The (city) kitchen garden

May 3, 2012
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It’s the rainiest April in a century and we are down in the dirt at a suburban version of the traditional English kitchen garden. Expect berries, greens and beans galore in a celebration of all the finest native foods.     Anna and Maz Williams’s Richmond garden is a treasure. They’ve given over their...

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Transforming food and farming through community-led growing

May 3, 2012
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Transforming food and farming through community-led growing

An absolute gem of the urban growing community is without doubt: Growing Communities. This set-up is a community-led organisation based in Hackney which is providing a real alternative to the current damaging food system. But what exactly are they doing for the urban growing community and how can you get involved? Growing City had...

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Book Review: My Garden, The City and Me by Helen Babbs

May 1, 2012
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My Garden, The City and Me by Helen Babbs

My Garden, The City and Me by Helen Babbs (£9.99 MSRP, 140 pages, Timber Press) is, as the author describes it, “a book about the glory of growing things, about nature and the ecology of the city.” While it’s certainly that, it’s also the first-year account of a novice gardener learning not just the intricacies...

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“My Growing Life” — guest post by Antonia Kanczula

April 30, 2012
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Antonia Kanczula is a writer, freelance journo, City University London MA student and full-time London enthusiast. This week she’s agreed to tell us about her experiences growing in London. London is many things – noisy, frenetic and downright expensive – but chiefly, it’s surprising. And no more is this true than when it comes...

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Audio Slideshow — Robin Hood Community Garden celebrates 3rd year

March 15, 2012
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Robin Hood Community Garden celebrated its third year on Sunday, March 11. Garden regulars ate cake and recounted memories of clearing bramble from the site, building planters and finding buried treasures. Read more »

New! The Growing Directory now online!

February 6, 2012
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One of our goals has been to create a comprehensive directory of urban farms, community gardens and farmer’s markets in and around London, not only to highlight the wealth of locally-grown and accessible food in London, but also to encourage individuals to begin participating in the local production of the food they eat. So,...

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