Big Soup Share sees young gardeners share 60,000l of homemade soup from crops they harvested

Children across the UK helped to serve up around 60,000 litres of homemade soup last month to share with friends, families and local communities, as part of a community gardening project. The Big Soup Share 2019, which is part of the Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening, saw 3,000 organisations host events in the UK where young gardeners could celebrate their harvest and share … Continue reading Big Soup Share sees young gardeners share 60,000l of homemade soup from crops they harvested

Trap Garden: One man’s vision for food secure communities in Nashville and beyond

Nashville-based Trap Garden is helping to put fresh foods on to plates for low-income communities living in food deserts by assisting in the creation of community gardens and the promotion of healthy eating. The Trap Garden seeks to motivate and inspire others to be self-sufficient – to not depend on a major grocery store or business to provide them with their daily needs. The social enterprise … Continue reading Trap Garden: One man’s vision for food secure communities in Nashville and beyond

Japan’s Sorado Farms, atop railway stations, encouraging commuters to grow their own food

Tokyo’s station buildings have opened up their rooftops to urban farmers, allowing commuters and locals to fit vegetable growing into their lifestyles. The Soradofarms were launched by East Japan Railway Company in 2010, when the first community garden was opened atop the JR Ebisu station building. Three square meter (33 square feet) garden plots rent for between 80,000 yen and 129,000 yen ($747 and $1200) per year, … Continue reading Japan’s Sorado Farms, atop railway stations, encouraging commuters to grow their own food

The Urban Harvest: Celebrate London’s harvest at a community garden near you

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 … Continue reading The Urban Harvest: Celebrate London’s harvest at a community garden near you

Brockwell Park Community Gardens: The heart of Herne Hill’s Brockwell Park

With its location in the centre of Herne Hill’s Brockwell Park, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (BPCG) could well be the heart of this south London park with an active and thriving community. Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses site comprises a series of beautiful gardens for the public to stroll through, an orchard, a series of demonstration gardens, and a walled herb garden, as well as two greenhouses … Continue reading Brockwell Park Community Gardens: The heart of Herne Hill’s Brockwell Park

Cultivation Street: Supporting community gardens bring people, plants and pride together

Cultivation Street is aiming to bring Britain’s streets back to life through people, plants and pride by supporting community gardening projects. Community gardens across the UK are not only growing rapidly in numbers but are also transforming lives as well as the land itself. Community gardening has been recognised for its therapeutic benefits – helping those suffering from physical or mental disabilities. Some community gardens also … Continue reading Cultivation Street: Supporting community gardens bring people, plants and pride together

Community Spotlight: The Calthorpe Project providing much needed green space and respite

Central London may be overpopulated with bricks and mortar, but there’s a force far mightier and purposeful than the countless new developments, and that’s community gardens offering all residents and visitors some much needed green space and respite. The Calthorpe Project is an inner city community garden and centre which exists to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of those who live, work or study … Continue reading Community Spotlight: The Calthorpe Project providing much needed green space and respite