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Cultivate Tees Valley (CTV) is an environmental organisation that works in partnership to build a better world by growing food security for those living across the Tees Valley and by transforming unused urban and rural land into spaces where food is grown. Initiatives focus on combating isolation and improving mental health by connecting people through food and environmental initiatives, with a strong focus on recruiting and equipping teams of volunteers, alongside training and education programmes. Programmes incorporate art to help beautify more derelict spaces and up-cycling of items that would normally go to the landfill. Cultivate currently works across the Tees Valley developing urban food growing gardens and within ten youth centres across Stockton running an environmental education programme that aims to educate young people on the issues of climate change and how they can help change their environment for the better.

Growing Sites: Sessions for Adults.

Billingham Family Hub, Ochil Terrace, TS23 2QL.

Monday 10am-12.

Led by local residents James and Doz, this site has a Poly Tunnel, raised beds, composting, willow den and picnic area.

St Michael's and All Angel's, 13 Imperial Avenue, Norton, TS20 2EW. Monday 1pm-2.30pm

This site is the home of our aquaponics system where fish and food are raised in the same system. The growing space is open to the local community and users of the food bank based at the Church.


On a Mission Community Garden, Peel Street, Thornaby, TS17 6JL Monday 1-3pm

Our first 'guerilla garden' established in partnership with Sprouts Food Charity this growing space is community led. Open access to adults.



Hope Centre, 3 Ragpath Lane, Roseworth, TS19 9AT.

Tuesday 1-3pm and Friday 10am-1pm.

Funded by Roseworth Big Local, and alongside Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, this garden is home to a Poly Tunnel, BBQ area, raised beds and wildlife pond.


Thornaby Methodist Church, Stanstead Way, TS17 9QN.

Wednesday 12.30-2.30pm

A wonderful space in Thornaby with a Poly Tunnel, raised beds, picnic area and composting. Open access.


Arlington Park, Stockton, TS18 3GT. Thursday 10am-12.

This 'Grow in the Community' session at Arlington Park in the Bowesfield area of Stockton is open access to adults. We encourage local growers to join us to work together to produce more local food.


Elmwood Community Centre, Hartburn, TS18 5EP

Based in Hartburn, the Elmwood site has raised beds and a poly tunnel.

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