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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…

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 are running a zoom/webinar during Capital Growth’s Urban Harvest Festival week (18-27 Sept). Our event will be on Wednesday 23 September from 5-6pm and we…

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…

So many people have done amazing things over the past few months and we thought we’d bring some of them together to talk about their experiences. We know that the situation in Lambeth has been particularly challenging, as thousands of people find themselves without support and without sufficient food for their families. The Council set…

Here are some ideas of ways to re-distribute your seedlings. Please get in touch if you have other ways of doing it: incrediblelambeth@gmail.com, or you need some support. If you have links with a school, find out all students registered for free school meals and share a message with the school that they can pass…

Do you sometimes rely on the food you grow to feed yourself and/or your family? If yes…  Would you be willing to show Hollie around your food growing space and answer some questions? You would be contributing to Hollie’s research at UCL into urban food security – hopefully helping others in the future. It shouldn’t…

Do you have a small patch of land where you could grow some wheat to contribute to this project? If so, let us know at incrediblelambeth@gmail.com and we will get some grain to you. No space is too small!

We have just finished two Start Your Own Food Businesses (CREATE) programmes in two of Lambeth’s most deprived areas – Loughborough Junction and Gipsy Hill. It’s of course all down to the entreprenneurs themselves but the CREATE programme gave people a chance to network and meet food business owners in Brixton, Loughborough Junction and West…