Training Hubs & Partners

Capital Growth have been delivering food growing training in London since 2009 and in 2016 we formalised our Hub/Partner application process, to co-host training and bring more courses to more people across London. We deliver training around 5 broad themes:

  • Urban food growing - learn about the key elements of urban food growing, including planning a site, principles of organic growing and soil life.
  • Growing enterprise - targeted at growers who want to sell what they grow or develop good food enterprises.
  • Getting children growing - these sessions will provide anyone working with children and young people the skills to run effective sessions in a garden environment and offer practical ideas to link food growing to the curriculum.
  • Grow for it! - from foraging to wild bees and permaculture, these sessions are a way to learn more about other topics related to food growing.
  • Growing Culture - focusing on London's food growing heritage and how it has contributed to the culture of families, communities and our city.


2019 Training Hubs

  • Christchurch Primary School, Wandsworth Christ Church is the first primary school in London to be awarded Learning Outside the Classroom Gold Level accreditation. They also hold RHS Level 5 Certificate as a 5 star gardening school.
  • Hackney Herbal at the Trowbridge Centre Trowbridge Gardens is the home of Hackney Herbal. The garden is a mix of edible, medicinal and functional plants designed to promote health and wellbeing.
  • Permablitz London Community organisation, Permablitz London engages people in implementing permaculture-designed, low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly edible spaces. Our showcase gardens are at Cecil Sharp House, Camden and Nubian Life Centre, White City.
  • Skip Garden A movable food garden run by the environmental education charity Global Generation, located in Kings Cross. Food is grown in skips, containers, a polytunnel and glasshouse.
  • Spitalfields City Farm, Tower Hamlets An educational City Farm focusing on the teachings of growing, cooking & eating healthy food, animal husbandry and general respect for nature, outdoors and each other.
  • Sydenham Gardens is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens and nature reserve to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health in Lewisham.
  • The Regent's Park Allotment Garden, Westminster Capital Growth’s flagship site offering volunteering, training and events for hundreds of Londoners every year.

2019 Training Partners

Read more about how our events nuture our network on this Shared Assets blog.  

2019 Events 


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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