NHS England Video

Patient Participation in Action: Making the NHS England video at Jennie Lee garden.








The Lambeth GP Food Co-op has been awarded a ‘Celebrating Participation in Healthcare’ community grant by NHS England.

Only 15 grants were made available nationally and we are delighted to be one of the successful bids from over 100 bids received from across the country.

The grant has enabled us to produce a professional video highlighting the patient experience of working together to grow food which will soon be made available to the whole NHS across the country.

We are organising a special preview for the patients who took part in the video and our supporters.

Thank you for your help on a cold but thankfully dry day!

NHS Vertical Farm Workshop







NHS Vertical Farm Workshop

With financial support from Guys and St Thomas’ Charity we are exploring the future of food growing through the idea of an NHS Vertical Farm in Lambeth.

The historic meeting for this pioneering initiative was held on 2nd December 2016 at the Health Foundry, a collaborative workspace for people using digital technologies to improve health and wellbeing.

Presentations from Sian Moxon Senior Lecturer, The CASS Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University and Mark Horler, Operations Manager, Association for Vertical Farming UK; encouraged a lively and informative discussion.

Lots of good ideas about the feasibility of an NHS Vertical farm situated in an urban health economy.

2nd Vertical Farming Workshop

To move the debate forward, we are holding a 2nd Workshop on:

Friday 3rd March 2017 – 9.30am to 12pm

Health Foundry, Canterbury House, 1 Royal Street, SE1 7LL

More details soon!




Health and Hunger in London


Coming together with

Feeding Britain and the

Lambeth food community to actively reduce hunger


The Lambeth GP Food Co-op and Feeding Britain held a consultation meeting on Tuesday 24th January to explore whether there could be ways to more systematically integrate the efforts of health professionals into wider initiatives on food poverty.

We want to work together to ensure that some of the some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in Lambeth are accessing support.

The meeting included food poverty projects, researchers, London Ambulance services and other critical stakeholders.


The next meeting will take place on Thursday 9th March. 

If you are interested in attending future meetings or would like to be involved in the project please get in touch with us:

Either by email: gpfoodcoop@gmail.com or phone: 07908834203.

Newsletter December 2016

Welcome to the ninth newsletter from the Lambeth GP Food Co-operative. There’s plenty of exciting news and updates from our latest activities, as well as some personal reflections and a chance to get to know our team:

Newsletter December 2016

Newsletter August 2016

Welcome to the eighth newsletter from the Lambeth GP Food Co-op.

There’s plenty of exciting updates and positive responses to our contribution to the BMA Mind Garden Seminars in May and June.

Carol Stuart’s lovely piece about her visit to Lambeth Walk Group Practice reminds us just how far we’ve come as we celebrate our 3rd birthday with another successful Summer Party at Lambeth Walk Group Practice.

Here’s to many more years growing food together. Newsletter Aug 2016


Lambeth GP Food Co-op at Grantham Practice

The Lambeth GP Food Co-op has launched a new food growing site at Grantham Practice in Stockwell.

We are delighted that Dr Vikesh Sharma and Dr Mohah Sharaf  from Grantham Practice and their colleagues at Beckett House practice are working with the Lambeth GP Food Co-op.

The food growing sessions are on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm at:

Grantham Practice/Beckett House Practice

32 Grantham Rd, London SW9 9DL

Patients from Grantham Practice/Beckett House are welcome to attend.


Dr Sharma addresssing the BMA Mind Garden Seminar 9th June 2016

Newsletter May 2016

Market Stall_April 2016

Welcome to the seventh newsletter from the Lambeth GP Food Co-op. There’s plenty of exciting news and updates, some personal reflections and a chance to get to know our team.

Hope you enjoy our May newsletter. Newsletter May 2016 (1)

The BMA Mind Garden

Mind Garden

The garden of the British Medical Association will be the setting
for a series of evening lectures and discussions on how gardens,
plant medicines and ‘green prescriptions’ can contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients. There will be two evening events presented as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. During each evening, guests will be inspired by two special presentations and take a guided tour of the BMA Mind Garden.

Members of the Lambeth GP Food Co-op are presenting their experience of growing food together as a co-operative community project on Thursday 9th June. For details on this event please follow this link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bma-mind-garden-tickets-25347850102


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