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Funded on Spacehive 11 December 2023

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.


Cultivate London By Cultivate London

A groundbreaking pilot programme establishing a hub to showcase opportunities and practices to create a circular society in Acton.

Acton Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 Dec 2023!

Cultivate London will collect green waste from the local community and process this within a purpose-built biodigester to produce liquid fertiliser and compost. These products will be re-used on the site supporting a growing system that will produce vegetables, herbs and salads within a mix of open and hydroponic growing systems. The produce will be shared among volunteers and local partners that have helped provide the resources. Seeds will be harvested and shared at satellite gardens and associated groups. A purpose-built workshop will also harvest waste timber and structures and house a making shed to create planters, beds, garden furniture and other upcycled objects.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create a green waste solution that could be adopted by other councils and communities across the country.
  • Create a workshop space to reuse items within the growing system
  • Utilise electric cargo bikes and hand held carry caddies for collecting and delivering materials from local partners
  • Grow and share fresh produce using the liquid fertiliser produced by processing the green waste

Why it's a great idea:

A proven circular economy initiative that helps with: - Local recycling Waste reduction - Volunteer opportunities - Workshops for the community - Educational opportunities for school - Green and sustainable practical skills development for apprentices

Steps to get it done:

  • Install workshop, composter and pollytunel
  • Fit out workshop and hydroponics growing system
  • First circular workshop
  • Plant and sow first crop in the polytunnel

Location Acton

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Ealing

How will the money be spent?Total £21,176

Workshop shed unit - £12,732 (60%)
Hydroponic towers x 5 - £4,681 (22%)
Cordless drill set and batteries - £1,900 (9%)
Technical support for running hydroponics - £500 (2%)
Circular saw - £250 (1%)
Other - £1,112 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Workshop shed unit
Hydroponic towers x 5
Cordless drill set and batteries
Technical support for running hydroponics
Circular saw
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Additional growing areas for mushrooms
  • Workshop machinery

Total £21,176

Our Volunteer List

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