The John Pounds Centre welcomed Portsmouth's Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress to officially open the Centre’s new Community Growing Place which is based in the historic Treadgolds outdoor courtyard.

The previously derelict courtyard area has been completely transformed into a welcoming edible growing place as part of the Centre’s Healthy Living Scheme by now providing outdoor growing activities and nutritional learning opportunities, with potting benches and raised beds of varying heights being installed for growing a variety of seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs. 

FOOD Portsmouth's Gail Baird will be heading up the growing activities and coordinating local volunteers, so to find out more about how to best get involved please contact Gail on 02392 892 022 or email