Economy, our work is underpinned by the ethics and principles of Permaculture
Our sessions run every Tuesday morning from 10-12:30pm
contact: text: 07944532405

Applying permaculture to the bankrupt Supermarket model – the whole of the supermarket model has failed – lets not mess about here’s the refit.


‘A Sustainable Vision for Bolton’


Many more local jobs created linked to local food production and sale in
market gardens and markets.

The setting up of Estate Based food Cooperatives

Notes from the first meeting after the event and our plans for reaching the
vision can been seen here

If you are interested in local food then come along to Bolton Local Food Forum.

Next Meeting; Wed 27th June 2012

Venue: The Kitchen on Great Moor Street

Time: 3pm

Agenda: Bolton Food Festival & Green Food Directory,  AOB that people may want to add.


Grow your own food at a local community garden

Gathering of Organic Growers (GOG)
GOG has plots on allotment sites around Bolton, Weshoughton, Deane, Halliwell, Great Lever and supports a variety of community and health projects. The communal sites are organised through democratic plot meetings. Any local people can get involved in growing their own food, and they then share out the produce. Others might come along to the plots for a couple of months and then use what they have learned to grow their own at home.

Halliwell Community Food Plot
Where ? Shepherd Cross St Allotments, Halliwell
When ? Tuesdays 2pm onwards
Contact Anne 01204-492997

Horwich Community Allotment
Horwich Community Allotment is a friendly allotment where local people can get together to grow their own food organically. It is entirely run by volunteers who do as much (or as little!) as they like, then share the produce accordingly. If you would like to grow some of your own food, but don’t think you could manage a whole allotment by yourself, why not come along?
Where? Lever Park Avenue Allotments, Horwich
When? Mondays & Saturdays 2pm onwards
Contact Linda – 01204-697223

Westhoughton Food Co-op Food Plots
Where? Central Park, Westhoughton
When? Tuesdays 6pm onwards
Contact Ray 07745980665

Westhoughton Food Co-op Food Plots
Where? Hall Lee Bank Park, Park Rd, Westhoughton
When? varies
Contact Dave 07547016812

The DEPROSU Allotment
Where? Haslam Park Allotment site, Deane Rd
When? Saturdays 1pm onwards
Contact Kath 07990774434
Welcomes refugees & asylum seekers in particular

The Four Seasons Project
Where? Halliwell Community Food Plot (see above)
When? Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am – 1pm
Contact Richard 07891967320
Welcomes those with mental health challenges

Great Lever Community Plot
Where? Ainsdale Rd Allotment site, Great Lever
When? Thursdays & Saturdays 1pm onwards
Contact Richard 07891967320

Gardening On Your Doorstep Gardening Project  working with people with any sort of Disabilaty within the local area and surrounding areas to with support from the national charity H.F.T who work all over the country.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Where? Tennis court in the grounds of the pub Southfield’s Great Lever
When? Tuesday at 10;30
Contact Richard 078681138

The Green House Garden
Where? Quebec Place, Deane
When? Tuesdays, Thursdays – flexible times – please ring
Contact Fred 07890440415

Horwich Harvest Project
Where Lever Park School, Stocks Park Drive, Horwich
When Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays from 1.30pm until 4pm
Contact Vicky 01204 695093

The Great Estates Project (starting 2010)
Where? Johnson Fold estate
Contact Tracey 01204-496370.

Alan 01204-462141/MOB 07918652073

Incredible Edible Bromley Cross                                                                                                                                                      Volunteers from all around Bromley Cross, joining together to improve our local environment, boost community spirit and share seasonal, local food.

- Growing / Cultivation
- Healthy Eating / Cooking
- Community / Skills / Education
- Business / Food Maps / Local Producers
Get Involved
We’d love to hear from you.  If you would like to get involved in any way please contact us with your area of interest.