Growing For Change

The Growing For Change campaign supports London's urban food gardens to create community, climate and nature resilience. Learn more about our handbook co-produced with garden leaders from across the city.

Paulette Henry of Black Rootz. Credit: Manal Massalha

Paulette Henry of Black Rootz. Credit: Manal Massalha

Capital Growth worked with community leaders representing 20 different urban food gardens to explore the opportunities in creating community, climate and nature resilience. 

This work culminated in the production of:

  • a London garden's handbook to support gardens
  • a set of core values and guiding principles (included in the handbook)
  • a self-assessment tool for gardens to measure their progress (included in the handbook) across nature, climate and people. 

The Growing for Change Core Values

  1. Respect people and nature
  2. Be tolerant (every view is weclcome) and open to change
  3. Have health, wellbeing and healing at the centre of your garden
  4. Incorporate celebration in everything you do 

Make the Growing For Change Pledge

We invite London's gardens to make the Growing For Change Pledge via our dashboard. This includes the following actions:

  1. Download the handbook and read our Core Values and Guiding Principles, brought to to life with beautiful examples from our growing leaders gardens.
  2. Login to your member dashboard to make the pledge to support the Core Values and Guiding principles by checking the Growing for Change pledge box. If you're not already a member, join the network for free here.
  3. Bring garden members together to run through the Self-assessment Tool (in the handbook) to identify areas where you are doing well, and areas for improvements.

Once you have made the pledge you will be included in special events and offers in our 2024 Growing for Nature themed campaigns. 

Get involved in Growing for Nature

We are working through the three main themes of the Growing for Change handbook, starting with Growing for Nature.

To get involved, access materials and win up to £400 just take the pledge and do our 5 minute survey.

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Support our work

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

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Capital Growth is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

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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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