Events Capital Growth

SEWN Together – a localised food growing gathering in East London

Tuesday 26 September 2023 10:30 16:30

Thingy Café, Hackney Herbal Garden, 1 Trowbridge Rd, Hackney, E9 5LG

East Londoners, join us for the second of our four regional food growing gatherings at Hackney Herbal in Trowbridge Gardens bringing together local community garden members, food growing networks and East London Council folk.

SEWN - a localised food growing gathering in East London. Copyright: Sustain

SEWN - a localised food growing gathering in East London. Copyright: Sustain

SEWN Together – a series of events taking place across South, East, West and North London (hence the acronym!) – dives deep into the four quarters of London to platform the great work happening in food gardens tackling the nature & climate emergency and helping to build more resilient communities.

Each region will have its moment to come together, build connections between neighbouring fellow garden members, and share their vision for community food growing in the capital. A celebration of the diversity, scale and spread of community food growing across London, this event will strengthen connections between community gardens to weave the whole Capital Growth network more tightly together. The four regional gatherings will work up to the larger Together gathering in Spring 2024 where findings from the SEWN series will be pieced together for feeding into the collective vision.

By welcoming local food growers, community networks and council representatives to each event, we’ll be creating a powerful collective of people who want to see positive change, and are already helping to make that happen. This is a chance for Londoners to share their food growing journeys so far, imagine the future of community food growing and work out the practical next steps to get there.

East Londoners, join us and our co-host, Social Farms & Gardens, for the second our four events at Hackney Herbal, a garden-based social enterprise that promotes wellbeing by connecting people with herbs in Hackney on Tuesday 26th September from 10.30am-4.30pm to gather gardens in East London.



10.30am Arrival & introductions

11am Tour of host garden by Hackney Herbal

11.20am Presentations by:

12pm Comfort break

12.15-1.15pm Open discussion

1.15pm Plant-based lunch

2.00pm Break groups & further discussions

3.30pm Comfort break

3.45pm Reflections & close

4.30pm Event ends


To help cover catering costs, this event is ticketed at £10 (£5 for Capital Growth network members! Sign your space up here in minutes for free). We're limited to 40 spots, so be sure to book yours early.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you would like to attend but ticket price is a barrier, please contact to see if we can help.

Published Tuesday 26 September 2023

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