Food growing in the park

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Food growing in the park

Food growing in the park

Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens By Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens

We want to run food growing workshops in the park for local people, young and old, making great use of our polytunnel, the existing raised beds and also the covered growing spaces in the park.

Lambeth Fundraising stage

2
backers
£20
pledged of £997
55
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £997 by 18 Jul 2017

The park is located next to a number of large social housing estates. Clapham Park Estate, just over the road, is being redeveloped and large numbers of people will be moving into the area. There are three primary schools in the immediate area, plus a new secondary school soon to be developed. We already have some very committed volunteers giving their time to gardening in the park and they have told us they would like some support to run weekly gardening sessions which can help people grow some of their own food. We also want to help children better understand where their food comes from.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will run regular gardening sessions for a year
  • We will plant and harvest crops from our community garden
  • We will educate children about where food comes from and about the benefits of healthy eating

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great idea because it promotes healthy eating and environmental sustainability. Regular gardening sessions are also a fantastic way for people to come together informally and work together. This helps develop friendships and promotes understanding between people from different backgrounds - it reduces social isolation.

Steps to get it done:

  • Run 5 workshops for local people
  • Grown enough produce to create a community meal in the park
  • Grown enough produce to have a plant sale

Location Lambeth

Lambeth has 158 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Agnes Riley Gardens, a small park in the London borough of Lambeth, located just off the South Circular Road between Clapham and Brixton

Council

London Borough of Lambeth

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How will the money be spent?Total £997

Community gardener - £700 (70%)
Compost - £170 (17%)
Seeds - £30 (3%)
Other - £97 (10%)

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.

70%
Community gardener
£700
17%
Compost
£170
3%
Seeds
£30
10%
Other
£97
  • Spacehive fees
    £45
  • Transaction Fees
    £43
  • VAT
    £9

Total £997

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