Established in 2014, Rooted in Hull was an idea of two friends to create a unique space in the City where people could celebrate the wide range of ways they enjoy food through growing and cooking. Importantly, they wanted the space to be a collaborative venture reaching out to all, building a community around sharing of ideas, skills and produce to make Hull more food resilient.
Lack of space in the City, Rooted in Hull has been designed to be moveable enabling it to make use of vacant development land that is temporarily out of use and ready to move with the City’s natural rhythm of development cycle.
Our current site on St Peter Street is an infilled Dry Dock that has never been developed. Gaining support from many areas including: the sites owner and neighbour; local businesses; business groups; Hull College; lcoal charitable organisations and others, we were able to clear the site and begin the process of developing the infrastructure. The rest, they say, is history.
Open to the public, with volunteering opportunities, seeking grants and through trading, Rooted in Hull is developing as independent for For Purpose not Profit organsiation.
The founders always aimed to make Rooted in Hull as sustainable as possible and in 2019 the Nature Save Trust offered to fund an Environmental Performance Review based on the One Planet Principles. The review was very positive and as you walk around the site you will see what we have done so far in meeting those principles, and what we hope to do in the future to help us and our community live within the resources provided by our One Planet.