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VISION:
A city whose youth are actively and passionately engaged in food, sustainability and equality, and who are empowered to drive change.


MISSION:
We grow innovators, educators, leaders and change makers, whilst inspiring all to create a just and sustainable local food system.

grOWN IT delivers fun, hands-on, solutions-based workshops for young people in schools and youth groups, inspiring engagement in food systems, sustainability and urban agriculture. Crucially, we empower young people to be the producers of their future and the leaders of change.

We also work with businesses and corporate groups, delivering workshops to develop staff awareness around food choices relating both to environment and sustainability and to health and wellbeing, and supporting businesses in their food procurement. 

CONTACT >

T: 07881 581841

E: info@grownit.org.uk

Meet Florence, founder and director of grOWN IT.

Florence has been working as an educator, facilitator and researcher

in food science, cooking, food sustainability, food security and food

equality for 8 years, is an active member of the Bristol food

movement and delivers in partnership with some of the cities most

inspiring and pioneering food entrepreneurs and advocates.

She won a bursary from the Bristol Good Food Awards to develop

her vision for grOWN IT in 2018. 

In 2019 she became an Associate Fellow with the School for Social

Entrepreneurs. 

She has delivered her workshops to a breadth of audiences, from schools and teacher conferences to business groups, from public spaces to festival crowds. 

"Florence's

workshop was

truly exciting, engaging

and inspiring.

grOWN IT should be a

nailed on part of education.

It threads together and

opens up learning which

is invaluable to our lives

but missing from

our schools".

“As educators we always appreciate specialists bringing a topic alive but Florence managed more than this… she adds depth and breadth to ‘food production’, broadening the minds of the children so that they learn lessons from how we produced food in the past and how we could make massive improvements in the future.  She also worked with our eco committee and our sustainability policy as well so she is versatile – able to do more than just offer workshops.”

"I am driven by my passion for environmental and social justice and my conviction that food is the most powerful, readily available and delicious way to achieve this! I love to teach and to share this passion with people of all ages and backgrounds, whatever their understanding of food and sustainability is."

Please contact Florence at

florence@grownit.org.uk or on 07881 581841

with any questions you may have 

about grOWN IT