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.