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» The Secret Life of Kodu: Volunteer Molly Aldam Visits the Community Garden at Oban House

Molly Aldam, our Local Food Project Intern, writes about her experience visiting one of the community food-growing gardens established this year by Women’s Environmental Network. Molly’s conversation with the wonderful Mr and Mrs Islam, who have a small plot in the garden at Oban House in Tower Hamlets, illustrates perfectly how much of a difference [...]

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On September 18th, 2014

» London Thriving: Edible Gardens Open Day 2014

In the largest event of its kind, next weekend over 100 community food-growing gardens across the UK will be open to the public for a celebration of urban agriculture, community spirit and all things homegrown.  Now in its fifth year in London, Edible Open Gardens Day takes place on Saturday 20th September – and what [...]

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On September 15th, 2014

» Food for all, not for profit: the quest for food sovereignty

Women’s Environmental Network is proud to be part of a growing food sovereignty movement, and as our very own Connie Hunter explains in this article, having the choice and the opportunity to grow your own food has a truly positive impact on people’s lives. This article by journalist Fanny Malinen first appeared in the September [...]

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On September 2nd, 2014

» Summer Gathering of Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network

Interested in healthy eating? Growing your own vegetables, herbs or fruit? Want to get started?

Join us for a celebration of urban community food growing in Tower Hamlets.

No need to book, just turn up! Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

When: Sunday 24th August 2014, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Where: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London E1 5AR

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On July 28th, 2014

» Take a Break; Come to our Annual Spring Gathering!

Finally, it’s spring. Come celebrate with WEN and Tower Hamlet Community Housing! Our annual Spring Gathering will have workshops on food growing and cooking & preserving. There will be a tour of local gardens, interactive stalls, a gardening Q&A and more. Best of all, there will be free entry and lunch! As always, please bring spare vegetable seeds to share/exchange if you have them.

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On April 7th, 2014

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