I've recently been asked by my friends in South London who run the 'Brixton Beer Company' to set up a new Hackney Hop growing Group as I wanted to grow some hops here myself.
The idea is to basically create a community of people interested in growing hops in a variety of urban spaces - from balconies to community spaces - and then we harvest and make beer together with a local brewer (there are plenty already interested) in September and enjoy truly 'Local Ale'.
I am now urgently looking for willing growers in the area to make a start this year, with the upcoming deadline of this Monday March11th for plant orders and Planting Day set for St Patrick's Day.
So if you or anyone you know would be interested in getting involved, please do get in touch with me ASAP with your contact details, how many plants you want and the address + postcode of where you will be growing them and we can take it from there! I'll send you more details then.