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Edible All Souls Church and Cheriton

Funded on Spacehive 6 December 2021 Delivered 11 July 2022

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Edible All Souls Church and Cheriton

Edible All Souls Church and Cheriton

Incredible Edible Cheriton and Broadmead By Incredible Edible Cheriton and Broadmead

Creation of Beautiful Edible Community spaces managed by volunteers in Cheriton which eventually expand into Folkestone and beyond.

Folkestone Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 06 Dec 2021!

The project is to green up unloved bits of land and places in Cheriton and Folkestone, to add planters to the local streets filled with yummy free food for all local people, and to work with volunteers to add colourful, beautiful edible plants to the gardens at All Souls Church. We want to bring people together, to develop community resiliance through these hard COVID times and support people who are isolated in the community through gardening and growing fresh local food. We believe working together in the fresh air will develop positive mental attitudes, create essential support networks and new friendship groups. Volunteering opportunities and free healthy food are offered to all sections of the community, not just those on low incomes. There is no need to queue for food and therefore no stigma

What we'll deliver:

  • add 10 more planters to the Cheriton High Street
  • create a new sensory edible garden to All Souls Church
  • Create a forest garden at All Souls Church

Why it's a great idea:

Volunteers will be able to get involved growing chemical free food and making new friends. Wildlife corridors will be created. All local people will have access to free fruit and vegetables throughout the year. Calming sensory spaces will be created for people and wildlife. The past year has made us realise how important access to communal spaces is. We will be gardening as much as possible in tune with nature and therefore will aim to use no dig gardening methods where-ever possible, producing as much of our compost as possible and collecting rain water to sustain out planters and gardens. . Tidying unloved areas, will hopefully rub off on others and they will feel inspired to tidy their own gardens and volunteer to help others who may be less able - building a movement of thoughtful volunteers to maintain these spaces to welcome people together with a conversation starter to encourage new friendships and connections.

Steps to get it done:

  • collecting enough rain water to water all the planters and gardens created
  • making enough compost to grown on seeds and plants

Location Folkestone

About the space

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Shepway District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,953

5 IBC water storage tanks (1000 litres) - £1,010 (34%)
10 PLanters - £1,000 (34%)
3 hot composter - £597 (20%)
Insurance - £134 (5%)
Other - £212 (7%)

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.

5 IBC water storage tanks (1000 litres)
10 PLanters
3 hot composter
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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:

  • More towards the community spaces

Total £2,953

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • plants and herbs for High Street planters- where possible plants have a medicinal use or can be eaten Spare gardening gloves and tools which can be stored at All Souls church for adhoc volunteers to use
  • Volunteers with experience of gardening to help nurture less experienced volunteers Volunteers familiar with persian/ able to speak persian
  • gardening gloves and hand tools

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