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We had a great afternoon at ‘Cake Sunday’ this weekend. Many neighbours braved the somewhat chilly weather and came along to catch up with each other. This is the end of the second year of growing vegetables in our front gardens and our project has really helped neighbours to get to know one another better and to grow some fantastic veg.

Lots of cakes were made for our get-together,

and happily eaten by our next generation of veg growers,

and our more established veg growers too.

There were also free daffodil bulbs and small grow bags to give away so that our streets will glow come the spring.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to chat with each other about veg growing and just about anything else.

And some cannily used the opportunity to sell raffle tickets for their school.

We now have over 100 households signed up for our front garden veg growing scheme in Finsbury Park,

and now have funding for next year from the Islington Community Chest. It’s great to see our local urban community brought closer together through gardening and cake!

To read more about our community veg growing project over the last two and a half years, please click here.

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Plenty of rain and sunshine has really helped to produce a fantastic crop of runner beans for our front garden community veg growing project in Finsbury Park, North London.

As you walk through our neighbourhood, growbags full of veg abound, creating our own urban Eden!

This year we gave away free runner bean seeds along with free growbags delivered to front doors, full of rich London Waste compost.

It’s a joy to see that over 100 households are growing vegetables in their front gardens this year, and also using last year’s growbags to expand their veg growing to courgettes,

Jerusalem artichokes and nasturtium

Spinach and corn

Rhubarb

and tomatoes.

Soon, it will be time to have another neighbourhood get together, where everyone is welcome to meet up over tea and cake in a front garden. It’s a fantastic opportunity for neighbours and friends to get to know one another better (and the local community police always drop by for a piece of cake and a natter too) and it’s great to see our local urban community brought closer together through veg growing and cake!

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