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Families Grow, Cook and Read at home!

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Families Grow, Cook and Read at home!

Families Grow, Cook and Read at home!

Chelwood House for Families By Chelwood House for Families

Local nursery children and their families will be able to grow edible plants and flowers and take part in online cookery classes. We will create a community library, free to all to donate and use.

Lewisham Delivery stage

pledged of £931

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Families will be provided with seeds, pots and compost to grow their own food and flowers! These will be displayed in windows and on balconies for children to see each other's projects and feel a community connection. A map of the plant walk will be sent out. We will encourage families, where possible, to re-use yoghurt pots and other waste containers for their growing plants. Cookery classes will take place, and, where needed, ingredients provided for families. These will teach healthy eating and some basic science. These classes will be guided online with Chelwood nursery school teachers and paper resources where necessary. A community library will be created, with books for children and adults which can be swapped safely.

What we'll deliver:

  • Growing lessons alongside a plant and flower walk
  • Online cookery lessons for nursery children and families
  • A community library, free for all, to donate and take books

Why it's a great idea:

Connecting the Community: Children and families will feel connected by growing plants simultaneously and sharing images of these. A map for all to see the successful plants in windows and on balconies will be sent out. Cooking together : children and families will cook the same recipe, share thoughts about the food they are eating and learn about healthy eating in the process. Community library: allowing people to borrow books that may be unaffordable, read books that they don't possess, remind children of books they have seen elsewhere and promote reading, crucial to early years education. Mental and physical health: Planting, gardening and growing are all good for mental health. Increased self-confidence will be encouraged through seeing plants thrive and family projects succeed. Healthy eating through basic cookery lessons to encourage better physical and mental health. Reading: for relaxing and positive mental health.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying the seeds, compost and pots
  • Recording and delivering cookery sessions for online learning
  • Creating a library
  • Creating a flower and plant walk for children and their families

Chelwood Nursery School's open air ethos and experience has equipped us to deliver these projects for families and young children within our community, connecting people from all backgrounds and interests in a wide range of activities.


Location Lewisham

About the space

SE4 2QQ and surrounding areas


London Borough of Lewisham

How will the money be spent?Total £931

Cookery lessons - £400 (43%)
Seeds, pots, compost, paper - £250 (27%)
Library - £150 (16%)
Pots and craft materials - £50 (5%)
Other - £81 (9%)

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.

Cookery lessons
Seeds, pots, compost, paper
Pots and craft materials
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Provide a greater variety of seeds and pots
  • Buy books for the library
  • Create more cookery and garden-related lessons

Total £931

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