At present our High Road lacks green space and there are no public /pocket parks close by. Our children often live in flats with no gardens.
We would like to provide the opportunity for children from 8-14 to grow a small number of vegetables in boxes set in small spaces along our High Road, thus greening our our road as well providing an educational opportunity to see where the food they eat comes from.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
In our area we have a large number of flats and children with little access to green space and gardens. Many of these children are immigrants and thus there knowledge of vegetables available to eat and grow may not be the norm in England. Many also do not know what vegetables look like when growing...only what they look like in a frozen food bag.
We see this as an opportunity to educate children in how to grow vegetables in England and what these vegetables look like. As this will be undertaken through a series of workshops run by local volunteers, the diverse ethnic communities within our area (we are one of, if not the most, diverse ethnic areas in London) will get together and collaborate over a project that takes time and effort. This will help our various ethnicities to become a cohesive single community that values their children and the High Road.
Steps to get it done:
We also have, as a result of our lack of parks etc a project to 'Green' the High Road and this children's project will become part of this initiative.
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