Emmaus Cambridge is working towards becoming a self-sustaining community, and growing our own fruit and vegetables is one way to achieve this. The produce is used to create homemade soup in Joan’s Coffee Shop, as well as meals for the people we support.

The community garden is tended to by a dedicated group of companions, volunteers and staff, who spend time growing a variety of fruit and veg including squash, courgettes, chilli, cucumber, plumbs, tomatoes, and runner beans.

The initial project exceeded expectations, and we are able to sell small quantities of surplus organic produce when it is available.

“My father taught me to garden when I was very young and it has been my passion ever since. Being able to spend time in the Emmaus Cambridge garden is relaxing, rewarding and a source of joy.”

Jon Cook, Emmaus Cambridge Companion