London food Czar Rosie Boycott has launched a unique map of the capital’s city farms and community gardens. The colourful publication gives information on 50 community-led projects, which bring great benefits to local residents and the environment.

The farms and gardens featured can all be visited by the public and provide valuable opportunities for local people to find a bit of the natural world within London’s urban environment. The projects also provide opportunities for children to learn more about where their food comes from.

Compiled with support from City Bridge Trust and the Government Office for London, the map is published by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG), a charity which supports, represents and promotes community-managed farms and gardens in the UK.

The launch took place at a new community garden at King Henry’s Walk, Dalston, a formerly derelict site that has been transformed by volunteers into a beautiful organic garden with small plots for local people, a wildlife pond and a small woodland area.

FCFCG London Development Worker Catherine Miller hopes the range of sites on the map will inspire people to visit or get involved with their local community garden or farm: “These farms and gardens offer everything from wildlife gardening to local organic produce to children's activities and volunteering opportunities.” “FCFCG is delighted to help highlight the significant contribution that community farms and gardens make to local regeneration, closer communities and the environment in London,” she said.

For information on the Federation of City Farms and Community gardens visit: For information on King Henry’s Walk Garden visit: Rosie Boycott, the Mayor’s Food Czar, is promoting food growing in London