Growing Food, Growing Healthy Communities – Lambeth GP Food Co-op
Posted on 25th March, 2021
Founded in 2013, the Lambeth GP Food Co-op is an innovative co-operative of patients, doctors, nurses, and residents creating food growing spaces across the 45 general practice (GP) surgeries in the London borough of Lambeth.
The co-op’s objective is to transform unused land in GP surgeries (e.g. alleyways or scrubland) into food growing spaces. Patients – especially those with long term health conditions – are invited to join gardening groups led by experienced nurses with gardening knowledge to learn how to grow food in a safe and secure environment and how fresh food can help improve their diets, health, and wellbeing.