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How to get to know London's community gardens

Georgina Wilson-Powell

13 September 2017

Tuck into a harvest festival with a difference this Saturday 16 September. 20 community food-growing gardens around London will be giving the capital’s foodies a day to remember.

The Urban Harvest will bring together different events across the locations that celebrates growing fresh, organic food in urban spaces.

At the Cecil Sharp House Permaculture LAND project in Camden, visitors can try unusual edibles or sip teas from the garden and munch on cakes made from their own apples and plums.

Agnes Riley Community Garden in South Clapham will be focused on salads for the day, while The Skip Garden in King’s Cross is focusing on the importance of bees.

Capital Growth’s flagship allotment garden in Regent’s Park will host their annual harvest party, where visitors can have a go at pressing fresh apple juice or grab a pizza fresh from the oven topped with garden produce.

“Tomatoes are ripe for picking, courgette plants are overflowing from their beds and peas can be eaten fresh from the pod – September is the peak harvest season and a perfect time to discover what’s growing in the city. It’s a great way to get outside, meet your neighbours and learn more about all the amazing ways to grow food in urban areas,” says Maddie Guerlain from Capital Growth.

The Urban Harvest is part of London’s Urban Food Fortnight. Find out what’s happening across the gardens with this interactive map.

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