community cropping

  • Lambeth Poly
    2012 saw the prototype stage of this exciting project growing crops for sale in polytunnels. The volunteers and I won Capital Growth’s Enterprise award in its Olympic year Grow for Gold competition.In 2013 volunteers and trainees have increased the scale of the operation and moved towards starting a social enterprise. 7 trainees completed at level […]
  • Clapham Common Bandstand Beds
    In early Spring 2012 we began with compost giveaways on the Common. Victor, the Parks officer, built these magnificent beds, a perfect opportunity to kickstart growing on the Common and explore the discussion around resilience crops. I led Incredible Edible Lambeth training and worked with volunteers at the site. This is pro bono work in […]
  • Incredible Edible Lambeth
    I was really thrilled to be involved with this amazing group (co-chair 2011 – 13) developing a food strategy for Lambeth, and developing the network of hubs at local parks from which training and more is disseminated. There are many other individuals and over 150 groups from Lambeth’s food scene involved. See here for the […]
  • South London Master Gardeners
    I was employed by Garden Organic since 2011 -14 on this ground-breaking and super successful programme. I co-ordinated the local section of the Master Gardener programme, a network of volunteers who support and enthuse beginner growers with their fruit and veg. I selected, trained and supported the volunteers – a very enjoyable role! Click here to read my […]