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With partners across the borough, we take a look at the response by the Council and other local community organisations to the current crisis of food provision. We set out an ambitious vision for a more food resilient borough, with food growing on every corner and launch a partnership project to map potential and existing…

Is the grass greener in Lambeth? We think it could be.. One thing we are all agreed on these days: we need green spaces. Recently, London residents rated their parks as the most loved spaces in the City – and Lambeth came out top in a poll of London’s parks and open spaces; we are…

Here’s a chance to hear from one of our latest group members Could you tell us a little about yourselves? Eden Nature Garden was created from a piece of disused church land in 2000 and over the last 20 years has evolved into a beautiful, tranquil garden, a haven for wildlife and a wonderful space…

What will you choose to plant this year? Will it be whatever seed you can get hold of, something new, or something tried and tested? Have you saved seed or are you buying it? Or do you have any seed you’d like to share? We’d love to know what you’re planning – is there one…

There’s a great new initiative in Lambeth called Sprout Up Schools. It is a kind of ‘one stop shop’ for any school that is eager to explore the possibilities of outdoor learning, growing food and re-connecting with Nature. Founder Seonaid Royall has worked with Jubilee Primary School and other schools in the Windmill Cluster. She…

We have loved welcoming so many new growers to IEL this year and want to celebrate our combined harvest by inviting you to have a ‘moment in the spotlight’. We will be running a zoom/webinar during Capital Growth’s Urban Harvest Festival week (18-27 Sept). ¬†We would like to invite you to chat for two minutes…

One gardener commented to us “My garden has been like a second home over this covid-19 period of isolation and cut-off. A place to cultivate and be at one with Nature”. We have loved welcoming so many new growers to IEL in 2020 and wanted to celebrate our combined harvest so, as part of Capital…

If you missed the first of our Food Stories webinar, watch it on our youtube channel channel

We are thrilled to be one of the case studies for this important report by the Wildlife Trust that has been published today. Read the full report here – we are mentioned on Page 12!

A new social enterprise is developing a growing pilot in Lambeth that has been inspired by Covid.  The founders, Streatham based Stephen Vasconcellos and Aussie Lucan Creamer, were concerned by the disruption to supply chains that resulted in supermarket shelves  being blitzed.  They worried that the UK was only 50% food secure and had concerns…