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Urban Farming Toolkit: A guide to growing to sell in the city

The Urban Farming Toolkit is a practical guide to help prospective growers establish and run a successful growing site that generates an income.



1. Find and secure a suitable growing site
What is a viable site?
 Find a potential site

 2. Creating the garden
Planning the layout
Buying tools
Chapter 2: Action summary

3. Establish growing methods
Plan your rotation
Plan your growing year
Sowing seeds
Planting out
Dealing with pests and diseases
Chapter 3: Action Summary

4. Find your market
Secure your market
 Create a label
Packing your produce
Chapter 4: Action Summary

5. Creating the business
Making the numbers work
Choosing a business model
Creating policies
Good record keeping
Chapter 5: Action Summary

6. Engaging the community
Running volunteer days
Teaching and outreach
Chapter 6: Action Summary

Case studies

Springfield Park
Hackney Tree Nursery
Clissold Park

Urban Farming Toolkit: A guide to growing to sell in the city
34pp - 2017 | 4173Kb


Published Friday 24 November 2017

Capital Growth: We believe everyone should have the opportunity to grow food as part of a healthy, resilient food system and we are working with our network of growers in London to make this happen.

34pp - 2017


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