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Get involved – become a director of IEL

We are actively seeking new directors to join us in time for our next AGM on 11th February 2021.

What IEL does:

We support our 500+ members to shift towards a more localised approach to food and food growing. Lambeth has a lot of ‘dead’ green space, over-mowed and of no value to nature or the local community. We are working to change that.  As much of this land is on housing estates, we aim to have a garden on every Lambeth housing estate with available land.  Beyond food growing, we believe that being in nature is incredibly important to our health and happiness and we actively encourage people to get out into nature by exploring our community and community gardens.

We offer our members resources, project support, and regular events (online at the moment) to help them grow food and connect with others in their community who are also growing. We also organise and run the annual Blooming Lambeth Awards to celebrate community growing in Lambeth. We send a monthly newsletter and we run a monthly Food Story – each one tackling a different aspect of our food system.  We do all of this with one paid co-ordinator working two days a week who is further supported by our directors.

Find out more about us by exploring our website.

What our directors do:

Our directors meet monthly for around 60-90 minutes on the first Tuesday of the month at 8.30am. We look for each director to take on one aspect of our work voluntarily – we have one director who helps with our funding bids, one director who oversees all our communications, and one who helps with all our design and liaising with our statutory bodies.

We need a director who can help organise our events. We also need someone who enjoys community engagement as we would like to build community growing hubs across Lambeth (we are a big borough and it’s hard to get around it).  Lastly we need a person who would be able to run our campaigns (pesticide-free Lambeth, MakeSoil, no more mowing..). That’s just a taster, there’s lots more we do!

Does any of this appeal to you? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send an email expressing your interest, with one paragraph explaining why you would like to become more closely involved with us. We need to have an expression of interest by the end of January, in time for our AGM.

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