Local Community Growing Projects

The ABUNDANCE PROJECT Guinness Trust Estate

The Blenheim Gardens Edible Estate: One of the first Capital Growth funded projects, started in December 2008. Click here for some example documents from the project. Or visit Bonnie’s blog on Project Dirt.

Tulse Hill Edible Estate

Loughborough Estate

Josephine Avenue

Caldwell Gardens

Lorn Road Allotments

Windmill Allotments, Lyham Road

Food Up Front supports people in South London to grow food in their unused outdoor space. Whether it’s front gardens, balconies, windowsills or back gardens. Some members also communal garden a plot in Streatham.

Mencap Garden – Streatham

(See Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens)

Roots and Shoots is a charity providing vocational training for young people from the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. They have an amazing premises with greenhouse, garden, education facilities etc.

Vauxhall City Farm
OTHER LONDON COMMUNITY GROWING PROJECTS

Sustain and WEN’s Growing Round the Houses briefing paper This paper highlights a number of successful examples across London (pdf)

Growing Communities based in Hackney. Growing Communities wants to help other groups to follow in their footsteps (and adopt their ethical local ethos) to start their own local food supply projects. Click here for some Growing Communities Resources

OrganicLea
OTHER UK COMMUNITY GROWING PROJECTS

Urban Farming project in Middlesborough
OTHER INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY GROWING PROJECTS

Growing Power in Chicago There are lots of really good short films on the web. Google ‘growing power YouTube’

A Canadian food project run by volunteers that grow food on roof top gardens and then convert the produce in to home made meals and deliver them round to elderly people on foot and bike.

Guide to Setting Up Your Own Edible Roof Top Garden published by Alternatives and Roof Top Garden project, Montreal

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