Explore our list of growing projects and other relevant links. We are constantly adding to this list so check again soon. If you have a recommendation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Culpeper Community Garden is a beautiful place to slip out of the hubbub of Islington's busy shops and streets; here you'll find gardens including 50 vegetable plots for locals who don't have their own gardens, a wildlife area, lawn and pond. Wander in whenever the gates are open or check the website to see how you can volunteer.
Islington Gardeners The name says it all - almost everything you may want to know about gardening in this very urban London borough
Calthorpe Project is a garden close to King's Cross provides a space for locals to grow their own food as well as play schemes for kids.
King Henrys Walk Garden this new community garden in Islington is open to those wanting to get involved in gardening activities or any members of the public who want to explore or rest on a weekend afternoon.
The Garden Classroom: excellent educational organisation based in the garden above.
Naturewise: This project, started by community gardening activists, has now transformed urban spaces into permaculture plots and an edible forest garden.
Global Generation: for innovative and worthwhile environmental projects - like food growing on a north London school's rooftop - check this site out.
Sustainable Haringey: Lots of projects in Haringey and Hackney.
Transition Belsize A local group in the growing Transition Town movement..it's all about tackling climate change and the end of cheap oil by developing more sustainable local initiatives including food growing, foraging and fruit tree mapping.
Let's Go Let's Grow - micro-farming in a Westminster council housing estate
Archway Food Growers: email email@example.com to find out about activities in the Archway area
Transition Highbury - a Transition Town group running food growing sessions, film nights and socials
Get Growing New project supporting residents in Hackney to grow their own.
Growing Communities is a successful social enterprise which grows produce from three gardens in Hackney which they sell at Stoke Newington Farmers Market and through their own organic box scheme (the first in London). Voluntary gardeners are an essential part of the enterprise so get in touch to find out more (no experience necessary).
Hackney Tree Nursery and Edible Forest Garden: Great place on Hackney marshes to check out to see unique principles of forest gardening in action.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery: An historic graveyard, opened 1841, where volunteers organise various events including wildlife watches and nature conservation.
St Mary's Secret Garden: lovely working garden space amidst high-rise estates off Kingsland Road in Hackney.
Organic Lea: Food Cooperative in Chingford, runs a market stall, distributes food boxes and you can visit the food garden, find out about permaculture and organic gardening.
What If projects Ltd: An art and architecture practice with a focus on sutainabiity - check out innovative growing ideas 'Vacant Lot' and 'Plant Room' on their website.
Spitalfields City Farm: venue for the Coriander Club, a highly regarded Bengali womens' gardening club.
The Lea Valley Nursery Industry A programme about the history of Lea Valley market gardening currently in production. Learn about the nurseries on this site.
Abbey Gardens and their What Will THe Harvest Bring? social and horticultural experiment is devized by artists and you're invited to join in.
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses: Lovely space you can browse around or volunteer at - features forest garden, ponds, greenhouse, herb and dye garden
Roots and Shoots: Highly regarded horticultural training centre in Lambeth, with a wild garden that is also the base for the London Bee-keeping Association
The Garden Museum: For amateurs and specialists; has it's own allotments, really good exhibitions, guerilla seed-bombing workshops, cafe and well-stocked bookshop.
Food Up Front: support people in South London to grow food in unused outdoor space.
Transition Town Brixton: A really useful hub of information on Brixton's sustainability objectives including lots of info on local growing projects and related events.
Thrive run gardens in Battersea Park where disabled gardeners are offered valuable horticultural opportunities, including food growing. Visitors and volunteers are welcome to visit and support the work being done in the gardens which are currently going undergoing much needed redevelopment.
Project Dirt is an online network that links up environmental projects and is currently running a trial version in South London. Here you'll find guerilla gardenres and roof-top renegades. Find out how they are getting along and be inspired on this unique website.
Bankside Open Spaces Trust protects London's precious open spaces and provides local businesses, residents and schools with gardening opportunities and knowledge.
Urban Ecology: Organisation with various sites in south London, with a focus on creating nature parks. Projects include Steve Hill Ecology Park - an urban orchard where volunteers meet every Wednesday and second Saturday of the month.
Chelsea Physic Garden is holding an exhibition called Shelf Life to encourage people to think about where their food comes from - you'll see tomatoes growing from ketchup bottles and wheat sprouting out of bread bags...
GroFun is a Bristol based growing project working out of the St Werburgh area of the city. It runs an exchange scheme which offers help setting up your own gardening patch in return for helping them on their allotment.
Slow Food UK is all about doing food properly - from helping people to choose good, clean and fair food to challenging policy makers, they're working on the global food crisis.
DoTT07 (or Designs of The Time 2007) started up a whole range of sustainable living community projects across the North East 2 years ago and their urban food frowing project will continue with mapping current and potential growing sites as well as staging a town meal and designing 'kitchen playgrounds' - yum and fun!
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership A website dedicated to the sustainable local food production; where to grow it, source it buy it, cook it and eat it.
Edinburgh Research into the city's potential for producing more food.
Allotment Regeneration Initiative Excellent resources.
Postcode Plant Finder. From Natural History Museum and Flora-for-Fauna - type in postcode for database of local plants.
Plants for a Future. Impressive database of plants.
Green Guerillas in New York City have been working since 1970 to assist hundreds of community growing projects, providing advice, materials, plants and organising to make New York city green, safe and sustainable.
Rebar are the people responsible for growing vegetables outside the Civic Centre in San Francisco, turning food growing into a bold politcal statement. See their website for more on this project.
Wasatch Gardens is a non-profit in Salt lake City, Utah - 'portable' gardens and growing heirloom pumpkins for 'Pumkinfest' are just part of their mission to get the city growing and eating healthy food.
Bright Systems is a designer of urban roof farms in the USA.
Edible Schoolyard project in USA.
Growing Power in Chicago.
Medical Herbman - the travelling herbman garden + cafe + education project.
Graze The Roof - San Francisco's first rooftop gardem.
Urban Harvest is where you can add to the unharvested fruit map covering North London and find out where you can gather some fruit for yourself.
Abundance Manchester: a Manchester based unharvested fruit picking project.
Organic Lea - this social project promotes food growing and production and community engagement through it's cafe and allotment as well as its volunteering opportunities
Grow Sheffield - this active network in Sheffield promotes organic food growing.
Fruit and Nut Trees in South London A tool for people to help each other access falling nuts and fruit from trees which otherwise go to waste.
Abundance Leeds Unharvested fruit collecting network
Fallen Fruit: organisation in Los Angeles which maps the neglected fruit trees in the city.
Edible wild plants - resource for wild foods.
The Berry Blog - details of lesser-known soft fruits, mainly US.
RHS - the Royal Horticultural Society's campaign for school gardening
Garden Organic. Where teachers and pupils can get advice, resources and fun activities related to growing food and eating healthily, as well as how to tie it all in with the National Curriculum.
Growing in Schools A website packed with resources for teachers who want to teach in the outdoor classroom.
School Food Trust. If you want to make a change to food in schools this is where to find resources and case studies covering supply chain, lunches, vending and improving the entire experience so that kids want to eat healthily.
British Beekeepers' Association Head here for a hive of activity.
Capital Growth The campaign to open up 2012 new food growing spaces across the capital in the run up to the Olympics.
Balcony growing ideas from Hampton Court, 2009.
Mikey Tomkins. Academic who has done interesting work re: urban food growing in London.
Carrot City. Very useful portfolio of urban agriculture projects and ideas in USA, Canada and Europe.