Growing in a Polytunnel training

Growing activity at the Lambeth polytunnel


Could you be a Lambeth Poly trainee? This is a brilliant opportunity to:

·         gain work experience

·         learn about growing crops in a polytunnel

·         gain an accredited qualification

·         be involved with a new social enterprise.

Who can apply: Tulse Hill and Loughborough Junction residents who are over 19 years of age.

What it involves: You will receive a qualification ‘Growing in a Polytunnel’. The training includes level 2 accredited units in work experience and growing crops.

When: The training runs from 16 May to 8 July 2023. You will need to attend 8 weekly sessions (Thursdays and one Friday) from 10.30am to 2.30pm, and commit to one half hour morning or evening maintenance session a week. There will be some assessment tasks to complete and you will be fully supported.

Where: The Lambeth Poly is based on Tulse Hill estate, opposite the Lambeth London Living Central Housing Office (SW2 2HB).

The Trainer: Fiona Law is your trainer and she is also the designer and co-ordinator of the project. She is a fully qualified and experienced trainer of adults and has worked in community education.

How to apply: To find out more and apply for the traineeship, contact Fiona on 079 7106 5821 or email or follow on Twitter @lambethpoly. 

Visit the polytunnel: You can visit the polytunnel to find out more on:

Thursday 2 May, 11am to 2pm

Saturday 11 May, from 11am to 2pm

More information about the Lambeth Poly

Did you know that Lambeth Poly is the only registered primary producer in Lambeth? In other words, Lambeth’s only farm is on Tulse Hill Estate, right in the middle of public housing! Starting last July as prototype project, residents grew salad leaves to sell to a local restaurant and vegetable box scheme. Crops were produced in the polytunnel right up to mid-December last year, showing how growing under polythene increases production. Lambeth Poly won Capital Growth’s ‘Growing for Gold’ capital-wide Enterprise Award. Now the project is scaling up and wants to train more local people – this could be you!