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Food growing in London

We are a partner in two fantastic initiatives aiming to support many more Londoners to grow food: food growing network Capital Growth, and Food Growing Schools London.

Capital Growth: the biggest food growing network in London

Capital Growth supported the creation of 2,012 new food growing spaces in London by the end of 2012. It is now one of the largest urban food growing networks in the world.

What is the Capital Growth project?

Capital Growth was launched in 2008 as a partnership between London Food Link, the Mayor of London and the Big Lottery’s Local Food Fund. It engaged an army of Londoners to start community food growing projects.

Now in its ninth year, it has become one of the largest and most established urban food growing networks in the world.

It offers training, support and practical help to Londoners wanting to grow their own food.

There are now more than 2,500 Capital Growth food growing spaces in London, and more than 100,000 Londoners involved in food growing through the network.

For more information or to get involved visit the Capital Growth website.

Food Growing in Schools London

Food growing in schools
Food Growing Schools: London is a partnership which equips and inspires every school in London to grow food.

It brings together expertise, support and information on food growing, and makes it available to all London schools.

The partnership aims to encourage young people’s hunger for knowledge and develop healthy local communities through food. It does this by giving school leaders, parents, teachers and volunteers the skills and confidence to get involved, making sure that they have fun with the children they work with along the way.

So far the project has seen more than 75% of London boroughs promote food growing in schools with positive results - read about its achievements and how to get involved

The partnership

The project is led by Garden Organic and includes partner organisations with a wide range of experience of food growing and working with schools. Additional funding and support continues to be provided by the Mayor of London. 

The partners are:

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