Reaping Rewards II

This report presents new findings based on data collected during the 2014 growing season, using Capital Growths innovative online tool – the Harvest-ometer. This was launched in 2013 by Capital Growth to help people growing food to record and keep track of their harvest, while also gathering data on food production in the city as a whole.

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Highlights of the report include analysis of the 40 tonnes of produce that was grown and recorded during the first two seasons, by 190 groups and individuals using the tool.  This was valued at over £288,000 and contributed to half-a-million meals. The data is used to show popular produce grown, average yields and the potential of the Capital Growth network as whole to over £2 million of food.


The Capital Growth campaign, run by Sustain's London Food Link offers practical and financial support to communities around London to help more people grow more food, and to have greater access to land and growing spaces for community benefit. The Capital Bee project, part of Capital Growth, seeks pledges to promote bee-friendly behaviour, and supports establishment of community beehives.


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Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.