Growing Food,

Growing Community

Welcome to Edible Cutteslowe

Growing Food, Growing Community

Edible Cutteslowe is all about growing vegetables and fruit sustainably and locally. In the process, we hope to build community and have fun. It’s simple.  You grow some vegetables or fruit that you invite other people to forage.

We’re an informal group based in Cutteslowe, North Oxford, that started thinking about this idea towards the end of 2020. We’re hoping that it offers some hope, positivity and connection in the face of the challenges that Covid-19 has brought.

There will be a vegetable bed in Cutteslowe Park to act as a focal point for the project, as well as some other communal beds that organisations are developing in the local area. We’re also hoping that lots of people will decide to take part at home and plant some seeds and put the plant outside their door or in their front garden.

How To Get Involved

How to Get Involved

There are a few ways to get involved. You can sow some seeds this spring—in a pot or patch of ground outside the front of your flat or house—and then, when the produce is ready to harvest, just put a sign up letting other people know they can help themselves. We’ll be putting up some ideas and instructions about how to get planting and how to make a sign soon.

Or, get in touch with us to help look after one of the community patches of vegetables and fruit being grown around the neighbourhood



There are a growing number of local groups and organisations partnering in Edible Cutteslowe, including Cutteslowe Garden Project and those listed below. If you would be interested in partnering with us as we develop, get in touch via the contact form below.

Get In Touch With Us

To find out more about us or get in touch, use the form below.


  • Help us in the Park!
    Join us to plant up and maintain the Edible Cutteslowe bed in Cutteslowe Park. Every Monday, starting next Monday 9 May, we’ll be working at the bed from 2.30-3.30pm. It would be fantastic to have some volunteers to help – and you can come just once for part of an hour, or every week ifContinue reading “Help us in the Park!”
  • Community Larder Planting
    Last week, we planted herb seeds with members of the Cutteslowe Community Larder. It was a fun day! People could choose from parsley, coriander or basil. Tenika and Hilary had a great time sowing the seeds with people, and children loved joining in too. There was a real buzz. If you haven’t already started, nowContinue reading “Community Larder Planting”
  • Get involved this Spring!
    As we begin to edge towards spring, we’re organising a couple of opportunities for you all to come and get involved in growing in Cutteslowe! 20 February – Planting Day at the Cutteslowe Community Orchard, 10-1pm. Bring a spade and email cutteslowecommunityorchard@gmail.com to let them know you’d like to join! 30 March – Plant YourContinue reading “Get involved this Spring!”

Printable signs for your plant pots and beds.