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Urban Agriculture

With an estimated 55% of the world’s population living in urban centres, a number expected to increase to 65% by 2050, many wonder how this will change how we live together. One mounting question is how can we live sustainably in dense living quarters? Urban agriculture has been heralded as a possible solution to make urban environments more engaging, sustainable, […]

Gardener of the Month: Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

The London community gardens are not only used by individual members of the London community, but groups as well. This month, we’re featuring the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre. The Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre is a community organization that aims to bring people together “to plan, develop, and provide services and activities” that increase engagement and community capacity. Services include: community development […]

Gardener of the Month

 Day Break Program at Hutton House We are starting a new feature on our blog to celebrate our gardeners called Gardener of the Month. We will select a gardener every month and learn about their love of gardening, why they decided to become a part of London’s community gardens, and some helpful tips they would like to share with you. […]

Compost for Your Garden

What is Compost? Compost is a natural and biological process of the breakdown of organic material. Food or yard waste can be mixed with soil to create a dark, nutrient-rich soil. Easy Upkeep Keep the compost pile damp. Sprinkle water on the pile when it starts to get dry. Aerate every two to three weeks with a garden fork. To […]

The Children’s Garden – a summer of fun and exploration

This summer two community gardens in London were not only abuzz with bees and butterflies but with children connecting to nature and learning about growing healthy food. The Children’s Garden program was initiated in the summer of 2014 to allow children in our community a hands on and fun experience growing organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. At the Thames Park […]