Exeter Growers Coop

Exeter Growers Coop

About the Project

Exeter Growers Cooperative rents 4 acres of land for shared use in organic food production.

Our Aims:

  • To promote understanding, enjoyment and sustainable use of land.
  • To provide opportunities for local people to come together to grow food sustainably.

The Story So Far

Transition Exeter is proud to have been linked to the Exeter Growers Co-Operative which grew out of early meeting facilitated by our Food Group. The Exeter Growers Co-Operative rents 4 acres of organic productive land on the South Western edge of Exeter, near Shillingford.

The Co-Operative strives to promote understanding, enjoyment and sustainable use of the land, especially through organic food production. All production is to Soil Association Organic Standards.

The field is an inspiring place – there’s a young orchard, a Devon hedge, a willow-bed, ‘the shed’, two poly tunnels and plenty of space for organically growing vegetables and soft fruit.

Members come with a range of knowledge – some with lots of growing experience, some with none at all, but all with a willingness to work and learn from each other and then enjoy the delicious produce from the vegetable beds. Leeks and lettuce, carrots and courgettes, beetroot and beans all flourish in the rich organic soil.

The co-operative welcomes new members at any time. You can join as a full member or a friend.

    How to Get Involved

    Find out more or get involved by visiting the Exeter Growers Co-Operative website.