London Grows Wild: A guide to wildlife-friendly food growing

London Grows Wild is a practical guide to help urban food growers incorporate wildlife-friendly practices and principles into their gardens.

Whether growing in a balcony garden, allotment, school or urban farm, there are a variety of ways to turn urban gardens into welcoming homes for wildlife. The advice and assessments in this guide can help growers learn more about what wildlife-friendly food growing is, identify what’s already going well in their garden, and discover easy ways to improve.


  • Wildlife-friendly food growing
  • Attracting wildlife into the garden
  • Understanding the insect world
  • Composting for wildlife
  • Growing food the wild way
  • Evaluating biodiversity in garden design
  • Resources for further learning

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