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Our Right to Grow Summit: a gathering of London food growers

Saturday 27 April 2024 13:00 17:00

Roots and Shoots, The Vauxhall Centre, Walnut Tree Walk, London SE11 6DN

The one-day summit for food growers to explore how we can build a citizen’s Right to Grow on London’s public-sector land.

Maryon Park Garden. Credit: Zoe Warde-Aldam

Maryon Park Garden. Credit: Zoe Warde-Aldam

This event, hosted in partnership with Incredible Edible and Sustain, is your chance to join other campaigners, policy experts and community growers grappling with barriers to urban food growing in London and work together to chart a course towards a more vibrant and sustainable future. 

Context setting

Gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities surrounding urban food growing during an engaging session featuring prominent voices in the field.

  • What is the Right to Grow vision: Pam Warhurst, Incredible Edible.
  • Policy backdrop: with Dee Woods, award-winning community educator and food justice policy coordinator.

Case studies: stories from the frontline

Delve into real-life experiences and lessons learned from food growers navigating the complexities of urban agriculture. You’ll hear about the barriers to access, successes, and aspirations through compelling case studies from London, New York and Philadelphia. 

Workshop: our ask for change

Your opportunity to shape the conversation through small workshops facilitated by growing experts, where we'll collectively envision the changes needed for a thriving food-growing ecosystem.  

Feedback and next steps

Cap off the day with a call to action, where we'll synthesise insights gathered throughout the summit and chart a course for collective action.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative dialogue shaping the future of urban food growing in London. Secure your spot today!

Roots and Shoots is fully wheelchair accessible but if you have any additional access needs you think we should know about please let us know when you register. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available upon arrival and there will be a break for a small plant based meal during the day, provided by us.  


* This is a collaboration between the Incredible Edible network, Capital Growth, Sustainable Food Places, and Sustain. 

Published Saturday 27 April 2024

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