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This article focuses on information specific to the London. Please see our Food activism page for a topic overview.


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.


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



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




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

News and comment


Meet London’s first 50 Urban Food Heroes using food for good, Mar 19 [1]


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Waltham Forest: Carrots and communism: the allotments plotting a food revolution, Aug 17 [2]

Autumn on Clapham Common -

Lambeth: 10 lessons from London’s first community fridge, Mar 14 [3]



September 19 Capital Growth's Edible Gardens Open Day

Regular events

weekly, Friday-Sunday Real Food Market at Southbank Centre

News sources

Capital Growth press releases

See also

Interwiki links

Wikipedia: List of markets in London

External links

  • 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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