Tag: tools

London Community Food Map online

Community gardens are everywhere in London- spaces in the city where people learn new skills, meet friends, complete trainings and qualifications, and enjoy wildlife and plants in an ever-expanding built-up urban environment. Their popularity shows the potential and need for food systems in the city that work with people and nature to produce fresh, nutritious…

Call-out: Farm Hack coming to Forty Hall Farm


CFGN members will be hosting a Farm Hack in London on 26th September 2015, at Forty Hall Farm, Enfield.

FarmHack is a community of farmers and growers developing appropriate tools for small scale ecological farming. It was founded by The Greenhorns in the U.S. in 2010 and has since held regular events to bring the community together on farms and in workshops across the USA. FarmHack is founded on the principles of open source technology meaning that tools and techniques are also shared and developed on the online forum farmhack.net.

The emphasis of the days’ workshops will be ‘Pedal-power for farms and community projects’, hopefully with a grand unveiling of the Cyclo-sieve (currently being built by CFGN members). However there is space at the farm for other sessions and ideas don’t have to be limited to pedal power.

Call-out to map London Community Food projects

Ever wondered how to contact your nearest community food project to see if they run beginner courses?

Ever wanted to contact other growing sites in your area to borrow tools, exchange seeds, catch up on this season’s slug infestations?

For some months CFGN has been meeting community food growing projects finding out how volunteers can get involved, what kind of activities the sites run, what they produce and where it goes.