Urban Roots is a non-profit organization that revitalizes underused land in the City of London for agriculture by:
Soup kitchens & Good Food Box
Farm gate, hyper local neighbourhood sales
Wholesale restaurants, Covent Garden Market
A big part of what makes Urban Roots London work is the many generous volunteers who have given their spare time to help prepare a vegetable bed, plant a row of beets, or pull what sometimes feels like an endless supply of thistle. As a volunteer board, we are humbled and very grateful for this support!
We now have official volunteer evenings in place EVERY WEEK until the season is over. Unless there is heavy rainfall or a thunderstorm warning we will have a volunteer leader on the farm with a list of tasks that need to be done Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 pm until sundown!
Please do not hesitate to bring a friend. Many hands make light work. 🙂 You are welcome to bring your own gardening tools, but we also have some of our own available. We recommend that you bring water and clothes/footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Keep your eye on our social media pages for one-time planting, harvesting, and weekend volunteer opportunities.
See you all soon!
Graham Bracken is a writer whose work focuses on problems relating to ecology and climate change.
Heather Bracken is a criminal defence attorney with a passion for the community and fresh, local food.
Richie Bloomfield is a business instructor at Huron University College, who just happened to have grown up on a farm.
Jacob is a civil litigation and dispute resolution lawyer at Lerners LLP. He is a dedicated problem-solver and community leader focused on environmental and public interest cases and causes.
Wendy is a professor in the Centre for Global Studies at Huron University College whose research encompasses the re-diversification of local economies.
Jeremy Horrell has worked in social services for over 15 years. He founded the Forest City Family project and is passionate about community, healthy relationships, and lifelong connections with fresh healthy food.
Please join us Sunday, September 16 from 5 PM – 10 PM for our 2nd Annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser.
We are delighted to announce that the Chefs of the Wolfe Pack (Wolfe of Wortley, Early Bird, and Los Lobos) will be preparing a wonderful Harvest meal, featuring fresh Urban Roots London produce.
Tickets are $100 per person and include a dinner of local, fresh ingredients and wine (with vegetarian and vegan options available)!
With only 160 seats available, we encourage you to buy your tickets early as this event will sell out.
We are raising the initial funds for startup costs, property, seeds, and growing supplies. We are pursuing grant opportunities and intend for the farms to be self-sustaining. For now, however, we appreciate your support in helping us get this exciting project off the ground!