A sustainable food, agriculture and food tech competition is coming to London in September.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is consulting on the possibility of a complete ban on advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the Transport for London network, to help combat child obesity, responding to campaigning on junk food marketing from Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Sustain and our alliance of organisations. We applaud this bold ambition, as part of the launch of a public consultation on the draft London Food Strategy. Show your support for the Mayor’s proposal?
Saturday 22 April saw 41 edible gardens from 22 London Boroughs participating in the Big Dig, Capital Growth’s London-wide community growing day, with the temperature reaching a whopping 25°C.
What bills itself as the capital’s most sustainable culinary school has just joined London Food Link and is offering fellow supporters a tasty discount on new, and long-established, classes.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is consulting on the possibility of a complete ban on advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the Transport for London network, to help combat child obesity, responding to Sustain's campaigns for this action. Sustain applauds this bold ambition, as part of the launch today of a public consultation on the draft London Food Strategy.
Sustainable Fish Cities, the campaign to ensure only sustainable fish is eaten out of home in London, has welcomed the Mayor’s commitment to sustainable fish buying in the capital.
Founded by two brothers with over 15 years’ experience working in the fruit and vegetable industry, UGO Fresh connects shops and restaurants with excess fresh produce with local customers.
Calling all Londoners! Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to embrace the outdoors with Capital Growth.
The Vegetarian Society wants your help to fund a poster campaign on the London Underground for this year’s National Vegetarian Week 14-20 May.
Root Camp, the London charity that takes urban children on rural residential food growing and cooking weeks, is offering discounts and bursaries this summer.
London Farmers’ Markets Cheese Street is returning with reblochon and bringing back the brie for 2018. The four-date season kicks off at Parliament Hill Farmers’ Market in Hampstead Heath on Saturday 28 April.
Join Pesticides Action Network UK in calling for a Pesticide Free London
Shop vegan at the click of a finger…going green just got easier.
On Saturday 21 April community gardeners from more than 40 of London’s edible gardens, will welcome new visitors and show them how to grow their own food.
Jim Sikorski has been an NHS doctor for 38 years, and is one of the cofounders of Sydenham Garden, as well as a keen gardener. Ahead of Capital Growth’s seventh Big Dig Day on 21 April and 10 year anniversary, he shares 10 reasons why you should grow food (and get down to your local community garden to do so).
The Real Bread Campaign has published issue 35 of the loaf lovers’ magazine.
London Food Link supporters have a lightning draw opportunity to win an ad slot in the June-August 2018 issue of The ‘Eel, the capital’s good food magazine.
Ask your London local public health leaders to sign the Local Government Declaration on Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food and to run a local Sugar Smart campaign
Mercato Metropolitano is embracing the sustainable food revolution and converting a red double decker bus into a pick your own strawberry farm in Elephant and Castle.
Sarah Williams, Programme Director at Sustain, reflects on urban farming in London as Capital Growth heads for its tenth anniversary, having supported over 2,700 community food growing spaces.
Tower Hamlets launched its SUGAR SMART campaign at the Big Half Marathon on 4 March, announcing action towards reducing sugar across the borough and helping people live healthier lives.
Our capital is the world’s largest Fairtrade city, so what can we Londoners do to support and celebrate this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs until 11 March?
Join London Food Link and friends at the Impact Hub King’s Cross on Thursday 22 March for an evening of digging into the capital’s urban food growing revolution.
Bread Ahead and the Real Bread Campaign invite you to celebrate the 10th annual #RealBreadWeek at the heart of Borough Market from 1 until 5pm on Sunday 25 February.
Capital Growth, London's food growing network, has launched a new scheme to help pupils learn science, maths, and more about the environment through growing food.
The capital’s good food magazine has a brand-new online home. Visit each week to enjoy stories about the people who grow, make, cook, sell and save food in London.
A Chair and 12 board members are needed to lead London’s new Child Obesity Taskforce. Deadline for applications is Monday 26 February 2018.
The New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms has launched the Food Exchange, a brand-new workspace, kitchen and food culture venue for everyone and everything to do with food.
