Welcome to Get Growing – supporting communities to grow their own food

Registrations for Get Growing 2022 have now closed and deliveries will start to take place between May and June. We will be in touch shortly with further information.

Get Growing

Launched in 2020 as a direct response to COVID-19, Get Growing is a free, community food growing initiative which provides horticultural equipment and support to communities in Rother, Hastings, and West Kent.

Children in the Garden
Child Holding Fresh Produce
Child Planting in Greenhouse
Kids Gardening
Girl Harvesting Vegetable
Community Garden

Get Growing

Vegetable Picking

Hands of Hope

Growing Together; Building Communities

Hands of Hope is a small community charity set up in 2016, to tackle rural isolation, loneliness, and food poverty, as well as improving physical, mental, and environmental health outcomes by connecting communities with nature and each other.

Home Gardening

Get Growing

Sow, grow, cook, share

Launched in 2020 as a direct response to COVID-19, Get Growing is a free, community food growing initiative which provides horticultural equipment and support to communities in Rother, Hastings, and West Kent. 

We deliver free, organic Grow Kits and provide ongoing support - encouraging as many people as possible to start growing their own food whatever space they have - from windowsill to patio to garden to allotment. Whether at home, at school, in residential care settings or part of a community garden.

Click here or scroll down to register for Get Growing.

Working in the Garden

Community Engagement

Supporting Local Food Banks

With the help of our amazing Volunteers, we grow fresh, organic produce in our Market Garden which is delivered weekly to local food banks.

Aligned to NHS five key recommendations – to connect, to be active, to take notice (be mindful), to learn and to give back, to date we have: 

  • Registered 600 settings.

  • Delivered 1,000 Grow Kits.

  • Reached 13,000 potential growers

  • Distributed tonnes of food to local food banks.

  • Sowed & Delivered 7,769 Plug Plants

  • Prepared and Distributed 4,766 Seed Packets.

  • Accrued over 2,000 hours in Volunteer support.

 
 
 

Hope Farm Garden, Moor Hill, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 4QB.

07968 333097‬

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Photographs by Ann Chown Photography