Now this is something to get excited about -vegetable gardens in the backyards of local GP surgeries. For all the criticism attracted by the NHS, its focus on community building and health promotion needs to be acknowledged.
The photos below are taken from the Brockwell Park Surgery in Herne Hill. Since 2009, volunteers and project leaders have grown produce such as potatoes, courgettes, tomatoes, lettuce, and sold them at reception for a small cash donation. I can't think of a greater feel good factor.
It is easy to forget that London is a very green city - there is an abundance of local allotments and community garden projects. I see local beehives where l live and on London rooftops, there are more gardens, hives and even smoke houses. It is simply a case of finding them - so look up, look down, walk down a side street as you wonder through inner London and beyond, and you are likely to find something unexpected.