Through DRY, we started to appreciate the potential of growers to act as harbingers of drought in their communities – being sensitive to available water for plants and hence periods without rainfall and to dry soils. Many also think creatively about their water use. Growers and allotment holders are therefore great potential contributors to ‘drought thinking’ in their communities – important in building local resilience to future drought and water scarcity. We worked with the National Allotment Society (NAS) – a rich mine of knowledge from many years of experience in growing. It is all the more important to involve young people in growing. Please see our DRY Primary Book – DRY: Diary of a Water Super Hero – that has a grandfather sharing growing knowledge with his granddaughter.