Spotlight gardens

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.  

Spotlight Gardens are London-based food growing gardens that actively work to build community and climate resilience through food growing. From February to November, we will feature ten gardens each year to better understand and share their crucial role. Each month features a different Spotlight Garden to our networks, highlighting their individual experiences and food growing activities. 

Gardens will be supported for taking part, through a mix of funding and promotion, including: 

  • A commissioning of each Spotlight Garden for their participation with £270 incl. VAT 

  • Developing the communications campaign to promote via our website, social media platforms and newsletters 

  • Help with the coordination of ticket sales and bookings for Spotlight Garden activities   

All London-based Capital Growth member gardens with stories or interest in community and climate resilience are invited to let us know they would like to be featured in our Spotlight Gardens programme by completing a short expression of interest form at any point during the year.

You can find this form on the dashboard of your garden profile on the Good to Grow platform. 

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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