Horsenden Grape and Honey Farm

Funded on Spacehive 29 September 2017

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Horsenden  Grape and Honey Farm

Horsenden Grape and Honey Farm

Horsenden Allotments Association By Horsenden Allotments Association

From Seeds and Bees to sale. The Farm will transform a derelict plot of land into sustainability.The growing and production will be captured in an educational facility including a photo exhibition.

Greenford Delivery stage

35
backers
£33,089
raised
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This project was funded on 29 Sep 2017!

Horsenden Grape and Honey farm project will enlist the active HAAGA Community, Schools, Scouts, NCS and local Community to transform a derelict plot of land to produce in due course, organic Grape juice and Honey production. With the help of CrowdFunding through SpaceHive London and Transform your Space (TYS) Ealing - we will be able to include an educational facility including a photo exhibition ' from seeds to bees to sale', which will capture the growing and production and raise awareness in the local community to each stage of the process. Produce will, eventually, be marketed to local schools, hospitals at cost to replace 'fizzy drinks' which will include generating the educational value of Horsenden G & H Farm.Organic honey will be marketed to Hay fever sufferers and Health conscious parents/residents across the local area.

What we'll deliver:

  • Clear the area ( work has already been started) and create a place to walk or sit on new benches
  • Plant an orchard targeted for schools and local Community
  • Design vineyard layout and orchard
  • cultivate the land using volunteers from local Allotments, schools and scouts
  • Produce a photo exhibition from existing skillsets within the Community, journalists and UK Prime Ministers office
  • Build a wooden 'hut' facility (learning centre) surrounded By wooden benches and seats
  • Install composting toilets for visitors to the Vineyard
  • Activate and increase the bee-keeping facilities for honey production. Purchasing materials needed
  • Retain the use of allocated allotment land for local use

Why it's a great idea:

We have great volunteer support and can transform this area for the benefit of local residents, families, schools and other groups. Horsenden Hill farm with its 'Gruffalo trail' and with the addition of an 'organic vineyard and orchard' could become a real focal point for Communities in Ealing, Harrow and Brent location is in Ealing but on the cusp of the other two Boroughs. With lives becoming more digital and families/schools having to tighten belts, a value-for-money free educational day out is a real possibility.

Steps to get it done:

  • create an access point from main gate to lower end of site
  • install drainage either side of roadway
  • clear land for vineyard and orchard
  • terrace land as necessary for vines
  • level off lower part of land for timber framed building
  • " heel in" vines for planting and purchase
  • install vine support
  • purchase of apiaries
  • Wooden education centre
  • seating
  • composting toilets
  • bee suits

The established HAAGA Association will provide the secretarial and administrative support to the project bringing in skills from local Residents that have already been mapped and are known to be available- e.g. project management, financial, marketing, agricultural and construction skills.

Location Greenford

Greenford has 90 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Main entrance from Whitton Ave East. Sloping area , south facing adjacent to Horsenden Allotment site

Council

London Borough of Ealing

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How will the money be spent?Total £32,892

wooden building - £12,500 (38%)
purchase apiaries - £4,065 (12%)
access road - £3,450 (10%)
clear land - £2,800 (9%)
composting toilets - £2,500 (8%)
vine support - £1,970 (6%)
level land - £1,850 (6%)
purchase vines - £1,020 (3%)
seating - £750 (2%)
bee suits - £680 (2%)
Other - £1,307 (4%)

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.

38%
wooden building
£12,500
12%
purchase apiaries
£4,065
10%
access road
£3,450
9%
clear land
£2,800
8%
composting toilets
£2,500
6%
vine support
£1,970
6%
level land
£1,850
3%
purchase vines
£1,020
2%
seating
£750
2%
bee suits
£680
4%
Other
£1,307
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,079
  • VAT
    £216
  • Transaction Fees
    £12

Total £32,892

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