Therapeutic vegan horticulture
The Growing Together project is a therapeutic horticulture initiative for asylum seekers and refugees, based at the Highfield Eco Allotment Project (the HEAP) in Levenshulme, Manchester.
Each week, the group brings together 15-20 people to learn about vegan horticulture first-hand. The project applied for a grant in November 2012 to purchase a poly-tunnel. Whereas we don't normally fund equipment, the poly-tunnel has enabled this group to become sustainable in the long-term.
"We follow vegan horticultural principles as promoted by the Vegan Organic Network. We share The Vegan Society’s educational role and we are continuous advocates of veganism within the allotment and the local community. We don’t sell any produce from the allotment; we share and give it all away to participants" - Growing Together Project