A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley


We were very pleased to take part in a film series called Food Rebels which screened on the Community Channel. Funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and produced by the Media Trust, the six episodes highlight food projects which are shaking up the system, from new ways of growing and sourcing food to new attitudes to healthy eating and sustainable consumption. The film really captures why people keep on coming back to our Hawkwood Nursery site…

To mark National allotments week London Borough of Waltham Forest organised a workshop on building raised beds, which was filmed by London Live. Watch Darren and Michael from Organiclea showing how easily it can be done!


Organiclea has been glad to contribute to an exciting new toolkit developed by City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development.

The toolkit Roots to Success is a practical guide to support volunteer-training in food growing groups. It focuses on the vocational outcomes of volunteering and how they can best be supported. It has been designed for those involved in the recruitment, management, training and progression of volunteers in food growing projects. It also offers an outline of good practice in this context, which should be of interest to trainers in other fields who manage volunteers and/or vocational learning.

Download the full toolkit and find out more about the Centre for Skills Development’s work on employability in community food-growing on their website.
City & Guilds - Centre for Skills Development

The Media Trust made a film about Organiclea, in association with the City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charity, which funds some of Organiclea’s volunteering and training work



Organiclea featured in a film made by Local Food as part of research to show how Local Food projects are building community capacity.


MannaV, one of the restaurants supplied by Organiclea, came on a visit to check out where their salad is coming from: read Esme’s blog here


Sustain’s video about Organiclea’s work in growing and distributing food and encouraging others to do the same.



Case study report by Sustain on Organiclea’s Cropshare scheme
Building a Sustainable Community Food Hub: Distribution of surplus from allotments

New Internationalist feature on permaculture

Article by Organiclea about our scrumping project

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