Edible Living is our food growing programme which is part of our resident engagement strategy and aims to get more of our residents growing their own.

The programme offers partnership working opportunities to link with and encourage different groups and agencies to work together.

Our current partners who help with this programme are Urban Growth.

More and more people want to learn about where food comes from, and how to grow their own, and with a great shortage of city allotments, food growing on estates plays an important role in promoting health and well being amongst communities.

It’s also a great way to meet new people, have fun, and develop new skills while supporting and strengthening community-based food activity and the connections between local people and local food.

The aim of the food gardens is to provide opportunities for communities to become healthier and more active. 

Edible Living brings people together and it's great  to see the enthusiasm of local residents. 

In October 2017 a film made by Coventry University showcased community food growing in Lambeth including Edible Living projects.

Residents are encouraged to hold regular gardening sessions which is supported by a community gardener.

If any estate or tenant and resident association you work with is interested in getting involved, email us at gettinginvolved@lambeth.gov.uk.

For more information on food growing programmes in the borough please visit: Incredible Edible Lambeth Groundwork London