One of our most established sites, PopFarm at PopBrixton is a unique community garden nestled between restaurants, shops and offices.
Pop Brixton is a temporary site awaiting development, previously a carpark, and now a thriving hub for food, shared workspace, offices and retail. Every week we host drop-in sessions at Pop Farm where, with our volunteers, we grow food for the caterers on site. The purpose of Pop Farm is to provide a place where people without garden space of their own can learn how to grow food and flowers. Sign up for our free sessions here.
Shortly after the beds were built in March 2016 we held our launch day, which saw participants sowing the first seeds of Pop Farm.
PopFarm is now an innovative community garden which aims to improve wellbeing through increasing people’s access to nature in the city. We offer free workshops every week outside winter, supporting people to grow food and flowers.
All of the growing activity not only creates social benefit, but also significant harvests of fruit and vegetables. These are given to traders on site, for use in their cooking, as well as to the local people who have grown the food. By providing fresh, locally-grown, chemical-free produce, grown with local people, we improve the health and wellbeing of the community as a whole.
You can see more about the launch event and the creation of PopFarm in the three videos below.