We live in communities that are often disconnected and these feelings have been exacerbated for many during COVID-19, therefore, green spaces offer communities an opportunity to create connections through food - growing, harvesting, discussing, eating, & sharing. GROWING BUDDIES: aimed at anyone who has an interest in learning about growing, at its heart, the programme uses food growing and gardening to bring people together.  Additionally there are opportunities to train Growing Buddy Mentors who in turn, can bring their expertise out into the community supporting those who cannot access the site because of issues with illness or mobility