Stay at Home, Grow Your Own

Stay at Home, Grow Your Own

To support the health and wellbeing of residents in the Braintree District, a new community project, funded under the livewell campaign, has been launched to encourage people to ‘Stay at Home, Grow Your Own’.

Braintree District Council, in partnership with Abberton Rural Training, are giving away 150 free planting starter kits containing everything needed to start growing small food items at home.

How to get your FREE grow your own kit


Individuals or families with financial difficulty and/or shielding and socially isolating in the Braintree District can apply for a free starter pack by submitting the application form.

There are 150 available, so be quick! (one per household)

The starter packs will be delivered by a team of wonderful volunteers across the Braintree district from Witham Community Hub.

Get involved

Join the ‘grown your own’ online community

  • If you are growing your own, please join the Abberton Rural Training online community to help spread the word about how much better you are feeling for getting involved in growing your own. You can share your pictures and videos.
  • Don’t forget to tag @BraintreeDC and @livewellcampaign to encourage others to grow their own too!

‘Grow your own’ online resources

Contact details

Abberton Rural Training (ART)

Braintree District Council’s Public Health Practitioner

Livewell Partners