Cultivate Tees Valley (CTV) is an environmental organisation that works in partnership to build a better world by growing food security for those living across the Tees Valley and by transforming unused urban and rural land into spaces where food is grown. Initiatives focus on combating isolation and improving mental health by connecting people through food and environmental initiatives, with a strong focus on recruiting and equipping teams of volunteers, alongside training and education programmes.

Programmes incorporate art to help beautify more derelict spaces and up-cycling items that would normally go to landfill. Cultivate currently works across the Tees Valley and have developed over ten urban food-growing gardens in public spaces, youth centres, church gardens and community spaces.

Cultivate has recently joined forces with Prior Purslove College to deliver a City & Guilds Practical Horticulture course which is open to anyone aged 19+, Local companies can help give back to their community and make a real difference through Cultivate’s Corporate Social Responsibility project where employees can volunteer at one of the community gardens.

CTV are always in need of large planters, bathtubs, pallets, seeds, seed trays and gardening tools. If you have a surplus of these items, would like to make a donation or get involved any other way contact

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