“Capital Growth” is an initiative organised by the London Food Link and supported by the Greater London Authority, aimed at helping gardeners in London get access to land to create successful food growing spaces. Offering practical advice and support to communities throughout Greater London, gardeners have access to grants and discounts to encourage them to cultivate open spaces in their community and grow food crops.
The organisation is currently running an “Edible Estates” competition for housing estates in London, with prizes donated by a number of leading household names for the “Capital Growth” projects making the biggest impact on their communities. They also run a “Green Corners” award program for individuals making the best or most unique use of limited spaces to grow food.
Capital Growth also runs a schools education operation, advising the London gardeners of tomorrow about growing fruit and vegetables and organising competitions between the schools. If you are a gardener in London and would like to find out more about any of the Capital Growth initiatives, please visit their web site – www.capitalgrowth.org