Londoners welcomed to community gardens to celebrate the harvest
Capital Growth's 12th annual harvest festival showcases apple days, seed swaps, community meals and more as part of #UrbanHarvest2021, run between 23-29 September 2021.
The annual harvest week provides a great way for people to get to know London's gardens and see the amazing work they are doing with and for local communities, as well as see how much food is being grown across urban gardens.
With an interactive map of gardens taking part across the city, it’s easy for Londoners to find out what’s happening in their neighbourhood and celebrate the city's #UrbanHarvest!
“September is the season of abundant harvest and a perfect time to discover what’s growing in your neighbourhood and how to get involved. Urban Harvest is a way to meet new people, get outside and connect with nature and where your food comes from and discover some of London's amazing edible gardens,” says Fi McAllister from Capital Growth.
Over 30 open days will take place throughout the festival, with highlights including:
- Thursday 23 Sept: Harvest Shop at Surrey Docks Farm
- Friday 24 Sept: Digital Storytelling & Food Growing film screening followed by The History of Corn workshop at Calthorpe Community Garden
- Saturday 25 Sept: Shared Harvest Lunch at Harlesden Town Community Garden
- Sunday 26 Sept: Storytelling & Music Open Day at the Garden of Earthly Delights
- Monday 27 Sept: Volunteer Drop-in at Sunnyside Community Garden
- Tuesday 28 Sept: Apple Harvest Day at Growhampton
- Wednesday 29 Sept: Seed Saving and Edible Acton Launch at Artification Market Garden
Capital Growth’s flagship allotment garden Kensington Gardens will host an open day where visitors can meet volunteers and have garden tours as well as learn about the Mission Invertebrate project and the fascinating world of insects and why we need them so much.
The Urban Harvest is a Capital Growth initiative and supported by the City Bridge Trust.
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