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Hi,If anyone has ideas for encouraging a local community to get involved in a charity project please let me know. The plan is that local people grow (in a small patch in their own gardens) a few vegetables, dividing them between themselves and passing the rest onto a local homeless charity. I am going to put up posters in my local garden center and village notice board. I thought it might be a good idea to run a plant swap / coffee morning too. I need a good name for it which is alluding me right now. Any ideas gratefully received!



  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 988

    I have copied an email below I received from Capital growth. The  project which is based in and around London works as far out as me in Ilford and hopefully as far out as you. It would be a good place to get info. Hope this helps.


    Capital Growth News March Dear Capital Growers
    The Capital Growth team is been working hard in the past few months to bring you a host of events as part of the start of the growing season. Read on to find out more about  Big Dig, Growing for Health conference and more.  We hope to see you soon!

    The Capital Growth team



      Capital Growth News Networking Event- Preparing for the 2014 growing season – This Monday!
    Monday 10th March 2014 from 6pm to 8.30 pm
    Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, SW2 1RW (nearest tube station Brixton) 
    This networking event is open to anyone interested in growing food in London. It will include workshops and presentations from successful community food growing projects. It will also be an opportunity to mingle with like-minded people growing food in all kinds of spaces in London while enjoying some complimentary food and drink. Booking is essential. To find out more or to book click here Big Dig - Saturday 22 March (sign up by Friday)
    The Big Dig is a volunteering event designed to encourage local people to get down to your space and get their hands dirty, learn something new and hopefully decide to continue to help you throughout the growing season. Sign up before Friday and get free Big Dig postcards, posters and seeds! To find out more and sign up click here Grow Waltham Forest Conference - With speaker from Incredible Edible Todmorden
    21st March: 1 – 5.30pm (6 – 8.30 networking party) 
    Leytonstone Library - 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone E11 1HG
    Waltham Forest invites everyone who is interested in food growing to come along to learn and share ideas to get more people growing and selling food grown in the London. Inspirational speakers include Rosie Boycott, Chair of the London Food Board, Mary Clear from Incredible Edible Todmorden and Manchester Veg People. Click here to book and find out more The conference launches Cultivate, Waltham Forest Council's first urban food growing festival which has lined up over 50 events, including a food-a-fair and gardener’s question time. Click here to find out more Inspiration from North American urban farmers 
    The Russet, 17 Amhurst Terrace,  Hackney E8 2BT 
    Wednesday, 12 March 2014 from 5.00 to 7.00
    Last year our colleague Eloise Dey went to North America to meet urban farmers and the enterprising projects they worked on. She will be doing a show and tell of some of the interesting and inspiring projects that she saw in New York, Detroit, Chicago and Vancouver. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to share something that has happened at your food growing project over the last year that is innovative or successful. To book click here  Growing Leaders – Deadline to apply next week, Wednesday 12 March
    This is our third Growing Leaders programme and it’s better than ever!  Growing Leaders provides you with expert training and advice to help develop the skil
  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 988

    Didn't all go in one reply and the layout is rubbish...thinking I should just have gien you their email addressimage

  • Thanks will check it out!


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