Growing For Nature

Join our London-wide campaign to help track nature and give wildlife a boost on our urban food growing spaces.

A bee flying above a sunflower. Copyright: Zoe Warde Aldam

A bee flying above a sunflower. Copyright: Zoe Warde Aldam

Get involved in our new project to help London's food growing communities better understand and support nature on their sites, as part of our  Growing for Change initiative.

Follow these steps to unlock prizes, resources and access to specialist training.

1. Do the Biodiversity Questionnaire

Answer our 5 minute survey about how you manage your site, what habitat you have and what wildlife you monitor, if any.   

Complete this by 31 March 2024 and be entered into a prize draw to win £400 of gardening equipment and £200 voucher for Tamar Organics seeds!*

Take the survey

The survey is open to community gardens, schools, farms, and people growing individually at home or on an allotment site, but the prizes are for groups only (see full T&Cs). 

Extra perks await if you're a Capital Growth member and have already taken the Growing for Change pledge. 

2. Take the Growing For Change Pledge

Join our movement for change and show the power of food growing for wellbeing, connection and climate and nature resilience.

  • (If you're not a member join for free
  • Download the Growing for Change Handbook, crammed with ideas to improve access, inclusion and create more climate and nature friendly gardens, brought to life with beautiful examples from our growing leaders.
  • Login to your member dashboard to make the pledge showing your commitment to our simple Core Values & Guiding Principles, created by garden leaders to support your community, the climate and nature.

3. Access exclusive support and resources

When you submit the survey and have taken the pledge, you will unlock resources, training and site visits from ecology specialists from the Natural History Museum, Permablitz London, the GLA and more.

Take the survey


Join our online launch on Wednesday 20 March @ 5.30 to learn more about our biodiversity project and how to get involved. Hear from ecology experts from the Natural History Museum's Urban Nature department, The GLA's Nature Recovery Scheme, Permablitz London and The Buzz Club about the priority species for London and how to identify them.  Book your place


Why Growing for Nature?

Growing for Nature delves deeper into the nature resilience theme of our Growing for Change campaign.

As part of this, Capital Growth is working with the GLA's Nature Recovery and Rewilding teams to enhance our ability to map, monitor and make more space for nature. 

When you join our Growing for Nature project (take the survey and make the pledge) you will not only get access to resources and learn how to better identify and record priority species, but your data will help us show the value of urban food growing for biodiversity and feed into the GLA's nature baseline for London.

Let's grow for nature together!

*Terms & Conditions of prize draw:

  • Winners will be picked at random.
  • Prizes are not transferable or refundable.
  • The competition is open to Capital Growth members that are community food growing sites, schools or farms. Private hone garden plots and individual allotment holders are not elegible.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Route to entry for the competition is via the Growing for Nature survey. Once the survey is completed, the person and garden named in the survey will be classed as one entry.
  • One entry per garden.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions.
  • The winners will be notified within 28 days of the closing date (Monday 29 April). If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 2 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  • Your responses and personal information will be kept private and held securely by Sustain. If you win a prize, we will share your contact details with partners so you can claim it. 

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Your donation will help communities grow more food in gardens across London.

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Capital Growth is London's Food Growing Network, with over 2000 members. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group or school you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly enewsletters.

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