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Urban Farming to Feed the People

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Who are the Big Red Food Shed?


We are a sustainable agriculture and horticultural therapeutic social enterprise in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire, providing services to the unemployed, people formerly on Probation or in prison and family members, people with learning disabilities, people with mental and physical ill health. We provide a safe space for developing confidence and improving health and well-being through gardening and growing food for the Community we serve.  


Our SkillUp™ courses started 2016 are aimed at providing skill and experience courses, at different levels, to enable our people to be more employable, socially connected and improve their health and happiness.  

Our courses for 2018 are:  Organic Gardening and Vegetable and Fruit Cookery which commence in September.  


What is our Unique Offer, What makes us different?

People come from all over Derbyshire and some from South Yorkshire because we offer an atmosphere which is non-threatening and respectful.