We are a Hackney based community interest company focusing on connecting people with the natural world in creative and collaborative ways.

Through innovative teaching and experiential learning, Cordwainers Grow hopes to connect and inspire a network of social and environmental innovators. We evolved out of Cordwainers Garden, a community growing space on land belonging to the London College of Fashion in Mare St.

We wanted to make the link with what the staff and students were doing inside the college to the outside so, in 2011 started growing plants for dyeing and to make fibre. The garden closed in April 2019 but Cordwainers Grow continues and we champion sustainable community growing in the face of increased competition for space.