The Little Growers Club at Streatham Common Community Garden offers young people aged 5 to 11 the chance to grow and cook their own healthy food. Each Little Grower is given their own plot look after between spring and autumn – they’ll be provided with seeds and tools, as well as lots of help and guidance from the SCCG team. Our 2022 Little Growers are now busy tending to their plots at the garden each Sunday; applications for the 2023 growing season will open early next year.
We prioritise local families who don’t have a garden or large growing space at home. Those who are invited to join the Little Growers Club will be able to come to the garden every Sunday between April and the end of November (or as many Sundays as you are available). The community garden opens from 11am to 3pm on Sundays unless otherwise stated.
We have a range of online activity resources available that include how-to guides, recipes and cut-out and colour-in activities. These are free for all to download, even if you don’t live in Streatham! Perfect for wetter days and colder months. And if you love growing, cooking and eating food check out these fun set of poems, ‘The Poetic Wisdom of The Taste Buds’. Written by one of the creators of The Little Growers Club, Dr Sai Pathmanathan, the poems feature foodie characters and are accompanied by a range of activities.
The SCCG Little Growers project is funded by Higgidy until the end of 2023. Check out the photos of our Little Growers from 2021 and 2022 below.