Who We Are
Urban Roots is a non-profit organization that revitalizes underused land in the City of London for agriculture by:
- Producing high-quality, organic vegetables and herbs
- Distributing produce locally, directly to consumers and to private and social enterprises
- Developing agricultural opportunities for the neighbourhood, social enterprises, and community organizations within the City of London
- Growing a self-sustaining, urban agricultural model to germinate to new sites
Our Model of Thirds
My Sister’s Place, Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Queer Events London
Farmgate, hyper-local neighbourhood and social enterprise distribution
Restaurants, markets, and distributors
Since our 2017 season, we’ve distributed over 62,354 pounds of produce across our three tiers.
Food Outlets (lbs)
Volunteer With Us
A big part of what makes Urban Roots London work is the many generous volunteers who have given their spare time to help prepare a vegetable bed, plant a row of beets, or pull what sometimes feels like an endless supply of thistle. As a volunteer board, we are humbled and very grateful for this support!
We hold regular drop in volunteer sessions alongside our market from May to October. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless there is heavy rainfall or a thunderstorm warning, assume that we will have a volunteer leader on the farm with a list of tasks that need to be done for your scheduled volunteer time. COVID-19 protocols and guidelines are in place for everyone’s health and safety.
You are encouraged to bring your own gardening tools, but we also have some of our own available. We recommend that you bring water and wear clothes/footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty.
See you all soon!