Get growing

Growing your own fruit and vegetables not only tastes great – it’s also good for health, wellbeing and the environment. It’s easy to start small at home, even if you just have a windowsill. Or connect with other Londoners at one of the capital’s thriving community gardens.

Get involved

There are lots of ways that you can get involved. You can:

Why is it good to get growing?

Growing our own food can help us to eat healthily and get some exercise, as well as greening the city. Learning where our food comes from can help us build new skills and connect to nature.

Food brings people together and London has one of the world’s biggest urban food growing networks – the city’s 2,700 community gardens and growing spaces are great places to make new friends.

Let us know what you’ve been growing. Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #NationalParkCity

The Mayor is calling on Londoners to do simple things to make our city greener as part of his plan to help make London a National Park City in 2019. Find out what else you can do