At the beginning of the 2016 growing season Bolton at Home commissioned writer and sketcher Len Grant to document its food growing project on the Breightmet estate. From March until September Len followed Steve from Bolton Urban Growers as he supported local families to grow their own food. The back yard of Bolton at Home’s UCAN Centre (that’s Urban Care and Neighbourhood) is transformed by Steve from Bolton Urban Growers who is commissioned to work with local families. These cartoon strips proved a great way of getting the food growing story out there to others on the estate.         This is the second growing season for Cath and her children.   Food growing is more about just fresh produce… there are lots of social, health and educational spin-offs too.   I asked tenants visiting the UCAN what they cooked for tea. “I don’t cook,” said Stuart until … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Len Grant is a freelance writer and photographer.