Urban Growth is a work-based recovery and training project. We provide horticultural training and therapeutic support to adults with severe and enduring mental health issues help participants improve their mental health, wellbeing and learn valuable vocational skills. Our primary site is located at the upper level of the Elm Village Open Space where we grow a wide range of organic vegetables, herbs and fruits all year round in 50 plus raised beds of various sizes and shapes. The site has a composting facility from which we generate our own compost, leaf mould and liquid fertilizers, a greenhouse in which we produce our own transplants and a mini orchard.
Facilities: Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Open access
The site we use is public access, although it is good to know if specific visitors are coming along on site days to ensure this is planned in, and suitable for the members.
Our office in based in Archway, but out flagship site is based in Camden Town, next to Camden Garden Centre NW1 0JW, upstairs in the park next door - Elm Village Open Space.
This is on Barker Drive - the nearest station is Camden Road, a maximum of ten minutes walk.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 10:00 to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 16:00
The Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme is a nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional...
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00 to Friday, July 31, 2020 - 16:00
SF&G have launched a series of online webinars designed to help members tackle the huge challenges arising from this crisis and to share best practice and inspiration from around the country.
Themes are based on what members told us were the...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Growing Care Farming: National, Regional and Online events
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Writer Jessica Furseth...
A new Natural England-funded project to demonstrate the enormous benefits of outdoor learning to children and develop a model(s) of using ‘hub’ schools to support and deliver teacher training, is now available.
The project, which is funded by...
As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations we’ve partnered with experienced and specialist insurance broker, McClarrons to deliver a special event to help these essential community spaces to secure the right insurance. The event has been postponed...