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Edible Landscapes Movement (ELM)

The Edible Landscapes Movement (ELM) wants to create a stronger, more resilient community by using digital media to support local food production and procurement and encourage increased health, wellbeing and skill building.

ELM is made up of food producers, gardeners, makers and buyers based in Knowle West. Some of the ELM producers grow fruit and veg and raise animals in urban spaces and unused local gardens – the produce is then sold back to the community and local cafes. KWMC supports the producers and buyers to use mobile phones and the app ‘My Knowle West (MYKW)’ to create digital photo feeds to share the story of the food production locally, attract custom and promote healthy living across the city.

ELM has received numerous awards, most recently from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). In October 2013 the group received the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ award at Level 4: ‘Thriving’.

Andy’s story

“Before ELM (the Edible Landscapes Movement) and the polytunnel I was on the dole, sat at home, vegetating, bored silly. Now I work with volunteers and encourage them into organic gardening. The app we use is really useful to share knowledge about what we do and to shows other people how to grow things from seed to...

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Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
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+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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