Oldham Food Network
Growing Oldham, Feeding Ambition is the partnership approach to delivering our vision for the future of food in Oldham. It inspires everyone to do their bit to grow the Borough – be it, cooking, growing sharing or eating!
The community-led Oldham Food Network and the Growing Oldham Feeding Ambition partnership work together to;
• Co-ordinate food activity and support local communities
• Increase food education and skills
• Grow food enterprise
• Communicate opportunities and share resources
Putting local people at the heart of this approach, Growing Oldham, Feeding Ambition brings together residents, communities, partners and organisations to work co-operatively to improve fair access to fresh, local, affordable healthy food, building on landmark community development programmes such as Get Oldham Growing
Friends of Stoneleigh Park cooking healthy locally grown food with young people (soil to plate) and educating families on ways to cook
Veg in the Park supporting various activities around health and wellbeing, including growing cooking and selling local fruit and veg.
Get Oldham Growing developing a sixth growing Hub in Royton.
Lees ECO Hub working with schools and community groups around biodiversity , growing food and green energy.
Primrose Bank Women’s Group growing food, supporting cohesion and reducing social isolation in new neighbourhoods, supported by housing associations
Fulwood Rangers Association engaging volunteers in local food growing, developing their community garden and supporting Fulwood Nature site
A major project currently being developed in Oldham which is linked to the Growing Oldham Feeding Ambition Partnership is Northern Roots. An ambitious project to develop the largest urban farm and eco-park in Britain on Snipe Clough, 160 acres of greenspace in the heart of Oldham. You can find out more here http://northern-roots.uk/ and follow latest developments on Northern Roots on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
[Updated January 2020]