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Recent Projects


The Interactive Garden

Welcome to the Interactive Garden Project, where our love for gardening blossoms into a shared journey of learning and growth. Our community garden is not just a plot of land; it’s a vibrant classroom without walls, a place where every plant tells a story, and every visit seeds new knowledge. Our garden is interactive, inviting visitors to engage with the environment. The signs and QR codes transform a stroll among the greenery into an educational experience, encouraging exploration and interaction.


Co-op Food

Co-op Food are passionate about connecting our community with the joys of gardening and cooking. Our project is designed to offer a wide range of opportunities to get involved in cultivating vegetables and learning how to cook produce along the way. We offer cookery workshops that teach how to make tasty meals from simple and fresh ingredients, as well as growing workshops that help people of all skill levels learn the art of gardening. We firmly believe that everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy food.


School Workshops

Southsea Green is the perfect place to get involved in outdoor learning and sustainable food production. We provide workshops, encourage volunteering opportunities, host school trips, and promote a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle. Learn how to grow, cultivate, and enjoy your own food, right here in the heart of the community. The goal of this project is to empower people to learn about produce, provide work experience, and connect back to the environment.


Action Asylum

With our range of gardening projects, we aim to provide a space for shared learning and collaboration that highlights the benefits of a place to preserve plants and wildlife. Our program offers volunteer opportunities and shared learning experiences that allow asylum seekers to contribute to, and improve, the environment through gardening projects and the development of green spaces.


From Soil to Cloth

Southsea Green is working with a local artist, Alice from Vanderhume, to create a growing space for artistic materials. Alice feels her artwork is an extension of herself and her connection to the Earth. Her work is a proposition for environmental advocation and consumer consciousness; a complete expression of how people must connect back to the meticulous process and inherent meaning behind their clothing and other textiles. 


Port 57 Coworking Space

One of our objectives is to bring people together in the community through garden projects, which will lead to meaningful stories and greater knowledge of the natural world. Port 57 creates a ‘growing’ experience by offering a professional place for like-minded individuals to share resources or focus devotedly on essential projects. Members of the Southsea Green Association will use this creative hub for its group meetings and specialised time at individual desks. 


Pura Vida Recipes

Pura Vida is a former cafe, restaurant and yoga studio based in Waterlooville, which is now operating as a pop up business providing catering to private events, dinner parties, take away nights, meal prep and cake orders. Our community garden is collaborating with Emma, the founder of Pura Vida, to provide recipes inspired by the fruits and vegetables we produce around Southsea Green. Emma also shares these plant-based recipes in our garden newsletter, Over the Hedge. 

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Food Portsmouth

Southsea Green and Food Portsmouth come together to promote how good food, growing food, and sharing food can transform lives. Food Portsmouth is an independent organisation that aims to support, develop and promote a fair and positive, sustainable food culture across Portsmouth and Southsea. These actions contribute to making Portsmouth an active member of the Sustainable Food Cities initiative, harnessing sustainable food as a vehicle to drive positive change.



We are grateful to Awards for All and the players of the National Lottery for giving us the opportunity to deliver this project. Our aims and objectives were to develop community, in all aspects, by spreading the word about our organisation, working with partners to strengthen existing relationships and to reach out across the city to promote and share our principles. Our motivation for the project was to grow, not only vegetables for food, but to grow skills and community.


Greenfingers Project

Funded by the Tesco Bags of Help. These fully funded workshops will be held in the Southsea area and should be an introduction to crafts or basic skills, designed to get people started and discover their passion for creativity while making new friends. All crafts considered including gardening, knitting, bicycle maintenance, cooking, etc, so pitch us your passion.


Solent All Stars

Southsea Green completes project work that will help encourage young people to build and improve: 

  • Team-Working Skills

  • Communication

  • Confidence

  • Community Engagement

  • Planning Skills

  • Time Management

  • Prioritising

  • Grit and Determination

  • Problem Solving

  • Money Management

  • Designing

  • Presentation Skills


Greenfingers Workshop

Sessions in gardening and crafts were held at Southsea Green Community Garden. These craft workshops provided creative tasks for the public to apply skills learned while participating in the Greenfingers project. Gardeners shared activities about planting vegetables or preparing beds, lessons on sustainability and how to practice sustainable gardening, creating greetings cards and making botanical bookmarks, among many other useful gardening knowledge. 


Keep Pompey Green Campaign

The exhibition seemed to be a positive method of sharing concerns and highlighting the beauty of the city, as seen through the eyes of others age 6 or under, or all the way to 100. Everyone was invited to the preview and the Mayor and our MPs were there to see all the fabulous artwork and get on board with keeping our city green. Hosted at Le Cafe Parisien till the New Year.The preview night was a success! So many beautiful artworks by our entrants, sending the message to keep and look after our green-spaces in Pompey. 


Social Enterprise Cluster Prospectus 2015/16

Southsea Greenhouse aims to encourage local development and employment and the model is now being extended to other potential community grow-spaces: sharing land, planting trees, teaching others how to cultivate. There is growing membership of 200+ and it encourages a thriving network of painters, knitters, ceramicists and woodcrafters that taps into the amazing resources and talents across the city, and promotes local produce and crafts. We want to change the way people consume, celebrate the creativity of people, and improve what you get from our City.


Southsea Greenhouse Profile Film

This is a short profile film about Southsea Greenhouse, created by Jon Cook, Alex Francis, Ryan Lackenby, Oliver Greenham, Amber Morgan and Jack Smith from The University of Portsmouth. Southsea Green is planning more filmography and photography projects in the future, including an aerial plan of the green spaces and the purpose of each green space. Potential volunteers who have a passion for this creative art are welcome to fill in a volunteer form on our Volunteer Page.

Additional Work

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