Access To Land

United Kingdom
OrganicLea Farm Start

Organiclea is a community food project based on a 12 acre site in the Lea Valley in north-east London. We produce and distribute food and plants locally, and inspire and support others to do the same. With a workers’ cooperative at our core, we bring people together to take action towards a more just and sustainable society. We offer a box scheme, market stalls, training opportunities, outreach work, volunteering opportunities and much more.
In 2015 we launched the OrganicLea “Farm Start” project as part of our work towards a more socially and environmentally just food system for all. This project involves supporting, coordinating and enabling the creation of new grow-to-sell food growing projects. One of our long term goals is to be just one amongst hundreds of similar projects within London and beyond!

Main activities: Farming ; Land stewardship ; Support for farmers ; Policy/ advocacy ; Ethical finance ; Land acquisition/ ownership ; Public education ; Awareness raising ; New entrants

Geographical scope: Regional

Types of agriculture: CSA, AMAP, consumers co-operative ; Local supply chains ; Organic ; Peasant ; Biodynamic

Place: Hawkwood Plant Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford E4 7UH
Creation Date: 2001
Web site:
Contact person: Felicia Ruperti
Organisation's contact email address:

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