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Articles Tagged "Food Resilience"

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…

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…

Last month, we announced that we’d been awarded funding. Here’s more news about the project: We are working with six estates – Ethelred, Vauxhall Gardens, Holland Town, Myatts Fields South, St Martin’s and Central Hill. Do you live on one of these estates and would like to get involved in greening your estate? If so,…

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…

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…