Plant nursery blooms on Tufnell Park estate

  • 04
  • Aug

A disused games pitch on Tufnell Park estate has been turned into a wonderful community plant nursery for residents to use to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

The plant nursery is managed through a partnership between Octopus Community Network and the council. It started to be created at the start of this year and is now thriving.

There are potting tables and community food growing beds, plus a large polytunnel for year-round growing. There is also a mobile pop up kitchen for healthy cooking workshops using the fresh produce grown at the site.

The nursery, which is behind Hollins and McCall House, is a community resource available to all Islington residents and estate-based or park growing groups.

Octopus runs several workshops and drop-in sessions from the plant nursery, like ‘Green Fingers’ a group for all ages that focuses on health and wellbeing through community participation; ‘Growing Together’ a workshop that teaches specific growing and gardening skills; and ‘Get Growing’ specifically aimed at children, young people and families.

Find out more, get in touch with Octopus Community Network at

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