Make Soil!

We are working with MakeSoil.org to help to create soil-making hubs in Lambeth’s community gardens.

MakeSoil.org has been set up to help move away from the negative connotations of compost – that it’s smelly and slimy, and attracts rats.

As gardeners, we all know the incredible benefits of creating good compost and MakeSoil is suggesting we can make even more lovely, nutrient-rich soil by inviting our neighbours to deposit their food waste in our bins. Continue reading…

Seed Swap and a Tribute to Esiah Levy

At our recent seed swap, the Garden Museum was humming with activity as people gathered to share seeds and started to think about the next growing season. We couldn’t believe the number of people who came through the door, eager to get a chance to talk about the next veg or flowers they were going to try growing. Continue reading…

The Pleasure of Plants at Max Roach

There’s a corner of Lambeth each Wednesday afternoon which is dedicated to everything about healthy food — and there’s free fruit and vegetable bags on offer as well.

The Max Roach Community Centre, a vibrant, super-friendly, wood-clad building in Max Roach Park, becomes a midweek Incredible Edible LEAP zone. Walk in through its doors and you’re greeted by delicious smells from the kitchen, crates of brightly coloured fruit and veggies and lots of people with soil on their hands coming in from the garden. Continue reading…

Pledging for a Healthier Food Borough

Goof Food Charter flyerAs part of our mission to make healthier and more sustainable food available to all in Lambeth, Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) has worked hard to build partnerships with the council, NHS, local businesses and many more. This is manifested in the Lambeth Food Partnership, which launched The Lambeth Good Food Charter at its AGM earlier this month. Continue reading…

Why Lettuce?

Lettuce seed heads

The team from the London Freedom Seed Bank had us all enthralled last week at Incredible Edible Lambeth’s Seed Saving Event, held at the beautiful South London Botanical Institute.

Julie Riehl and Charlotte Dove provided a wealth of information about the whys and hows of seed saving. Charlotte reminded us why it was so vital (given the 93% loss in food seed varieties worldwide) and provided the background to the work of the Seed Bank whilst Julie gave a great drawn presentation on how seeds propagate and how to start seed saving. Continue reading…

And the winners are…

Read the full list of all the amazing gardens, gardeners and food entrepreneurs who won prizes at the Blooming Lambeth Awards.

Nearly all these winners can be found on our fantastic map – please do click through and learn more – and go visit some of them too. Get involved if it’s just round the corner from where you live or start a community garden of your own in a space near you. We need many more of them…  Continue reading…