Download a PDF version of Growing Round the Houses: Food production on housing estates
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Now, more than ever, we need to grow more food, closer to where we live, that is tasty, wholesome and nutritious, that enhances rather than destroys the environment we depend on, and that satisfies people’s need for a secure and trusted food supply. Sustain’s previous reports on urban agriculture and WEN’s substantial experience of working with communities to establish urban food growing projects highlight multiple benefits, including:
As well giving advice on how to set up a food growing project on their estate, it describes examples such as the Spitalfields Estate Community Garden, where residents worked together to build themselves a food growing space for vegetables and herbs popular with the local ethnic minority community.