Westgrowers, an asparagus grower in the Vale of Evesham, has been supplying Waitrose for nearly 20 years with British Asparagus. Over the last 4 years, based on Westgrowers wish to highlight the famous connection of their area with Evesham asparagus, they started discussions with Waitrose and DEFRA to gain PGI status for the area. From St Georges day this year Westgrowers will proudly be supplying Waitrose with Vale of Evesham PGI asparagus.

Food, agriculture and farming

Find out about the projects that applied below

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures


Plastics: Redefining Single-Use is a multidisciplinary research project announced by the UK Science Minister. We have created a team of world-class experts. We will redefine single-use plastic. We have created a diverse project team. We have gathered business leaders, policy-makers and other experts. They will work with us at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures team to redefine single-use plastic.

Project location: UK

Website: www.grantham.sheffield.ac.uk

The Community Brain


We are setting up a suburban 'Farm of Futures' in Tolworth, Kingston upon Thames. The farm is a community led design centre and growing space, to let residents design innovative eco products and urban furniture made from locally sourced household and construction waste.

We are looking for local gardeners, volunteers, artists, and businesses who might be interested in helping to establish the suburban farm. All ideas are welcome!

Project location: Tolworth and Kingston upon Thames

Website: www.shedx.org