Incredible Edible (Food Action) Winchester promotes local food growing, buying local seasonal food and reducing food waste. These are our aims:

1. Raising awareness of the carbon footprint of food
2. Encouraging people to think about where food comes from and promoting locally sourced, seasonal food.
3. Raising awareness about the environmental damage of wasted food and way people can reduce their waste at home.

We welcome new members - experts and enthusiasts alike. You can get involved in regular planting and maintenance, helping communities to set up and grow their own food or talking to individual and groups about food waste and buying seasonal foods. Contact us on


Do you want to learn how to grow salad, vegetables and fruit?

Incredible Edible Winchester, WinACC's Food Action Group, now has a community allotment. 

The IEW team had a fascinating visit in early September to the Horticulture area of Sparsholt College. Invited by Grounds Manager Jamie Cryer after our successful GQT event in May, we were keen to see the facilities there for ourselves.

A report on how Incredible Edible created the Vertical Garden on show during the Winchester Hat Fair in July.

Highlighting the BBC Good Food seasonal food guide

Lots of people found out more about growing their own food at Incredible Edible Winchester's Vertical Garden at Abbey Gardens at last weekend's Hat Fair. 

A summary of the top tips shared at May's gardeners' Question Time

A celebration of two local food initiatives in Winchester city.

Inspired by the vertical planters in the last Incredible Edible Newsletter , Sam Watts thought she’d give it a go after a local garage owner agreed to give her some spare tyres.

Questions and answers from Incredible Edible Winchester and Friends of the Earth Gardeners' Question Time.



February 2018

The Food action group aims to promote community food growing and stop food being wasted. For more information contact

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WinACC food action promotes locally grown food and reduced food waste within the Winchester District in order to reduce the district’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The Action Group, Incredible Edible, encourages people to grow their own food, buy locally and compost wasted food. Although people growing their own food will not have a great impact of the carbon footprint of the district, it raises awareness about more sustainable foods, food in season and reducing food waste.

Incredible Edible (Food Action)

Presentation from a workshop with tips about reducing food waste and getting the most out of the food we buy.