FOOD Portsmouth is directly involved in delivering projects across the city with a particular focus on Food Inequalities and Green & Growing spaces.  

Victoria Street Park in need of some TLC

Victoria Street Park in need of some TLC

Pocket Parks

BIG NEWS: FOOD Portsmouth has won three national funding bids from  the  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to establish a series of ‘Pocket Parks’.  Pocket Parks are defined as ‘a piece of land … which may already be under grass, but which is unused, undeveloped or derelict’.

The three sites identified in the city are Victoria Street Park in Landport; Three Tuns Close and Sea Mills, both small grassed areas off Kent Street.

Victoria Street will be enhanced with picnic benches, fruit trees, seating and sensory planting while the sites in Portsea will have raised beds, fruit trees and sensory plants.

This project will be established and maintained by volunteers from the community and Treadgolds Community Garden.

For more information contact us through this website.


Treadgolds Growing

Discover the joys of growing fruit and vegetables with other volunteers at the historic Treadgolds Community Garden right here in the heart of Portsea.

Our NEW drop in session is on Mondays 11.30am-2pm where you can learn new skills and practise existing ones. This session will be led by one of our community gardeners offering top tips and support in a calm and safe environment.

Volunteers will be involved in establishing and maintaining two new ‘Pocket Parks’ just down the road. There will also be plenty of opportunity to have a bash at something completely different, such as cultivating oyster mushrooms, vertical growing.

No experience necessary; over 18s; disabled access.

To find out more call Gail on 023 9289 2022 or email through this website.


Volunteers on site

Volunteers on site

Community Allotment

The Food Portsmouth community allotment is based at Moneyfields Allotment site, plot number 252.

The plot provides opportunities for members of the community to grow foodstuff in a social and safe environment.

Emma, our community gardener is on hand on Wednesdays, 11.30am-2pm to offer advice, support and expertise, and lead on the day’s activities. There are plenty of opportunities to help maintain the site outside of these hours by arrangement with Emma and the rest of the volunteers.

No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get together in this peaceful environment  with a bunch of like-minded folk to dig, sow and grow, enjoy a cuppa or two and each other’s company. All produce grown is shared among the volunteers.

Get in touch via this website and get growing!!

Top team were busy when the Lord Mayor dropped in!

Top team were busy when the Lord Mayor dropped in!

Men's Kitchen

A relaxed, fun, and social cooking course, with hands on experience where you will learn how to make a selection of staple dishes such as: soup, stews and curry.

Groups are small and run by men for men at the Pompey in the Community Centre's new training kitchens. Our expert instructors you will guide you through the recipe booklets each week selecting affordable ingredients so you can make the dishes again at home.

Open to all ages over 18. No previous cooking experience required. Ingredients provided; all you need is a takeaway box to enjoy your meals later.

The 5-week course is run by FOOD Portsmouth @ a nominal cost of £5 which covers everything.


Food doesn’t have to be boring anymore

Food doesn’t have to be boring anymore

Diabetes Kitchen

New 5-week cooking course aimed at those with, or at risk of diabetes wanting to learn how to cook healthier food for a healthier lifestyle.

The course will include recipes and dishes for different meals during the day and will cover topics such as sugar awareness, meal planning, lifestyle, convenience and takeaway alternatives.

Based @ Pompey in the Community’s total cost, including ingredients, aprons and booklets is only £5.

Starts in September this year; dates to be confirmed. Enquiries initially via this website.

Play leader, Time Head from Stamshaw Adventure Playground collecting fresh fruit

Play leader, Time Head from Stamshaw Adventure Playground collecting fresh fruit

Holiday Lunches

Following on from our work addressing Holiday Hunger for kids in the school holidays, Food Portsmouth continues to support these kids by providing fresh fruit and veg to the adventure playgrounds and youth clubs throughout the year.