Gatherings at CV5

Food union performance

Our Food Union allotment is open to our members every Monday (10am-12pm) and Tuesday (2pm - 4pm) for our weekly working session where we maintain the allotment as well as discuss and share knowledge about gardening. In doing so we hope to create a city-wide community garden with a focus on nurturing and exchanging creativity, skills and assets. No experience in gardening is necessary to attend growing sessions but all newcomers will need to fill out a short membership application form and be given an introductory tour of the garden.

Tuesday mornings (10am-11am) we open the gates for our 'Toddlers Bring Your Adults' session which is a children-led garden session for under 5's. You need to book in advance for these sessions so we can prepare for numbers and you can do so by getting in touch at

We also host events, gatherings and working parties at least once a month on our site. These events are open to everyone and are an opportunity for anyone who is interested in the work we do to visit the site, get involved and hopefully join Food Union and continue growing with us. Food is provided by The Pod Cafe and based on the theme of the gathering you can usually expect a musical treat or performance piece as we gather around our bonfire to relax after an afternoon's work. We play host to some fantastically talented performers on our site and previous artists to join us include Nina Harries, Sam Lee, Jon Wilks, The Green Man, Lucy Farrell and Veronika Rauchfussova.