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Seeds for Growth specialises in the identification of underutilised land within social housing estates. We proactively engage with local tenants to facilitate the formation of a community-led group aimed at establishing and managing communal gardens.

 

These green spaces serve as designated areas for socialising, providing a safe environment for children to play, fostering neighbourly interactions, and creating opportunities for cultivating flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

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Would you like a community garden in London? 

 

We can help you by reviewing the land you have found, planning the garden layout together and talking to your landlord to get the go ahead.

The multitude of advantages derived from outdoor activities and physical exercise is well-documented, as outlined in our published report below on the various health, social, and environmental benefits associated with community gardens.

Benefits to creating community gardens

  • Utilise underused or neglected land within housing estates to foster regular engagement among a diverse range of estate residents and extend a warm welcome to individuals from surrounding communities.

  • Develop and establish new public parks to contribute to community well-being.

  • Improve health outcomes by promoting outdoor activities and physical exercise through gardening, orchard maintenance, and tree care.

  • Create new wildlife habitats and enhance access to wildlife for community members.

  • Cultivate the joy of flower cultivation among participants.

  • Boost health by encouraging the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally.

  • Heighten children's awareness of food cultivation processes.

  • Establish secure and natural play spaces for children within the community.

  • Implement the planting of a new orchard and trees, supported by tree nurseries for broader area growth.

  • Foster community empowerment, enhancing confidence to address challenges, including anti-social behavior.

  • Mitigate land waste and promote healthier living practices.

  • Contribute to the reduction of negative climate change impact by capturing and storing carbon.

  • Improve air quality through the strategic planting of plants and trees.

  • Advocate for outdoor activities and physical fitness to combat lifestyle-related illnesses such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular problems, and obesity.

  • Enhance biodiversity and ecological resilience to conserve and support wildlife in natural habitats.

  • Increase tree cover to further environmental sustainability goals.

  • Elevate the self-confidence and overall well-being of communities through active participation in these initiatives.

What is Greening Communities?

 Community garden regeneration projects in the Isle of Dogs

How does your garden grow – school workshop

Creating a new food growing garden bed

New London Community Gardens

Click each garden for a description and photographs

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Download our business and evaluation documents

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Greening Communities Business plan 2023  2024
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