Growing Raglan : Rewilding Camden

Funded on Spacehive 4 October 2019

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Growing Raglan : Rewilding Camden

Growing Raglan : Rewilding Camden

Transition Kentish Town By Transition Kentish Town

This project will turn spare ground on Raglan Estate , a council estate in LB Camden, into a series of thriving and productive green spaces. Growing Raglan: Growing community

Camden Delivery stage

42
backers
£2,849
raised
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This project was funded on 04 Oct 2019!

In partnership with Camden Council, Transition Kentish Town and Climate Emergency Camden (CEC) , this project is the first community based rewilding project on a council estate in Camden.

What we'll deliver:

  • Plant fruit trees to create a community orchard :
  • Plant a boundary hedgerow
  • Plant Wildflower Native Enriched Turf
  • Allow the natural meadow to reestablish
  • Creating community cohesion through events and improve well being
  • Create a socially inclusive space
  • Address the climate and ecological Emergency in Camden
  • Rewild and increase the biodiversity of the estate
  • Turn unused ground into productive social space
  • Extend the season of flowering through bulb plantings

Why it's a great idea:

This pilot community rewilding project is the first to take place on a council estate in LB Camden. Rewilding Camden aims to turn every spare unused patch of ground into a productive and socially inclusive space. This project is a crucial element in the creation of a web of well being. It will help address the Climate and Ecological Emergency in Camden. We plan over the next five years to scale the project to rewild all the spare ground on council estates in LB Camden.

Steps to get it done:

  • A regular and annual fruit picking and juicing event on site for the estate residents
  • An observed increase in the numbers and varieties of butterflies, wasps and bees
  • An increase in the biodiversity of the varieties of wildflowers

LB Camden have already agreed to provide labour via Green Gym and maintenance contractors to ensure the implementation and long term success. This amounts to a considerable investment. We are seeking match funding for the trees, turf , bulbs and climbers.

Location Camden

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Council

London Borough of Camden

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,582

Trees and Climbers - £1,290 (50%)
Wildflower Border - £885 (34%)
Hedgerow planting - £250 (10%)
Other - £157 (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.

50%
Trees and Climbers
£1,290
34%
Wildflower Border
£885
10%
Hedgerow planting
£250
6%
Other
£157
  • Spacehive fees
    £121
  • VAT
    £24
  • Transaction Fees
    £12

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: Any additional funds would be spent on increasing the volume of wildflower turf we can lay.

Total £2,582

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