London food gardens could be growing over £2 million of food

12 May 2016

Capital Growth has estimated the financial value of urban food growing in their London network, using data collected from hundreds of gardens on the innovative online tool - the Harvest-ometer.

Their report findings show that during the first two years of it's use, over 40 tonnes of produce was grown and recorded by 190 groups and individuals using the Harvest-ometer, valued at over £288,000.

Using factored average yields, the data was used to estimate the potential productivity of the entire Capital Growth network, which could be more than 380 tonnes, worth over £2 million.

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Contacts

Tom Andrews
Soil Association
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Victoria Williams
Food Matters
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victoria@foodmatters.org
www.foodmatters.org


Kath Dalmeny
Sustain
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kath@sustainweb.org
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