Established in 2011, and registered as a charity in 2013, Streatham Common Community Garden is a welcoming place located in The Rookery on Streatham Common, where people from all walks of life can learn about food-growing and local wildlife. We provide support and training in organic gardening and the growing of fruit and vegetables to other local charities and groups including work experience secondary school students and nursery children. Our Learner Plot project allows groups and individuals to apply for a small plot to have for a year, and develop and learn how to grow food with the support of a Community Gardener.
The garden is open to the public and gardening volunteers on Sundays and Wednesdays, when we also sell our organic produce to local people and passers-by.
Managed by a committee of volunteers, the project has gone from strength to strength, working in partnership with local organisations such as Streatham Common Cooperative, London Wildlife Trust and Friends of Streatham Common to run events and joint projects such as restoring historic features and increasing wildlife habitat. We now have an Education Room which is available for bookings for small groups/events and were recently awarded the Incredible Edible Blooming Lambeth 2018 Award for best community garden in a park.