Octopus Community Plant Nursery NEW
In late 2018, Octopus Community Network’s Urban Growing team took over a derelict sports pitch on Tufnell Park Estate. With the help of local people they transformed it into a community growing space, seeking practical solutions to address climate change and benefit the community.
The site is home to the Octopus Learning Hub, where a community of growers nurture locally grown food from plant to plate, connecting people to the food they eat. Growing food locally, reducing food waste, managing soil and water run-off, improving biodiversity and turning unused land into growing space is good for our communities and good for the planet.
Through mapping potential and existing growing spaces, upskilling and supporting local groups and providing a platform for residents to meet and share what they know, the team hopes that this will be a starting point for local people to develop new growing spaces.
Community Development Officer: Fran Smith
- Plant sale and refreshments (drinks only) - donation requested.
Seed sowing and potting on activities available.
Tufnell Park Estate, Behind Hollins and McCall Houses
Nearest postcode: N7 0PH
- Map of nearby bus stops
- Holloway Road, Archway
- Toilet on site
- Level access
- Working assistance dogs only