Over the past two weeks we have been supporting the excellent work done at the Community Shop West Norwood, building a Rion greenhouse and significantly enlarging their edible and ornamental garden, in order to improve the wellbeing of their members.
Tomorrow we will be creating a new community resource in the form of 3 raised beds, at the Minet Library, which Lambeth council has forcibly closed (including the Lambeth Archives). We planned this work when the library’s fate seemed undecided, to add value to the site and demonstrate the wide variety […]
We got off to a flying start at PopBrixton today, replanting the existing beds and starting the construction of a new greenhouse on site. Our partner-carpenters cut huge amounts of wood and made the first large bed, while we moved existing planters to a temporary home, as you can see from […]
Important new research has been published which illustrates the importance of community seed projects, thanks to the work of our much-missed, former Urban Growth team member, Charlotte Dove. She will be talking about her recent research trip to America, at the prestigious South London Botanical Institute, as part of Seedy Saturday, […]
Join us this Saturday at PopBrixton to make edible windowsill gardens which will provide you with lovely fresh leaves even in the depths of winter. The session is free and lasts about 90 minutes. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to care for your own […]
We had an exciting visit today to a south London nursery that wants to transform its outdoor space into an edible forest playground where learning about nature can happen every day. We very much look forward to working with Father Nature on the design and creation of this space, which will […]
We are delighted to have been commissioned to design and install the planting at an innovative pop-up exhibition by Carl Turner Architects. The project addresses the challenge of London’s housing crisis, by looking at small-scale, affordable & quickly-created domestic spaces. Accordingly, we have created a variety of planting styles, showing […]
We are pleased to announce a number of part time roles for which we are recruiting. Please see below for details – there is a Dropbox link to the job descriptions and staff handbook. If you cannot access this, please email us to request the relevant documents. The process is […]
The longest day of the year approaches, and we have got activities to fill all those sunny hours across our sites from Brixton to Rotherhithe. The big news this season has been the opening of PopBrixton (www.popbrixton.org), where we are managing the green spaces, including a vast polytunnel cafe/dining room. […]
Outdoor activities are in full swing, and we’ve been busy setting up exciting new projects with collaborators from Canada Water to Brixton.