Working on Thames Water land at peppercorn rent, the Garden are improving the integrity of the water basin, increasing biodiversity and educating local people about waterways.
Saffron Acres is the site of 68 new social eco-homes and a community food growing project delivering jam and preserves across the country.
Through their story, we learn the importance of business partnerships, the benefits Saffron Acres offers the City Council, and some innovative ways to create successful enterprises in deprived areas.
Members of OrganicLea workers’ co-op are running a thriving food growing project- with elements of recreation, education and campaigning- on ex-council land.
Brian talks us through the co-op’s relationship with the local council and how have they have developed their project, income and ideas.
The community of Abriachan bought this forest in the late 1990s and have developed the site into a productive forest with plenty of recreational and educational facilities.
Through their story we learn about developing public access, promoting the forest as a destination, and increasing facilities and infrastructure through community land management.