Last Sunday members of Jon Cruddas MP’s team visited Dagenham Farm, a thriving initiative supplying the local area with organic produce and equipping local residents with skills in cultivation and food preparation.   

Dagenham Farm is part of Growing Communities, a community-led organisation that creates sustainable urban farms.  Growing Communities has been based in Hackney since 1996 and expanded with the opening of Dagenham Farm in 2012. 

Beam County Primary school is well on its way to becoming an eco-school. Over the past year their garden project has really grounded its roots in the local community and in the everyday lives of the pupils.