Time is running out to ensure the new plan for the capital helps create a healthier food system for all Londoners. London Food Link is calling on people to take action before the 2 March, so that free drinking water, protection of land for growing and limiting access to junk food, are all firmly on the agenda.
Simon Shaw reflects on progress addressing food poverty in the capital and the lessons that can be shared more widely. Our collaborative work in London provides further evidence that committed individuals and organisations can make a real difference to the lives of local people by working together.
Redbridge launched its SUGAR SMART campaign at Redbridge Town Hall on 8 January, with plans to work with leisure centres, businesses and early years settings to tackle obesity in the borough.
Enfield's SUGAR SMART campaign launched on 13 January at Enfield Town FC's home match against Merstham FC. Fans filled out the Great Sugar Debate public survey to share their views on the issue, while local council leaders pledged borough-wide support for the initiative.
Croydon's SUGAR SMART campaign launched at the Surrey Street Community Market in the heart of the borough, alongside other local healthy lifestyle initiatives working together to improve the lives of local residents.
To say thanks to people who support its work, LFL has harvested a bunch of deals on classes, courses, kit and more.
As a thank-you, London Food link is offering its supporters the opportunity to win a free advertisement in the spring 2018 issue of The ‘Eel, the capital’s good food magazine.
The Mayor of London is inviting applications for the role of the London Food Board Chair, looking for a senior leader who is passionate about improving London’s food system. The London Food Board Chair and Board advise the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority on food matters across the capital.
Local food champion, urban forager, innovative chef and community organiser Rachel de Thample tells the story of her journey into the field of good food.
A Tooth Fairy Welcome Party will descend on the Coca-Cola Holiday Truck Tour Saturday 9th December in London to challenge the unhealthy marketing campaign that sees thousands of sugary drinks given away for free at over 40 locations across the UK.
SUGAR SMART Lewisham celebrated the new phase of their impactful campaign at Goldsmiths University. Lewisham's ‘people power’ is being harnessed to start a social movement to reach more local communities and further reduce the amount of sugar residents eat.
Capital Growth’s third annual Roots to Work conference celebrated five enterprising growers who pitched their ideas to the sixty-strong crowd, at the event on 23 November 2017.
SUGAR SMART campaigners joined forces with Waltham Forest Public Health Team to hand out toothbrushes and healthy eating info to families near the Coca-Cola truck’s first stop in London. The team also delivered a letter to Asda management asking them to stop supporting unhealthy marketing practices and to put limits to how Coca-Cola promotes its products.
Capital Growth and Growing Communities have launched a new guide to growing to sell at the third annual Roots to Work conference, held on 23 November 2017.
On Monday 20 November 2017, Real Bread Campaign supporter E5 Bakehouse hosted a gathering for professional bakers from around the capital.
The Mayor is inviting feedback on his draft London Health Inequalities Strategy by midnight Thursday 30th November. This is your chance to ensure good food is on London's policy agenda.
The Mayor is inviting feedback on his draft London Environment Strategy by midnight Friday 17th November. This is your chance to ensure good food is on London's policy agenda.
The Campaign turns ten in 2018 and we’re encouraging supporters around the world to organise events to mark this milestone.
Local councils commended at City Hall event for their efforts to improve food accessibility and sustainability.
20 budding young growers from five schools took part in Capital Growth’s School Marketplace at City Hall on 13th October 2017. The event gives London schools the opportunity to sell their produce, preserves, and other school garden goodies.
The Good Food for London league table published by London Food Link last week, showed councils are continuing to support food growing across the capital.
The Good Food for London report measures progress and encourages London councils to take action on good food. It measures action on 11 different good food measures, from food growing, encouraging breastfeeding, school food, Fairtrade and fair pay. Scores range from 88 to 13 per cent. The Good Food for London league table 2017 is topped by the London Borough of Greenwich, followed by Islington, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Waltham Forest.
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Projects & campaigns
Better Hospital Food
Children's Food Campaign
Food and Farming Policy
Food co-ops toolkit
Good Food For London
London Food Link
Planning Food Cities
Real Bread Campaign
Roots to work
Save Our Antibiotics
Sugar Smart UK
Sustainable Fish Cities
Sustainable Food Cities
The Big Dig
Urban Food Fortnight