Incredible Edible Knowsley
Working with the local community, supported by established partners.
Incredible Edible working with the local community and supported by Countryside Homes, AJK Driveway and Patio Design, Merseyside Police and the Police Cadets, National Citizen Service, Everton in the Community, Serco, Knowsley Council and Huyton Resource Centre.
Incredible Edible, based at Huyton Resource Centre as well as expanding into Kirkby with a base at Activate at the Bracknell Centre on Bracknell Avenue, encourages people to come together to grow their own fruit and vegetables, eat more healthily, learn a new skills and socialise. In the longer-term, the project aims to help eradicate food poverty.
The project has engaged with a range of community groups and local residents, bringing young and old generations together. As well as the reward of growing your own produce, it brings people of all ages and all parts of the community together to transform an unused space into community gardens, creating a community asset that can offer real benefits to families and individuals who may be struggling financially. For the people volunteering, the project provides a sense of purpose and equips them with skills they can use themselves in the future.