Grow Green Spaces

Grow Green Spaces Stortford (GGSS) has emerged from the Community Climate Gathering organised by Bishop’s Stortford Climate Group.

Grow Green Spaces Stortford aims to grow flowers, fruit, vegetables or herbs – whatever is appropriate – in unloved spaces in Stortford to increase biodiversity in the town; to make Stortford a greener, better place to live and to encourage community involvement in gardening to the benefit of all.

GGSS is working with the Canal & River Trust to improve the banks of the River Stort along the town centre section. Once a month volunteers join forces with Save Our Stort to clear sections along the towpath which are going to be sown with native wildflower seeds and shrubs.

Work groups meet on the third Sunday of every month from 11.30am-1.30pm. Bring your own spade, fork, gloves and a drink. Homemade cake and good company provided.

Watch out for our Sunflower giveaways to encourage everyone in Stortford to grow some sunshine!

You can find out all the latest news by liking and following Grow Green Spaces Stortford on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

If you would like to join a GGSS work-party or be a part of the steering group please contact Wendy Gordon on