London

London has the largest concentration of city/care farms and community gardens of any UK city.

On this page

  • Find out more about our work in London and how we can help
  • See below for a map view or list of Social Farms & Gardens members in London, as well as local news, events and case studies. There are also lots of useful information resources available for social farmers, gardeners and growers on our Resources page.  
  • If you are looking for members that offer commissioned health, social care or special education services (such as care farms), please follow this link

COVID - 19 London News

The London Association has sent an open letter to funders and government, together with a support letter from Mark Lane, Gardeners World presenter. The letters call for guidance and support from government, and for funders to continue to support the vital work of the sector. They also highlight how important the services delivered by our members will be in the aftermath.

"When the immediate crisis abates, city farms and community gardens will be places for people to recover from issues caused and worsened by this crisis."

Open Letter to Government from London City Farms and Community Gardens

Open Letter to Funders from London City Farms and Community Gardens

Mark Lane Gardener's World TV presenter supporting letter

Our work in London

SF&G run a bespoke training, support and networking programme for staff volunteers and trustees of city farms and community gardens in London. The training and support on offer is designed around what people need, and is delivered by London's farmer and gardeners. Together we focus on how to run great organisations and projects (rather than teaching hands-on farming and gardening skills.) Funded by City Bridge Trust, the programme is excellent value and high quality. To hear more or to offer your own expertise please contact: london@farmgarden.org.uk

Our members in London

There are loads of places to visit, volunteer or support. London's network of farms and gardens offer services to business, schools and health commissioners; corporate volunteering, venue hire, landscaping, workshops, creches, after-school clubs, social/care farming, mobile farms and much, much more.

Take a look at this video to find out more: 

London Harvest Festival

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Each year, our members organise the London Harvest Festival providing a wonderful opportunity for a day out for the whole family. This year the London Harvest Festival is inviting the world into the buzzing life of London's city farms and gardens by going online! Find out more on our London Harvest Festival page.

 

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    Get Involved

    Amber Alferoff, London Project Officer

    Email: amber@farmgarden.org.uk or london@farmgarden.org.uk

    Tel: 07761 920 776
    Usual working days Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 

    Latest news

    Social Farms & Gardens are delighted to announce that The Prince of Wales has chosen to extend his Patronage of the charity. The Prince of Wales has always taken a keen interest in our work to support communities to farm, garden and grow together, and over the summer he accepted an...

    Read our newly published blog in the Urban Agricultural Magazine today! In collaboration with the University of Kent, and as part of the FEW Meter programme, the blog examines how when the UK went into lockdown in March, many...

    Upcoming events

    We have added a  monthly webinar to the package of benefits that Social Farms & Gardens members can access with their free membership. 

    These aren’t just for COVID-19 issues, we’ll be tackling a whole range of subjects relevant to our members, and hope the format will allow our...

    Start / End Date: Multiple dates

    CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme) offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

    A series of specially themed webinars, network meetings, training courses and launch events delivered by the Growing Care Farming project, part of the Government Programme for Children & Nature programme.

    Useful Case Studies

    Kentish Town City Farm (KTCF) was the first City Farm in the UK. Founded in 1972, this four-acre project has livestock and horses, a riding school, gardening space, a wildlife area, orchard and a focus for education and community work with thousands...

    Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (BCPG) is an independent environmental charity operating from a former municipal greenhouse site in the centre of Lambeth’s Brockwell Park. The site is now a vibrant community garden comprising a series of...

    Our member groups provide the inspiration for these videos, created as part of our Tyfu Pobl programme in Wales but of interest to viewers across the UK, which shows our members in action and illustrate how our support has helped in their development...