The Central Southwark Community Hub consists of a food bank, a local drop-in centre that offers community classes and workshops to assist local residents in dealing with food poverty. The Hub has been given a space in an unused courtyard to establish a community growing space. As there are no allocated funds for this and the hub operates on the leanest of margins, funding is required for tools and materials to set up and maintain the space. Food growing education and support will be provided by volunteers from Southwark Master Gardeners programme, run by Garden Organic.
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Why it's a great idea:
The Central Southwark Community Hub provides much-needed support to the local community, including a food bank, and a place for people to visit to receive other basic care provisions and interact with the local community. This growing space is a step towards the hub achieve its objective of offering fresh food for clients, provide varied activities for clients to get involved in and increase opportunities for social interaction to help address social isolation. Training and outreach activities on small-scale and low-cost urban food growing may also encourage local residents to try their hand at doing the same at home.
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