Capital Growth's Spotlight Garden programme shines a light on the role of London’s food growing spaces in building climate and community resilience.
Thanks to a £246,000 grant from the City Bridge Trust, in 2021 Capital Growth began a three-year initiative to help protect existing gardens and increase opportunities for nature-friendly food growing across the capital.
As part of our new focus, we are launched the Spotlight Garden programme in September 2021 to shine a light on the increasingly important role community food growing spaces and communities play in tackling the climate and nature emergency and to make the case for their protection. Click the icons below to read the stories of our Spotlight Gardens featured so far.
If you’re interested in having your growing space featured as a Spotlight Garden, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calthorpe Community Garden
Meet the very first Spotlight Garden that kicked off our programme in September 2021, featuring the veteran oasis in King's Cross. The story...
We’re excited to be shining a light on this North London project as our October 2021 Spotlight Garden – meet Black Rootz at...
We’re back with our Spotlight Garden programme and for February 2022 we’re featuring GROW - a pretty epic market garden growing on land...
Hackney School of Food
We’re on a roll with our Spotlight Garden programme this March 2022 bringing another great example of education and food growing with Hackney...
Coco Collective - Ital Community Garden
May 2022 takes our Spotlight Garden programme to Lewisham in South London to bring you the story of an Afro-diaspora led community garden that was...
Community Apothecary - Mulberry Close Garden
In June 2022, we updated our Spotlight Garden format to provide the summary of the garden's key information followed by reflections on their open...
GET OUT Food Forest
We're excited have featured GET OUT Charity and their hidden gem of a food forest in Bow as our September 2022 Spotlight Garden. With connecting...
Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden
Ready to meet our October 2022 Spotlight Garden? We're so excited to be featuring Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden in Shepherd's Bush,...
Support our work
Your donation will help communities grow more food in gardens across London.
Capital Growth is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.
Open call for Capital Growth’s London 2023 food growing training calendar now live!
Leading charity Garden Organic seeks new chair of trustees
New report demonstrates transformative power of urban food growing