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Greening Our Community

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Greening Our Community

Lee  Harrison By Lee Harrison

Introducing free microgreen workshops to our local community, empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills to grow their own nutritious and sustainable greens. Cultivating a healthier you.

Padiham Fundraising stage

pledged of £1,478
days left

• Microgreens are young, edible plants with concentrated nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to any diet. • Learn the step-by-step process for growing microgreens from seed to harvest, including selecting seeds, materials, watering, lighting, and harvesting techniques. • Hands-on learning experience explores microgreens' health benefits, including immunity boost and digestion support, enhancing overall vitality and immunity. • This workshop is for everyone, regardless of gardening experience. It offers practical tips and strategies for growing microgreens indoors or outdoors, allowing you to enjoy fresh greens year-round. • Workshop participants receive a microgreen starter kit, seeds, trays, and soil, allowing them to continue their journey beyond the workshop. Mission: Promote self-sufficiency, environmental consciousness, and healthier lifestyles by teaching individuals to grow sustainable foods one tiny plant at a time.

What we'll deliver:

  • Knowledge: Teach people about microgreens' nutritional value, cultivation ease, and sustainable food production.
  • Environmental: My workshop can show the importance of sustainable farming and its positive impact on the environment.
  • Health & Wellness: This can lead to a healthier community and potentially reduce healthcare costs in the long run.
  • Community Engagement: Engage in gardening projects, share experiences, and collaborate to build a resilient community.
  • Inspiration and Motivation: Exploring gardening and healthy eating can ignite a passion in daily life.

Why it's a great idea:

• Improved Nutrition: Microgreens are packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. • Sustainable Food Production: Microgreens require minimal space, time, and resources to grow. • Accessibility: Microgreens can be grown in various settings, including apartments, homes, or even community gardens. • Cost Savings: Growing microgreens at home can significantly reduce grocery expenses. • Environmental Consciousness: Local microgreen cultivation reduces transportation costs and carbon footprint. • Educational Experience: The workshop offers hands-on gardening skills and knowledge for participants. • Community Building: Microgreen workshop promotes community building and connection. • Health: Microgreens provide immune support, improved digestion, and potential disease prevention. The impact of a microgreen workshop goes beyond just the workshop itself. It has the potential to create a ripple effect, inspiring others to grow and share knowledge.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy growing trays, growing medium, seeds and containers
  • Book various community centres to host my workshops
  • Social media marketing to promote the workshops
  • Place printed posters in local businesses advertising the workshops

Workshop Agenda - Hosted by Eventbrite Introduction To Microgreens - A short introduction to what microgreens are, the health benefits and different recipe ideas. Taster Session - Taste-test freshly grown microgreens to discover your favourite microgreens to take home to grow. Practical - The essentials to growing microgreens. Here, participants will learn how I perfected the microgreen process and what mistakes I encountered so that participants can start growing confidently. This part of the workshop is practical where I run through different soil types, seeds, lighting and watering to demonstrate what little equipment is needed to start growing homegrown salad foods. A deep dive into the health benefits of microgreens - This part of the workshop will be focused on the healing benefits of each microgreen grown for the workshop, each backed by medical studies. Q&A - I'll answer any queries the participants have here to ensure everyone is comfortable cultivating microgreens.


Location Padiham

About the space



Burnley Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,478

Growing Equipment for participants grow kit and showcasing microgreens. - £683 (46%)
Community Hall Hire - 2Hrs @ £20 p/h x 14 Workshops - £560 (38%)
Microgreen Seeds - Sunflower/Broccoli/Peas/Radish/Mustard/Wheatgrain - £111 (7%)
Other - £124 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Growing Equipment for participants grow kit and showcasing microgreens.
Community Hall Hire - 2Hrs @ £20 p/h x 14 Workshops
Microgreen Seeds - Sunflower/Broccoli/Peas/Radish/Mustard/Wheatgrain
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Cover travel costs for myself and volunteers.
  • Purchase additional grow kit equipment for participants.

Total £1,478

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