Community Projects

Dotted around all villages and cities are under-used spaces. Greener Growth helps communities by reviving these neglected areas
It only takes one person to start something brilliant. Communities are the backbone of society and if you’d like to make a difference to yours, a Greener Growth project could be just the thing. Dotted around all villages and cities are under-used spaces. Greener Growth helps communities by reviving these neglected areas, turning them into resources that give to the community and bring it together. Whether it’s a vegetable patch or a flowerbed, there’s so much we can do with even the smallest of areas. And we can also create significant spaces to grow, relax and meet. So let’s put away the phones, laptops and tablets, and bring communities back together with nature. Something for the whole community sounds like a big task, but it really does just take one person to plant the seed of an idea. Could that be you? Get in touch.
8 June 2021
Wildlife mural unveiled at Southgate Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds

 By Sam Walker - [email protected] A new wildlife mural with the ‘wow’ factor has been unveiled outside a community hub in Bury St Edmunds as part of a £15,000 rejuvenation project. Members from the local community and councillors Richard Rout and Patrick Chung were on hand last week to officially reveal the new artwork outside the Southgate Community […]

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23 March 2021
Greener Growth project needs help from residents to create 'green corridor' in Bury St Edmunds

By Kevin Hurst Bury Free Press A call for Bury St Edmunds residents to put their favourite town green spaces on the map – literally – has been made by a Suffolk environmental community interest company. Greener Growth’s Bury Green Spaces project wants people to fill out a questionnaire to help to create a ‘green corridor’ throughout the […]

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6 July 2019
Maintenance Day At Howards Estate

Maintenance Day At Howards Estate A few snaps from last May of Muddy Jo and Filthy Fi -- Oops! Flowery Fi -- taking care of the trees at Howards Estate Memorial Orchard.

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20 May 2019
Work starts at Jankyns Place

Works starts at Jankyns Place We've started our third social housing project at Jankyns Place, in Bury St. Edmunds. It's taken us a while to develop this project alongside Julian Support who provide support and care community for the residents. They have been incredibly helpful to work with and supported us as well as the […]

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5 May 2019
Jo Metcalfe, of Greener Growth, in praise of our local councillors

So this is the week, when we are all voting for our local councillors – those of us that feel so inclined – you might think we would have little to do with politics being an education, conservation and therapeutic horticulture organisation. However, over the last five years we have had an increasing involvement with our local councillors, particularly those in and around Bury St Edmunds.

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1 February 2019
Wrongs Covert - Building the Community Kitchen & Wildlife Garden

Wrongs Covert - Building the Community Kitchen & Wildlife Garden A big thank you to volunteers Bryn, Huw, Robin, Matt and Jo for making such a difference to the work carried out at Wrongs Covert Woodland Restoration Project on Saturday, Jan. 31st. Last time we were here a variety of orchard trees were planted and […]

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23 January 2019
Our work at Moor's Farm

Our work at Moor's Farm The Greener Growth project at Moor's farm has just started. It will be a long-term project creating various different community provisions. We look forward to involving local schools both from the immediate villages and school trips from our wider school-partnerships in the region. We have begun to establish specialist conservation […]

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3 December 2018
Howard Memorial Orchard - Phase 2

Photo: Bury Free Press Howard Memorial Orchard - Phase 2 On a very rainy 1st of December last Saturday, the Greener Growth team  and community members gathered at the Howard Estate Memorial Orchard, in Bury St. Edmunds, for phase 2. Suffolk County Councillor Paul Hopfensperger and community leader Ernie Broom attended once again to lend […]

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27 November 2018
Horringer Court Community Kitchen & Wildlife Garden

Horringer Court Community Kitchen & Wildlife Garden A great day was had at Horringer Court implementing the next phase of their Community Kitchen & Wildlife Garden funded by Suffolk County Councillor Richard Rout. Sam, Fi, Craig, Paul and Jono set about filling the planters with a rich, steamy compost (check out that wheel-barrow below...OOOO-arrrrrr) followed […]

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1 May 2018
Community unites to plant memorial orchard

Community Unites to Plant Memorial Orchard Bury Free Press Residents of the Howard Estate, in Bury St Edmunds, came together last week for the planting of 40 fruit trees in the Howard Memorial Orchard. The project, which saw families adopt a tree in memory of a loved one, was led by community interest company Greener […]

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