Gardening Gardening/food growing directory Places to visit and volunteering opportunities From community gardens to city farms, there are lots of places in London to visit and see what others are doing, as well as volunteer to gain food growing experience alongside other people. Volunteering is a great way to learn about food growing whilst meeting new people too. St Luke’s Edible Yard St Luke’s Community Centre 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ www.slpt.org.uk/ 020 7549 8181 [email protected] St Luke’s Edible Yard and Woodland Terrace Garden. Gardening Group on Tuesday from 2 - 4pm Food Growing Group on Thursday from 2 - 4pm Friends of City Gardens Across the City of London www.friendsofcitygardens.org.uk/FCGHome.html Contact through website Various volunteering opportunities in gardens across the City of London Spitalfields City Farm 2 Buxton Street, E1 5ER www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org/ 020 7247 8762 [email protected] Open Tuesday to Sunday between 10am to 4pm, October – March and 10am to 4:30pm, April – September. Garden volunteering (over 18s) on Wednesday 11am - 2pm and Thursday 1 - 3pm Stepney City Farm Stepney Way, E1 3DG www.stepneycityfarm.org/ 020 7790 8204 [email protected] Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Open volunteering sessions (over 18s) on Tuesday and Thursday, 1 - 4pm Cranbrook Community Food Garden The Cranbrook Estate, Mace Street Globe Town, E2 0QS www.facebook.com/pg/CranbrookCommunityFoodGarden/ Contact through Facebook Usually open to visitors on Saturdays in good weather from 11am - 3pm Canal Club Community Garden Belmont Wharf, Waterloo Gardens E2 9HP www.facebook.com/canal.club.community.garden Contact through Facebook Small community and wildlife garden on the edge of the canal. Usually open to visitors on Tuesdays in the summer from 2 to 6.30pm Growing Communities Sites at Clissold Park & Springfield Park, Hackney www.growingcommunities.org/ 020 7502 7588 [email protected]ommunities.org Small sites mainly growing salad for Growing Communities salad bag scheme. Volunteering sessions on Monday 10am - 4pm at Clissold Park and Tuesday 10am - 4pm at Springfield Park The Orchard Project Opportunities across London www.theorchardproject.org.uk/ [email protected] Various events listed on The Orchard Project website, all involving learning about urban orchards, including fruit tree planting and care. Permablitz London Opportunities across London www.permablitzlondon.com/ Contact through website Help transform a space in one day whilst learning about permaculture and edible garden design. Permablitz events listed on the website. Capital Growth’s Big Dig website www.bigdig.org.uk/aims to get people involved in their local community garden. It includes a map of community food gardens so that you can search for those nearest to you. The RHS Community Gardening website www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/community-gardening includes information on community gardening, including finding a group near you.