Incredible Edible (Food Action) Winchester promotes local food growing, buying local seasonal food and reducing food waste. These are our aims:

1. Raising awareness of the carbon footprint of food
2. Encouraging people to think about where food comes from and promoting locally sourced, seasonal food.
3. Raising awareness about the environmental damage of wasted food and way people can reduce their waste at home.

We welcome new members - experts and enthusiasts alike. You can get involved in regular planting and maintenance, helping communities to set up and grow their own food or talking to individual and groups about food waste and buying seasonal foods. Contact us on


Incredible Edible Winchester and Ruth Kirkby, the Community Champion for Winchester Tesco Extra, planted apple and plum trees at Winnall Primary School on 20 April, ably assisted by some of the pupils.

Our resident alloment holder, Jim, shares some ideas for what to do in the garden in the coming weeks ....

Incredible Edible Winchester, WinACC’s food action group is delighted to announce it has bagged £4,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants raised from carrier bag sales being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

It was great to see so many people at our stall at Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice Rink. We were raffling hampers of local produce to raise funds for WinACC. The hampers were filled with lots of interesting and tasty local, sustainable food.  We raised over £500 from sales of raffle tickets and got to chat to lots of lovely people.

On Sunday 30 April, Incredible Edible Winchester, the Food Action Group of Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) launched its own community allotment, at Edington Road just 10 minutes’ walk (or a short bus ride) away from Winchester city centre.

Do you want to learn how to grow salad, vegetables and fruit?

Incredible Edible Winchester, WinACC's Food Action Group, now has a community allotment. 

The IEW team had a fascinating visit in early September to the Horticulture area of Sparsholt College. Invited by Grounds Manager Jamie Cryer after our successful GQT event in May, we were keen to see the facilities there for ourselves.

A report on how Incredible Edible created the Vertical Garden on show during the Winchester Hat Fair in July.

Highlighting the BBC Good Food seasonal food guide

Lots of people found out more about growing their own food at Incredible Edible Winchester's Vertical Garden at Abbey Gardens at last weekend's Hat Fair. 



July 2018

The Food action group aims to promote community food growing and stop food being wasted. For more information contact

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WinACC food action promotes locally grown food and reduced food waste within the Winchester District in order to reduce the district’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The Action Group, Incredible Edible, encourages people to grow their own food, buy locally and compost wasted food. Although people growing their own food will not have a great impact of the carbon footprint of the district, it raises awareness about more sustainable foods, food in season and reducing food waste.

Incredible Edible (Food Action)

Presentation from a workshop with tips about reducing food waste and getting the most out of the food we buy.