Food is a universal connecter. Cooking and sharing food is a simple and meaningful way to bring people together, celebrate different experiences and share stories. This autumn, community and school growers used home-grown produce to cook something special in celebration of the RHS Big Food Share.

Although the RHS Big Food Share week has passed, you can still sign up to take part. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive your exclusive Big Food Share Toolkit, as well as early access to future campaigns. Tell others about your Big Food Share and find inspiration from other groups using the hashtag #RHSBigFoodShare.

RHS Big Food Share

How to take part

There are plenty of ways to take part in the Big Food Share. If you’d like some inspiration, here are three event ideas you could try to share your harvest with your community:

  1. Host a community cooking event – open your garden gates and invite your neighbourhood in for dinner.
  2. Give away your glut – do you have more marrows than you know what to do with? Don’t let them go to waste.
  3. Donate to a local food organisation – the cost of living crisis has left lots of households struggling to put food on the table. Get in contact with a local food organisation and see how best you could help.

Recipes and stories

Hear from food organisations and communities growing and distributing food across the UK as they share their favourite recipes with us.

Share your recipe with us!

Submit your go-to recipe for a chance to be featured in our community cookbook in 2024!

Get ready to host your harvest!

Here’s a few tips to help you host a successful food share. Why not try designing a menu to get your guests excited, or download posters to let everyone know you’re taking part? Harvest seeds as well as your veggies and save them in preparation for next year’s Big Seed Sow.

Make sure you sign up to receive your Big Food Share pack, where you’ll find more ideas and tips.  

You don’t need to be a confident grower or have heaps of outdoor space to get involved in the RHS Big Food Share. Even growing your own garnish can add a special touch to your meal. If you haven’t grown any food before, you can still take part. Why not buy some veggies this year and try growing your favourite ingredients in 2024? Check out our advice pages to get growing.

Sharing the Big Food Share with you


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