The mission of Grow Mayow Community Garden
To create a community hub that is a source of education and enthusiasm for growing.
Our aim is to encourage inner city gardening with a view to reducing the carbon output involved in food production and transport.
We host workshops for both adults and children to introduce vegetable growing, organic gardening and permaculture techniques.
Three principles of permaculture that we apply are
Earth Care, People care, and Fair share
We host several events each year to expose the wider community to what different ways of gardening looks like, to build a community of volunteers, and to have fun.
Our ethos is sustainability – reduce, reuse recycle – and inclusiveness – we want garden users to reflect the diversity of the neighbourhood.
We are a voluntary non profit organisation in South London, we grow food, herbs, flowers, we sell, and help others to grow
At Grow Mayow you will see many examples of permaculture food growing in practice. This includes companion planting – putting beneficial plants side-by-side, rainwater harvesting system, and recycling of materials.
As well as considering permaculture in our food growing, we aim to apply the idea of permaculture and interconnecting elements to our work away from the site.
This includes encouraging others to get involved in our projects.
• Support people to develop in horticulture skills.
• Training, workshops and other learning, we give practical support to local community groups and organisations that want to start or develop their own food growing projects.
• We sell seasonal vegetables and growing resources (like compost) with planting advice on site.
Mayow Park community garden relies entirely on voluntary contributions.
We hope you will have the chance to visit us in person, to wander around, to sit, relax and enjoy the garden.