Potato and Its Companions

Funded on Spacehive 26 April 2019

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Potato and Its Companions

Potato and Its Companions


Potato and its Companions is a community garden project initiative, developed, as a part of SET Centre CIO’s public arts and educational programme (registered charity no. 1170903).

Hackney Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 26 Apr 2019!

Potato and its Companions seeks to transform SET Dalston’s outdoor alleyway into a green and healthy commune for local residents and artists. This initiative is an extension of SET’s foremost objectives in bringing disused space back into positive use. Whilst promoting environmental protection and improvement, Potato and its Companions is also the starting point for a series of long-term community projects, bridging gaps between the arts and ecology within the local community. The project will directly involve residents local to SET in Dalston and Associate Members of SET (over 80% of whom live/work in Hackney) in building a garden together. It will do so in two ways: firstly, the project will include a one-day ceramics workshop, open to all and run by artist Hattie Moore, to produce plant receptacles, that will culminate in the opening of the garden. Secondly, locals and artists are invited to come and have a tidy-up day prior to the opening.

What we'll deliver:

  • Re-Green SET Dalston's outdoor/unused area.
  • Promote environmental protection and improvement.
  • Engage local community.
  • Inspire collaboration between Hackney’s locals and SET, Dalston artists.

Why it's a great idea:

This project will improve environmental protection as well as is the starting point for a series of long-term community projects bridging gaps between the arts and ecology as well as the local community!

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy Plants and Seeds, Grow lights, Compost & Red-Terracotta Clay for Pots
  • Advertise Pottery Workshop and Garden Opening to Locals and Artists
  • Clean and Dig Up Garden Area
  • Run pottery workshop and fire pots
  • Build shelving Units, Install Grow Lights, Pots, and Benches
  • Garden Opening

Location Hackney

About the space

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London Borough of Hackney

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How will the money be spent?Total £298

Grow Lights - £64 (21%)
Pottery Workshop Materials - £42 (14%)
Construction Timber - £38 (13%)
Seed Potatoes - £35 (12%)
Compost - £33 (11%)
Firing Service (for Pots) - £30 (10%)
10 Nasturtium Seedlings - £18 (6%)
Outdoor Polyurethane Sheet Cover - £14 (5%)
Grow Bags - £7 (2%)
Other - £18 (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.

Grow Lights
Pottery Workshop Materials
Construction Timber
Seed Potatoes
Firing Service (for Pots)
10 Nasturtium Seedlings
Outdoor Polyurethane Sheet Cover
Grow Bags
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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:

  • We will use extra funds in the long run to build a shed as well as to buy more plants and compost for the garden.

Total £298

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