Environmental and educational community projects in Chiswick

Abundance London is a voluntary organisation, founded in 2010, that harvests surplus fruit, plants orchards, hedgerows and trees, tries to reconnect people with nature and protect it in an urban setting, creates beautiful spaces, mainly through planting but also through art.

Abundance Seed Swap

Collect your spare seeds – packets that you know you’ll never use up, seeds you have collected, familiar or unusual varieties, veg or flowers.

This year – with lockdowns, Grow Your Own interest, and seed shortages due to Brexit – it’s definitely time to start up a seed swap.

If you donate seeds, you’ll get free seeds in return.

WHY: Find plants that have flourished in specific local conditions; experiment with different varieties; find unusual or unexpected plants; save money; enjoy local, cyclical exchange within the community.

WHAT: Send, drop off or arrange for collection of any spare flower or vegetable seeds. Come to our stall at Chiswick Flower Market and choose your ‘swap’. (If you had no spare seeds to give, you can make a small donation – 50p per seed pack.).

HOW TO GIVE US YOUR SPARE SEEDS: There is a collection box at Planet Organic, Chiswick High Road (on the right, just inside the entrance) Or post seeds c/o: Polly Westlake, 66 Horn Lane W3 6NT. Seeds can be (safely) collected by arrangement by: polly_westlake@yahoo.co.uk.

WHERE TO GET YOUR SEEDS: There will be a Seed Swap Stall at the next Chiswick Flower Market, lockdown permitting, the first Sunday in March, April and May.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEED DONORS: Please ensure your seeds are in dry, well-sealed envelopes or packets, and properly labelled. Make sure the label includes:

  • Plant name: [eg Tomato]
  • Species: [eg Gardeners Delight]
  • Date collected or bought: [eg September 2019]
  • Any other information: (eg. F1, heritage, rare, delicious…)

Fruit picking

Abundance London helps local people cope with their fruit gluts, we organise volunteer picking sessions, and school picking trips.

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Urban regeneration

Abundance London creates and organises quirky projects that transform rundown eyesore sites, trying to create beauty, biodiversity, information and fun.

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Gardening and guerilla projects

Abundance London looks after the forgotten corners that so often turn into litter-strewn dumping grounds and turns them into gardens.

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