We produce high quality salad leaves and herbs at our urban farms in Bristol. But we do more than just grow food. We strongly believe that all business should have a positive social impact. This is why we support people who face significant barriers to the workplace to help run the project.Our Produce
“The Severn Project ticks all the right boxes. It is an innovative social enterprise that helps individuals recover from drug and alcohol dependency through practical horticultural training. And it transforms waste ground such as the site adjacent to Temple Meads into a thriving market garden. I strongly support their work and ethos - it's a win, win.”
Mayor of Bristol
At the Severn Project CIC we aim to empower individuals and communities by providing authentic training, education and employment opportunities. Find out about the innovative work we do, our partners and the reasons why we do it.Learn More
We grow using organic principles and deliver to restaurants, shops and distributors in the South West.
“The Severn Project really gets the link between the environment and society. Not only do they produce planet friendly food but they also improve the general well being of all Bristolians. It is a visionary project that deserves our full support.“
“Energetically and skilfully driven by Steve Glover, the Severn Project truly understands the issues surrounding drug dependency and social deprivation and offers a unique rehabilitation opportunity for anyone prepared to commit to it.”
Drug Treatment Coordinator, Bristol Police
“The Severn Project contributes to Bristol City Council's Sustainability agenda, producing locally grown food by environmentally responsible means, providing horticultural training and employment opportunities for its client group.”
Sustainability Manager, Sustainable City & Climate Change Team, Bristol City Council
“What makes the Severn Project so special is its history of consistently delivering on its potential and successes in achieving its aims. It is hard to think of a more demonstrably effective answer to so many of the city’s problems, or a better way to deliver on its ambitions than the means deployed here.”
Bristol City Council
“The Severn Project reports income from trading activity far over the average for the whole Index, which is 57% - this is a factor taking into account by our judges for the SE100 Growth Award, which recognises positive and sustainable growth of a business in the last year. Their turnover per employee places them in the upper quartile for this in the region of the South West."
The farmer and recovery counsellor behind The Severn Project, which is helping hundreds of people escape drug and alcohol addiction by building their own commercial salad growing businesses, tells Pam...