Food growing on prescription

This report highlights the findings of a short piece of research undertaken with community gardens and food growing projects in London, to create a snapshot of how Social Prescribing is perceived, how garden leaders are or want to be engaging with these services and how to overcome the barriers to more people being referred to garden-based activities.

Report contents

  • Executive summary
  • Headlines
  • Background
  • Method of research
  • Respondents
    • Types of community gardens / projects
    • Garden activities
  • Findings
    • Awareness and perceptions of Social Prescribing
    • Engagement with referral services
    • Opportunities for engagement with SP
    • Barriers to engagement with SP
    • Resourcing social prescribing
    • Ways to increase contact and referrals
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
    • Local SP services/ VCS/ local groups
    • GLA (in partnership with Capital Growth or local networks)
    • NHS
  • Appendices
    • Survey Questions
    • Key graphs from survey
    • List of interviewees

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