We are coming together toGROW Food. GROW Soil. GROW Science.

Take part in the GROW Observatory

Are you interested in growing healthier food, building better soil, learning more about sustainable practices, and working together to validate the latest European Space Agency satellites to help society adapt to extreme climate events?

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Whatever your scale, location or experience, your food production can benefit, and you can make a difference.


Help us address science challenges and data gaps, from creating soil maps to enhancing climate prediction models and earth observation from satellites.


Together we will build evidence to support policy change towards sustainable land practices.

...then GROW is looking for you

A European-wide project engaging thousands of growers, scientists and others passionate about the land. We will discover together, using simple tools to better manage soil and grow food, while contributing to vital scientific environmental monitoring.

How does it work?

Discover amazing people

Connect with other growers, scientists, and others passionate about the land and access information from world leaders in growing.

Experiment and share stories

Learn how to test and validate, growing and weather monitoring methods, through citizen science experiments. Share your new growing stories with the community.

Grow better soil

Share and use land, soil, crop, planting, and water resource information that will help you (and us all together) make decisions about smart and sustainable uses of land and soil to produce food.

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In memory of Devyn Olson-Sawyer

Devyn, a valued member of the GROW community, passed away in September 2019 after three years working for the Observatory.

Devyn worked hard to engage new people in GROW and her work will forever be appreciated by all partners in the GROW Observatory.

She brought wit, enthusiasm and warmth to the project and she will be deeply missed.