The concept of Community Growing

Oliver spent 25 years working with communities across the South East of England, delivering Government funded regeneration schemes in areas of deprivation, and pulling together community-based projects from initial ideas to delivery on the ground.

Oliver understands the dynamics of community and how to pull people together for a common cause.

Oliver also understands what it takes to establish a growing initiative from scratch - both in the public sector (previously delivering a successful prison-based rehabilitation project for a client, funded by the Lottery) and building Smart Greens as a personal endeavour.

In recent months, Oliver has advised a number of interest groups about the concept of community growing areas and approaches to communituy cohesion, funding, design and sustainability (both day-to-day and environmental).

If you have a project or basic idea in mind, Smart Greens might need to become your best friend.

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