Lewisham now has 60+ Community Gardens! They include orchards, flower gardens, kitchen gardens, bee keeping projects and every combination in between. Volunteers across the borough have donated hundreds of work hours to help achieve this success.
The Lewisham Community Gardens and Allotments Team have been instrumental in supporting this rapid growth of community led growing spaces. The team work in-conjunction with the Mayor of London's Capital Growth Scheme. Capital Growth was set up to fund and support sustainable community environmental projects. It has helped to fund many of the projects listed here.
Look out for the new Lewisham Gardens guide to funding community gardens!
Community gardens do more than 'just' provide fresh quality produce far cheaper than any super market, they also connect people with their neighbours and locality. Run by and for its members, community gardens are a great way of getting to know people you probably wouldnt otherwise run into.
Grow Your Own Guide
Lewisham Life: Growing Food
Lewisham have produced a great guide for community groups looking to start their own garden. It includes advice on how to select a site, your legal obligations and funding.