The Edible Bus Stop transforms neglected sites across London’s bus network into valuable community growing spaces. Originating as a guerilla garden project adjacent to a bus stop in South London, they transform once-forgotten spaces into thriving neighbourhood hubs that are celebrated by local residents and users of the bus route.
Food Coops are an essential part of Urban Agriculture and there is an organisation called Common Ground who are doing best practice work in this area. Common Ground Food Co-op is a cooperatively owned grocery store that promotes local and organic production, fosters conscious consumerism, and builds community. Though we are community owned, membership is not required to shop at Common Ground!
Urban Reforestation has implemented various garden projects, which focus strongly on the design element of 'people' and 'community'. These gardens are known as 'convivial gardens'. A convivial garden differs from a typical 'allotment model' in whereby gardeners care for individual plots in a larger gardening area, often sharing a tool shed and other amenities. (an example of this is the Fulham Allotments in London, which Urban Reforestation recently wrote about).