As part of our Keep Growing campaign we’ve dropped compost at strategic points around Tower Hamlets for you to use! Please find the nearest soil pick up to you and take a bag or bucket and something to scoop with (you can use a mug if you don’t have a trowel). The soil will be delivered during the day on Friday 26th June, it should all be in place by the afternoon. 

Please help yourself to as much as you need for your seedlings, but leave plenty for others as well – lots of us are having trouble getting hold of soil at the moment. Please be careful to maintain social distancing of 2 metres or more if others are collecting compost at the same time.

If you reach a soil drop and it is empty please let us know by emailing – we will keep this page updated to let you know what is left.

EAST: R-Urban Poplar

Brion Place, London, E14 0SP

Enter through the wooden gate (it is not locked) and you will find the soil with a sign saying ‘Wen Soil Drop Off’ next to it. 

CENTRAL: The Zaccheaus Project

Walter Newby Centre, Bethnal Green Methodist Church, Approach Road, London E2 9JP

You can find the soil in the car park at the front of the Walter Newby Centre (the centre has a red door). It is in the disabled parking bay – the first bay on the right as you enter the car park.

WEST: Toynbee Hall

28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

You can find the soil bag at the end of the colonnade.  

NORTH: Tower Hamlets Cemetery park: NOW EMPTY

This location has no compost left – apologies!

meet the team


Maddy has lived in London for 10+ years working on social and environmental justice projects. She’s a keen gardener, walker, and advocate for the wellbeing benefits of nature.


Clyo heads up Wen’s Live Well cooking and food growing courses in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Classes explore in a practical way how diet and lifestyles has an impact on the planet. Attendees learn and try new plant based recipes, spend time in the community garden and enjoy a delicious lunch. 

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