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How to get involved in the #first500 campaign

Posted by James Dowdell on December 1, 2016

Good to hear you're looking to find out how you can be a part of the #first500 campaign!  We are hopeful over the next 4 weeks this will snowball (excuse the seasonal pun) and more companies will want to contribute to building the pot, meaning more goals will get backed.  On top of creating real impact locally this will ... Continue reading »


A network of active London-based community gardening projects supported by Make Grow Do local to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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The Orchard Project

The Orchard Project aims to create lush cities swathed in fruit and nut trees. We work in partnership with communities to plant, manage, restore and harvest orchards in urban areas to help us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit. For the first five years, we focused our efforts in London; today we support, are inspired by, and share fruit-growing knowledge with orchard groups across Britain. 

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Hips, Haws and Helicopters with the Britain in Bloom 2016 winners!

Congratulations to Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park on being 'Britain in Bloom' winners! They have won the 2016 Conservation & Wildlife Award (in association with @BBCSpringwatch Do Something Great) @RHSBloom. But they still need your votes for the Time Out Love London Awards! Visit to vote.I enjoyed a fine tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park this morning. The theme was 'Hips Haws and Helicopters', and Dan of the Friends Group shared a wealth of information about tree seeds. I tasted a yew berry, (DON'T swallow the seed), learned the difference between sycamore and field maple keys and saw an astonishing ten-foot-long web woven by tiny money spiders.A new book by forager John Rensten, 'The Edible City - A Year of Wild Food' includes a whole chapter on Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. 'From dandelions to winter cress, wild garlic to chickweed and ground ivy to water mint, this book takes us through a year of delicious, foraged food. Each entry is illustrated in colour to help you identify the plant and followed by a recipe using these remarkable ingredients.' Find press reviews at:

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Gluten - Free Baking with Ceri Jones - ...

London | Hackney

" I'll share all the principles of making healthy bakes using wholefood ingredients. We'll explore pantry ...



Artisan Breadmaking Made Easy with Colin Wilkie-Jones - ...

London | Hackney | Stoke Newington

“Forget supermarket bread (it’s not worthy of the name) – I’ll demystify the baker’s art and ...



Wild Food Cookery with Rachel de Thample - ...

London | Hackney | Stoke Newington

This Masterclass is part of our new 'Expert Series', working with chefs who are renowned in ...

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