Growing Projects

Community Herb Growing Projects

  • Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hainault, east London

Working with a broad cross-section of the local community to promote mental and physical health, social inclusion, intercultural awareness, and environmental sustainability, with herbalist Deborah Syrrett coordinating the herb garden & practical workshops.

Tel: 020 8477 1655 / 07587 244 459



  • Incredible Edible Todmorden Apothecary Garden, Lancashire

Community herb gardens in a number of sites including in the grounds of a health centre in Todmorden, part of the local food project.

Helena Cook


  • Sustainable Bungay

A community-led response to peak oil and climate change.


  • Grow Heathrow

Transformed derelict market garden site that is now a hub for local residents and environmental activists to share knowledge and practical skills: working to build resilient Heathrow communities, capable of collectively coping with the injustices and threats of the economic, ecological and democratic crises.

Aimee Lormand

Tel: 07890 751568



  • St Werburghs Medicine Garden

A community medicinal herb garden which is being planted in Bristol. We have workdays, herb walks and skillshares throughout the year and everyone is welcome to join us.


Herb Growing Projects


  • Northdown Orchard

An organic farm that now is growing medicinal herbs and culinary herbs alongside vegetables. It is the site for Canvas Campus, a herbal learning & first aid professional development course run by Dedj Lebbrandt.




  • Wildheart Permaculture, Brook End, Compton Dundon, Somerset

Permaculture smallholding; design, learning & practice for liberated living

Nicole is a grower & community organiser, passionate about placing permaculture in a context of resistance.

Tel: 07516 653765



  • The Castle Climbing Centre, Stoke Newington, London

Herb garden kept flourishing by volunteers, growing many herbs that are made into blends and running on sustainable principles.

Coordinated by Nick Quinn, medicinal horticulturist and Melanie Shaw, London herbalist.



  • Holt Wood, North Devon

Sustainable medicinal trees & shrubs project, aiming to demonstrate how a conifer plantation can be replanted as a medicinal wood offering a viable and sustainable source of medicinal plant supplies, and to develop a range of expertise which can support others in establishing medicinal trees and shrubs.