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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…

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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…

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE and receive a link to the meeting Does it matter if our insect population is in catastrophic decline? Come and hear why this is of vital importance to us as food growers (and food consumers!) and some practical suggestions as to how we can all make a difference. Hear from the…

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…

As we emerge from lockdown, now is the time to support our local retailers. By shopping local, more money stays in the local community; for every pound spent, 63pence stays local, as opposed to 40pence staying in the local economy if we shop in a supermarket. There are probably shorter supply chains too, as local…

We thought we would encourage more people to grow veg. So we advertised the idea that we could supply a box with compost, seed trays and pots, and a selection of seeds; we had a flood of interest.

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!

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY, UNTIL WE ARE ALLOWED TO GATHER IN GROUPS AGAIN – SO SORRY TO ALL Join us to learn all about fermented foods (and the benefit to our gut) with Sam & Damien from Ki Kefir. Ki Kefir is a new local company producing organic kefir. Sam says: “We are passionate about ethical and…