Community Food Growers Gathering – 16 October – Cranbrook Garden

Date: Sunday 16th of October 2016

Where: Cranbrook Community Garden

Address: The Avenue, Cranbrook Estate Roman Road – opposite Usk Street

Nearest postcode: E2 0QU

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green

Timings: 11am-5pm

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Meet community food growers from around London, join in with practical work at Cranbrook garden, share lunch and find ways to support eachothers work. Come for part of it, lunch or the whole day!

All ages welcome

11 – 1pm – Practical work in the garden
1-2pm – Lunch
2-2.30pm-  Tour + history of project
2.30- 5pm-   Members meeting

Some lunch will be provided, please bring food to share if possible.

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London Grown open to volunteers – 3rd & 15th October

Lots of work has been happening at Pasteur Gardens in Enfield to set up the new community market garden on the 7 acres which has been derelict for 20 years.

The land has been cleared, compost toilet built, the education space developed and water is now on site.

And now it’s time for a tractor to plough the field, mark out the beds and then cover the land for the winter!

The site in February 2016

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April 2016

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Housing and land activists to join forces

Re-blogged from Red Pepper

In the run up to a November event Robin Grey makes the case for urban and rural communities to work together to tackle land rights, ownership and usage
30 August 2016

essexToday, as a country, we face huge problems – widening inequality, a chronic housing crisis, a dysfunctional agricultural system, multiple public health issues and impending climate collapse. Land use is one of the root causes of these problems but is rarely discussed. Indeed, land has been the elephant in the room of English politics for so long we have become accustomed to its absence during important debates.

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