Clapham Society Talk – Bandstand Beds


Bandstand Beds: Community Food Growing in Clapham

Clapham Banstand Beds

David Dandridge and Diana Linskey will talk about the journey to build Bandstand Beds into a community group that has flourished and put food growing in the heart of Clapham.

It has been a bumpy ride but 2016 was a truly productive year for Bandstand Beds, and 2017 promises to be another successful growing season. Since it began in 2013, Bandstand Beds Association (BBA) has more than 90 members. Through CCMAC it has secured funding to install pathways from Lambeth’s levy on large events on the Common, making the garden accessible to everyone in the community.

In 2012, parks manager Victor Chin-Kit built a few raised beds next to La Baita café, never dreaming the idea of growing food on the Common would blossom into what it has become today.

About the Speakers

In 2013 Fiona Law and Diana Linskey, set up Bandstand Beds with the aim of promoting food growing to further social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

In 2014 David Dandridge, took over as Bandstand Beds chair.

When and Where

Monday 27 February. Our meetings are held at Omnibus.

Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW

The bar at Omnibus is open from 7 pm, and meetings will commence at 8 pm.
Our guest will normally speak for about 45 minutes, followed by around 15 minutes for questions and discussion, and the bar will remain open after meetings.

Meetings are free and open to non-members, so please come along and bring a friend!