The Lambeth GP Food Co-op video has launched a video highlighting the patient experience of working together to grow food. We were awarded a ‘Celebrating Participation
The British Medical Association (BMA) has organised ‘Gardens and Health in the City’, a series of lectures and discussions as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival on Thursday 25th May. The event will be held in the BMA’s lovely garden in Tavistock Square.
Simon Ghartey, one of the founder members of the Lambeth GP Food Co-op will be presenting his work as the Director of Progress.
On Saturday 17th June as part of the ‘Open Garden Squares Weekend’ the BMA are holding interactive exhibits and presenting onsite experts.
We are delighted to announce that the Lambeth GP Food Co-op has been chosen as one of the local community organisations that the BMA are showcasing in the BMA garden.
We will have a stall at both events:
From 3pm to 7pm on Thursday 25th May
From 10am to 4pm on Saturday 17th June
Click the links to the BMA leaflets below for more information about the events:
Following last month’s launch at the Grantham Practice and Beckett House Surgery in Stockwell; spring planting begins.
Lambeth Councillor for Health and Wellbeing Sonia Winifred launching the Lambeth GP Food Co-op in Stockwell.
Our latest site is a partnership with Grantham and Beckett House surgeries and Hyde Housing Association.
The food growing garden was launched on March 23rd as our contribution to National NHS Sustainability Day.
Dr Vikesh Sharma welcoming colleagues from across the borough and from gardening projects in other parts of South London to the launch in Stockwell on a very cold March day!
Simon Ghartey, Director of Progress is a founder member of Lambeth GP Food Co-op and here describes his work along with Ruben in building gardens for GP surgeries.
Patients have been finding that working on an allotment can be good for their well-being and it’s hoped that the food produced could find its way onto hospital menus.
But these allotments are a co-operative effort made up of patients, doctors, nurses and Lambeth residents.
A food co-operative set up by a GP surgery is helping patients to grow food in Lambeth, one of London’s most deprived boroughs.
Set up in 2013, the Lambeth GP Food Co-op includes patients, doctors, nurses and local residents who created a network of food-growing NHS gardens.
The Lambeth GP Food Co-op video has launched a video highlighting the patient experience of working together to grow food.
We were awarded a ‘Celebrating Participation in Healthcare’ community grant by NHS England which has enabled us to make a professional video. Only 15 grants were made available nationally from over 100 bids received across the country.
NHS England are working with the Lambeth GP Food Co-op to promote the video which will raise our regional and national profile.
Recipient of NHS England’s Celebrating Participation in Healthcare grant, 2016.
Welcome to the eleventh newsletter from the Lambeth GP Food Co-op.
Councillor Sonia Winifred gives her reflections on improving the health of people in Lambeth and the contribution of the Lambeth GP Food Co-op to community cohesion through patients growing food together.
We thank Councillor Winifred for her inspirational speech at the launch of our latest food growing site at the Grantham Practice and Beckett House surgery in Stockwell.
We also pay tribute to a much loved supporter of the Lambeth GP Food Co-op, Grant Burford. His enthusiasm and support will inspire us in all our future activities.
We had a productive meeting on Friday 3rd March to discuss next steps in creating an NHS vertical farm.
Thank you to Mark Horler, the Operations Manager, Association for Vertical Farming UK for an insightful and stimulating presentation.
The third meeting to build on discussions and draft a proposal to create an NHS Vertical Farm will be in late April.
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
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!