Community gardens across London today [22 September] are encouraging visitors and volunteers to join in on some garden activities and share the city’s harvest.
Known as The Urban Harvest, there are a range of different activities to take part in including harvest parties, hands-on workshops, guided garden tours and volunteering.
Traditionally, harvest season marks an important date in the farming calendar as crops are harvested for animal feed and food. The word “harvest” comes from the Old English word hærfest meaning “autumn”, aptly the season for gathering the food of the land.
In the UK the harvest festival, is traditionally celebrated on the Sunday nearest the harvest moon – that is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox, which is often between 21-23 September.
The Urban Harvest, which is organised by Capital Growth, offers a wide range of ways to celebrate in London’s edible gardens and enjoy the city’s harvest.
To find out what’s going on in a community garden near you, check The Urban Harvest website for details.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea