The Urban Harvest

On Saturday 22 September join community food growing gardens across London to celebrate and savour the city's harvest.

Search the map below to see gardens taking part in The Urban Harvest and find out what's going on in your neighbourhood. From harvest parties to hands-on workshops, guided garden tours to volunteering, there is a wide range of ways to celebrate in London's edible gardens and enjoy the city's harvest.

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Community gardens across the capital will be open on Saturday 22 September to welcome in visitors and volunteers to take part in garden activities and share the harvest as a community. Sign-up your garden NOW via the Capital Growth Members area. If you are not a Capital Growth member do Join us, there are loads of perks and it's free and easy to sign-up!

Once you've signed up, you can take part in our Urban Harvest competitions  to win some amazing prizes;

Best photo: 'Harvest Action Shot':  Tweet us @Capital_Growth or email janelle@sustainweb.org your best photos of produce being harvested throughout the day on 22 September.  Remember to use the hashtag #UrbanHarvest2018. The winning garden will receive Public Liability Insurance for their garden space paid for by Capital Growth and worth £100 as well as prizes for runners up.  

Most visitors on the day: Get your visitors or volunteers to sign-in with the sign-in sheets in the shared Dropbox folder, and share with us by taking a photo or scanning and send to janelle@sustainweb.org by Wed 26th September.  There will be £100 cash prize for the winner, and we will pick 2 runners up, at random, to receive a free Capital Growth training place.

Heaviest pumpkin/squash: Weigh your biggest or heaviest pumpkin or squash on the day and enter the information onto the Harvest-ometer (you have until Weds 26th Sept to upload your data). £50 Organic Garden Catalogue voucher for the winner.  

Most enterprising activity on the day: Either tweet at us @Capital_Growth with the hashtag #UrbanHarvest2018 or drop Janelle an email by Wed 26th Sept outlining your Urban Harvest enterprising activities and how they engaged visitors or volunteers.  Include a photo if possible!  Examples of past enterprising activities have been, garden games such as 'guess how many beans in the jar', host a bake sale with treats, savoury items or herbal tea.  The winning garden will receive tickets to Kew Gardens for up to 8 people on a day of their choice.

So, sign up to the Urban Harvest, get your garden on the map, and start promoting to new visitors and volunteers for a chance to win one of our amazing competitions!

 

Capital Growth

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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