Garden Share Loneliness & Food Poverty

Funded on Spacehive 2 February 2022

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Garden Share Loneliness & Food Poverty

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Gardenshare tackling food poverty loneliness for the disabled and older people Using their front/back gardens, balconies, steps and window sills of our client group to grow food & companionship..

Ealing Delivery stage

16
backers
£1,776
raised

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The initial project is to share and use front/back gardens, balconies and window sills of older persons and disabled, all to produce free healthy natural food. Once the produce is ready to harvest, we give a portion to the client and the rest to others in need. We aim to grow foods such as potatoes, onions, strawberries, blueberries, salads, herbs and even nuts, in great soil that has no pesticides, packed with vitamins. It's also a chance to reduce loneliness by regular visits. contact, communication and interpersonal relationships. This is a chance to find a way to provide sustainability within the city whilst providing friendship, a way to reduce loneliness. We aim in the future to feed at least 20 percent of households of older persons and the disabled. Social and economic resilience made possible. We also want to find more land to reach more people for the availability of fresh food. We have 2 allotments and are seeking more land, even roof tops so we can look into growing.

What we'll deliver:

  • Fencing and secruity to protect plants and buildings
  • Organic compost, fertilisers, plants &seeds
  • Tools & irrigation system

Why it's a great idea:

Neighbours and outward community Older persons Those with a disability Environment will benefit with improvement of soil and added vegetation Businesses who want to see the area improve and our project spending with them, Familes Reduce social isolation amongst the elderly and disabled (Including young adults with a disability). Reduce food poverty by growing food at source, their homes. This helps with health and well being by growing food in nutritious soil, organically making sure the natural vitamins are stored for the client groups health. Reduce the carbo footprint for Ealing borough Increase volunteering Boost the local economy Reducing food miles

Steps to get it done:

  • Weeding the 3 allotments for planting
  • Preparing the soil by adding fertilisers and organic compost.
  • Creating a list of volunteers from various groups such as those with a disability : refugees , ex service men
  • Building the poly tunnels with volunteers
  • Adding seeds and plants with the volunteers
  • Installing an irrigation system with help of volunteers
  • Training the volunteers in basic gardening skills

We also want to reach BAME communities that have a high percentage of poverty such as Windmill park estates.

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Location Ealing

About the space

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Council

London Borough of Ealing

How will the money be spent?Total £1,318

Fencing and security - £400 (30%)
Plants - £200 (15%)
Organic compost & fertilisers - £200 (15%)
Gardening tools - £200 (15%)
Irragation system - £115 (9%)
Seeds - £75 (6%)
Other - £128 (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.

30%
Fencing and security
£400
15%
Plants
£200
15%
Organic compost & fertilisers
£200
15%
Gardening tools
£200
9%
Irragation system
£115
6%
Seeds
£75
10%
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£128
  • Spacehive fees
    £84
  • Transaction Fees
    £28
  • VAT
    £17

Overfunding

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:

Total £1,318

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