Crowds shopping at Borough market, south London, October 2009. Attribution: Andy F

This article focuses on information specific to Community action London. The majority of our information about this is collated via our place pages...Near you. See Food activism UK for a UK overview, Food activism for a topic overview.

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Networks[edit | edit source]


Events[edit | edit source]

Regular events

weekly, Friday-Sunday Real Food Market at Southbank Centre

Resources[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]


More video...

People's Supermarket - Sustainable Restaurants, Co-operative Supermarkets, Arthur Potts Dawson - The GLA High Streets Project Colour - Underground Tomatoes - Food from the Sky - London Open Garden Squares Weekend 2011 and Capital Growth food growing projects - CG LET'S GO LET'S GROW, Aug 2009

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Maps[edit | edit source]

Big Dig London

Fruit City, growing map and network of all the fruit trees in public spaces in London.

Fruit & Nut Map of South London

How do I find a seed swap?, map from the Soil Association

London Food Map, helps people in real need to find where and how to access free or low cost food in their area

Too Good to Waste, find restaurants supporting this campaign

Policies[edit | edit source]

Past events[edit | edit source]


September 19 Capital Growth's Edible Gardens Open Day

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Community food systems should be part of the new normal – here's why, New Economics Foundation, Apr 26...[1]Hackney


Meet London's first 50 Urban Food Heroes using food for good, Mar 19[2]


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Carrots and communism: the allotments plotting a food revolution, Aug 17...[3]Waltham Forest

10 lessons from London's first community fridge, Mar 14...[4]Lambeth

News sources

Capital Growth press releases

Interdependence[edit | edit source]

Food is just one of many aspects of interdependence between cities and their hinterland. For example land, water, energy and people may be needed to help grow the food, markets to help distribute it and transport and other systems to get the food to market and deal with food waste and any other by-products.

see also: London and South East England

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Capital Bee campaigning for bees, forage and a pesticide free city

Near you[edit | edit source]

Camden - Croydon - Ealing - Hackney - Haringey - Kingston upon Thames - Lambeth - Lewisham - Newham - Southwark - Sutton - Tower Hamlets - Waltham Forest - Wandsworth - Westminster

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Hawkes, cider maker "...about action, people and community."
  • Local Greens, not for profit weekly veg bag scheme run by four enthusiastic people living in Herne Hill and East Dulwich, and providing the local area with great tasting, seasonal veg from small organic or spray-free farms, near to SE London.
  • London Food Link
  • Nomadic Community Gardens, not for profit organisation based in East London
  • People's Kitchen
  • Open Orchard Project
  • The People's Supermarket, food cooperative whose stated aim is to provide the local community with good cheap food that's fair to consumers and producers. It was set up in May 2010 by Arthur Potts Dawson, Mikkel Ryding, Kate Wickes-Bull, David Barrie and a team of supporters and professional advisors in Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, near Great Ormond Street Hospital. As of February 2012 it had 1000 members. W
  • Plan Zheroes, grassroots, not for profit movement (and now a registered charity) which prevents food waste and food poverty by connecting businesses with surplus food with local charities and people in need of it.

Farmers' markets

London Farmers' Markets, organisation operating certified Farmers' markets in Greater London. W

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