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Grow and Feast Outdoor Classroom

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Grow and Feast Outdoor Classroom

Grow and Feast Outdoor Classroom

Growing Rosendale By Growing Rosendale

Based on Rosendale Allotments, the Growing Rosendale project widens people’s knowledge and skills to grow food successfully on their allotments, at their homes and in community spaces.

Dulwich Delivery stage

pledged of £2,451

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The new community building provides facilities to hold food growing and nature related educational workshops to allotment members and the wider community.

We have recently been handed over an empty plot near to the community building which can be used as an outdoor classroom to demonstrate food growing techniques on courses and workshops with plot holders and the wider community.

To compliment the learning and grow as much food as possible, we want to build a polytunnel to show how food can be grown throughout the year, and allow the community groups, course participants and children to propagate their own plants for their plots and homes.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy equipment and materials to demonstrate good food growing practices all year
  • Re-landscape the pathway for wheelchair access
  • Build a polytunnel and kit it out
  • Build raised beds

Why it's a great idea:

Here at Rosendale Allotments we are strongly committed to local, sustainable food growing, healthy eating and buying locally in South London. We have hundreds of talented food growers on site and a keenness to encourage others to get involved and broaden an understanding of the environmental and social issues around food production.

The Growing Rosendale project has the potential to reach out to almost 400 plot holders and many local schools, playgroups and community groups to encourage food growing.

People grow food for many different reasons. Over recent years there has been a particular focus on encouraging children to get involved, and a growing trend for people to take up gardening for therapeutic reasons or to raise their employability by learning new skills. We are here to support as many people as possible to do so. We have the space, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm - we just need the demonstration plot and polytunnel.

Steps to get it done:

  • The Growing Rosendale team are experienced gardeners and can do a lot of the designing, building and implementing done

Location Dulwich

About the space

Rosendale Allotments Association



How will the money be spent?Total £2,450

Polytunnel materials and equipment - £850 (35%)
Polytunnel - £434 (18%)
Top soil - £320 (13%)
Timber for raised beds - £272 (11%)
Picnic bench - £180 (7%)
Soil fertilisers and crop protection materials - £96 (4%)
Educational signage - £63 (3%)
Other - £236 (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.

Polytunnel materials and equipment
Top soil
Timber for raised beds
Picnic bench
Soil fertilisers and crop protection materials
Educational signage
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £2,450

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