Dukes Gardens

Funded on Spacehive 27 June 2017

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Dukes Gardens

Dukes Gardens

Dukes Gardens By Dukes Gardens

Dukes Gardens is a new social enterprise - Specialising in gardening and hydroponic solutions for self sufficient food cultivation in urban spaces.

Haringey Delivery stage

1
backers
£960
pledged of £959
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This project was funded on 27 Jun 2017!

Dukes' Gardens was set up to encourage people to grow vegetables in their gardens instead of paving them and to help reduce flytipping by encouraging people to make use of discarded items, such as pallets and plastic bottles and tyres. I live in an area where food poverty is an issues. I've lived in Noel Park for 8 years and have noticed that flytipping, including a lot of food waste has increased. People are also paving their gardens or letting them grow wild. Noel Park is unusual in that it's one of the few neighbourhoods in Wood Green where everyone has a front and back garden but they are often filled with rubbish. I've noticed the cost of food in supermarkets rising with the current uncertainty with the economy after Brexit. The rise of food banks in the area leads me to believe that growing food will have a beneficial impact on people interested in a healthy lifestyle who are also interested in growth of various vegetables and fruit.

What we'll deliver:

  • Materials for planters
  • Community gardening tools
  • Flower baskets

Why it's a great idea:

I believe it will encourage people to think about their waste, recycle and reuse as much as possible therefore reducing the intake at landfill sites.

Steps to get it done:

  • Built a tyre planter
  • Created wall planters with pallets
  • Active in the Noel Park Big Local
  • Working with Friend of Ally Pally station to build planters and vertical growing wall

Dukes Gardens has already created a tyre planter contain fresh herbs and a vertical wall planter made out of a pallet.

Location Haringey

Haringey has £1,075,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Noel Park estate

Council

London Borough of Haringey

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How will the money be spent?Total £959

Tools - £400 (42%)
Plants - £220 (23%)
Materials - £100 (10%)
Educational posters - £100 (10%)
Paint - £50 (5%)
Seeds - £30 (3%)
Other - £59 (6%)

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.

42%
Tools
£400
23%
Plants
£220
10%
Materials
£100
10%
Educational posters
£100
5%
Paint
£50
3%
Seeds
£30
6%
Other
£59
  • Spacehive fees
    £45
  • VAT
    £9
  • Transaction Fees
    £5

Total £959

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