How happy is this little green space? And how happy are we to be involved with it? We’ve joined the "Adopt a Plot" scheme, a joint partnership between Capital Growth and the Ethical Eats network. As part of the scheme, we’ve adopted a wonderful allotment garden plot in Regent’s Park.
The “Adopt a Plot” idea is this: local restaurants and food businesses like us make a financial contribution to the community garden space in return for a share of the produce.
Our slice of allotment heaven is in Regent’s Park, just a stone’s through away from Cookery School, which means some possible field trips with our students if we can manage it. The garden is definitely worth a visit.
Yes, it’s always a thrill to support the local community and fabulous organisations like Capital Growth. But just as thrilling is the feeling of being connected to the food we cook with back in the kitchen, and furthermore, using ingredients with ZERO food miles. The “Adopt a Plot” scheme really does epitomise our values around sustainability and local involvement. Plus it’s fun, and so peaceful to just visit the plot and take in the garden. We can’t wait to see the plot bursting with veg.
We’re also supporting Capital Growth by sponsoring the Grow for Gold Competition: we’re putting up £250 worth of courses to the winner in the Inspiring Food Garden Category.
We’ll keep you posted on the progress of our garden as the season progresses. In the meantime, you can read more about it in this article: London caterers and restaurants ‘adopt a plot’ to support local community food growing.