Welcome to Cultivate. We are a co-operative social enterprise owned by the community and dedicated to local food in and around Oxford. We believe that strengthening our local food system also empowers our communities, increases the resilience of our local economy, protects our natural environment, promotes health and wellbeing and enriches our culture.

This is what we do:
Growing | We grow fruit and vegetables without artificial pesticides and fertilisers on 10 acres of land just outside Oxford.
Volunteer with us.

Selling | Cultivate’s VegVan mobile shop brings food from our market garden and other local farmers direct to the city.
Eat local and sustainable with Cultivate.

Education | We are part of the movement for more sustainable food and agriculture.
Find out about our education and community work.

Cultivate is people-powered! Join us and support the work of our co-operative by becoming a member, contact us for a chat, or just sign up to our email list to stay up to date.


Monday 8 September, 7pm, Turl Street Kitchen
Members' Forum - This forum is a chance for us to feed back the results of the Annual Survey that so many of you filled in, and for us to get your thoughts on how to make our volunteering and workshare programmes better. Please come along to share your ideas and experiences (past or recent), and help us improve what we do!
tomatoesSaturday 20 September, 12-3pm, Oxford Town Hall
Local Food Celebration - Cultivate will be hosting Oxford's first Local Food Celebration to be held in the Oxford Town Hall. This lunchtime event will showcase the best of Oxfordshire's homegrown food, prepared expertly by some of the most talented chefs in the county.
You will be treated to a delicious three course lunch, as well as interesting talks from local food producers, key food buyers within Oxford, and our local chefs. Come alone to meet interesting people and discover more about Oxford's local food scene, or come with friends and book a whole table to yourselves! Find out more and book tickets online.

More events...
Cultivate Annual Report 2013 crop
Syngenta has withdrawn its application for neonicotinoid use. What are people saying?
Writing Oxford's Good Food Charter: The start of a big movement
Parsnip Pate: a great recipe for bread spread
Beet Poetry by Jack Pritchard
Food on a Crowded Island: Stories from Singapore

Making Local Food WorkHealthy PlanetCommunity Action Groups
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