Growing Communities in the news

Recent articles about Growing Communities and interviews with Julie Brown, Growing Communities' director. You can also read our annual reports from the past few years, on the right.

Dagenham Farm aims to plant seed of healthy eating, fantastic article about Grown in Dagenham project, Barking & Dagenham Post, May 2016

Home grown heroes, article about local growing and sourcing, Foodism, December 2015

Hackney Salad wins Urban Food Award, Evening Standard, September 2015

GC and Hackney Salad, feature on p13 of the Urban Food Issue of the The Linen Draper, September 2015

Hackney Salad makes Urban Food Awards shortlist, Evening Standard, August 2015

GC being cited as excellent example of urban-rural links Farming Matters, June 2015

Beyond Fruit and Veg - Marianne Landzettel talks to organic growers who have diversified their growing operations into year-round salads, medicinal herbs, edible flowers, lavender and much more, Soil Association's Organic Farming magazine, May 2015

The vegetable patches of East London are the hopes of a new generation, The Guardian Sustainable Business, May 2015

Growth of Soil, article about box scheme member and Salad Pride author David Bez, using his veg bag to make salad for cafes on Chatsworth Road, Feb 2015

Stoke Newington Farmers' Market, article in Market Trade News, April 2015

Growing closer, article about Rachel Dring from Haringey Start-up Crop Drop, Sublime magazine, March 2015

Digging for victory in Dagenham, article about Alice Holden and how the Dagenham Starter Farm fits with Growing Communities' vision for farming, The Telegraph, 8 November 2014

A spade new world, article about food growing in London including current and former Growing Communities apprentices, Jellied Eel, November 2014

Mind your peas and cues, article about positive impact of food production on mental health, featuring Better Health Bakery, Jellied Eel, November 2014

Picturing women farmers, article about Alice and other pioneering farmers, Modern Farmer, 4 November 2014

The sugar-free raw cakes making a name in baking, article about Sam and Shadi of Mr Prempy's, who come to the farmers' market every week, The Telegraph, 16 October 2014

Article about Growing Communities by Rhowena MacCuish, E9 magazine, October 2014, p16

Boxing Clever, article about what it's like to be part of Growing Communities' Start-up Programme, Jellied Eel magazine, Summer 2014

Micro Farms Success, article on completion of Patchwork Farm project, Hackney Today, 7 April 2014, page 13

Article about Stoke Newington Farmers' Market and renovation of St Paul's church forecourt and West Hackney Recreation Ground, Hackney Today, 10 March 2014, page 5

Growing Communities named in  Top 10 Food Sustainability Initiatives, Sustainable Business Toolkit, December 2013

List of ten best veg boxes, The Independent, November 2013

Stoke Newington Farmers' Market tenth anniversary, article from Jellied Eel magazine, Summer 2013

Guardian blog on Jojo Tulloh's book The Modern Peasant: Adventures in City Food, citing Growing Communities as good example of how to change the food system, July 2013

Hackney growing projects in line for Local Food awards,, July 2013 (also covered in Hackney Today)

Socially sound bakery hopes to make enough dough to become sustainable, article about Better Health Bakery, The Guardian, July 2013

The beginner's guide to growing your own veg, article from Observer Food Monthly about Alice Holden, head grower at our Dagenham Starter Farm, May 2013

BBC Food and Farming awards nominees, radio clip including short piece about Growing Communities, finalist in the "Big Food Idea" category, 22 October 2012

The urban farms that are growing food and growing jobs: article by Felicity Spector, Channel 4 news website. October 24 2012

Growing Communities wins Best Independent Local Retailer award - article by Killian Fox, Observer Food Monthly. October 21 2012

Tillingham organic farm's produce voted best by customers, article about Sarah Green, Essex Chronicle. November 3 2012

Article about Sarah Green, who comes to farmers' market and supplies veg for the box scheme, Essex news website. October 31 2012

Blog entry by Ava of Guac and Roll food blog, see Thursday October 25 2012

Oxfam Food Heroes nomination for Growing Communities. October 2012

Diary of a window box garden: the urban grower as activist; Guardian blog entry by Helen Babbs, including interview with Kerry. February 2012

Spotlight on Stoke Newington: article mentioning the market in the London Evening Standard. February 2012

London Walks: a food trail from Stamford Hill to Shoreditch: piece in the Guardian. September 2011

Boxing Clever: article about Growing Communities by Rosie Boycott. Evening Standard. May 2010.

Feeding the City; article about Growing Communities by Matt Sellwood. Red Pepper. November 2009.

In 2008, Julie was short-listed for the Triodos Ethical Small Business award. To see the film interview with Julie Brown, click here.


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