6 July 2019
Grow Beer is a “patchwork farm” initiative encouraging individuals to grow hops in their back gardens, balconies and allotments. Founded by Ann Bodkin and Helen Steer the project aims to cultivate British hops and support regional beer production. The pair devised a simple Grow Beer kit that includes everything an individual needs to grow as well as providing advice and information packs for those wishing to initiate their own growing networks. They now have eight different growing groups active in the UK, plus another one in Germany. Ann’s participation in Beer & Berries could inspire the first Scottish branch of the project in Angus!