The Food Works farm is all about growing food together locally.
Locally grown food is more environmentally sustainable.
Growing more of our food locally is the single most important thing we can do to improve our food system. By reducing the need for transportation, storage and artificial ways to preserve food over time, we can dramatically lower the impact our food production has on the environment. We also recycle our own leftovers as compost or animal feed at our growing sites and those of our partners in Sheffield.
Locally grown food provides resilience.
By growing food right on our doorstep, and not relying on global supply chains, we know this food will be available to us when we need it. By growing our food collaboratively with volunteers we can also ensure it is accessible for all.
We are converting unused plots of land into community growing spaces where we can work with local volunteers to produce food for their neighbourhoods and the city.
Calling all growers!
This year, through our Food Resilience Project, we’re rolling out the Grow a Row and the Repurpose Your Surplus schemes across the city so that we can provide even more delicious, healthy food to the people of Sheffield – and we’d love you to be involved!
There are 2 ways to help:
- Grow-a-Row: Individual plot holders dedicate a row or a bed to ‘grow-a-row’ of the food we need most – even one or two growers can make a huge difference!
- Repurpose Your Surplus: Let us collect the surplus produce grown by your allotmenteers/community growers that they can’t use themselves.
Finding the Food Works Farm
The Farm is located on Green Estates Manor Oaks site.
The address is 389 Manor Lane, S2 1UL (we’re on the same site as The Rhubarb Shed Café).
The main entrance to the site is on Manor Lane, directly opposite Seaton Crescent (because it’s a crescent, Seaton Crescent has 2 junctions with Manor Lane, so if you don’t see Manor Oaks opposite one, keep going South along Manor Lane until you find the other.
The farm is open to volunteers on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 9am to midday. Members of the public are welcome to drop in to say hello during those times.
Food Works Farm in progress
Follow the journey of our farm plot as we create beds for growing food, plant seeds and harvest fresh fruit and vegetables in our first growing season.