Maryon Park Food Growing Garden

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Maryon Park Food Growing Garden

Maryon Park Food Growing Garden

Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks By Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks

The Friends of Maryon Park are transforming a derelict council plant nursery into a community food growing garden!

Greenwich Idea stage

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Maryon Park, featured in the 1966 film 'Blowup', once sited the council's plant nursery. Abandoned over 25 years ago, the site became overgrown and inaccessible. The Friends of the Park started to clear the site in 2011 and with the help of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Groundwork are establishing a community food growing garden.

Growing frames are being built and will soon be ready for planting. Plots to be made available to local people who do not have gardens, schools and community organizations including Mind.

What we'll deliver:

  • Seeds, compost, composting equipment, benches and seats, gardening equipment, gardening gloves, watering cans.
  • Wheelbarrows, secure storage units, a water-butt, cloches, frost protection fleece, garden canes,

Why it's a great idea:

Bringing a derelict site back to life - transforming unused land.
Creating a Community Food Growing Resource - meet new people and learn new skills
Providing food growing plots for people who live in local high-rise council flats.
Greening a polluted works site.
Community involvement in a green project
Providing volunteering opportunities
Providing an educational and an health resource
Encouraging behavouir change
Creating a green sustainable Olympic Legacy
Creating an organic food growing facility
Creating a new green community space
Engaging participants in sustainable living activities
Encouraging behaviour change including recycling awareness
Creating a safe community growing site

Steps to get it done:

  • The project is on it's way. Volunteers have been working on the site since April 2012.

The Maryon Park Community Food Growing area has attracted volunteers from diverse members of the community.
Sixteen-year-old students have worked along side a 70 year-old volunteer gardener.
People from different cultures and abilities have worked together.

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Location Greenwich

Greenwich has 113 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Maryon Park Food Growing Garden

Council

Royal Borough of Greenwich

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How will the money be spent?Total £852

Concrete and Timber Circular Picnic Bench - £770 (90%)
Other - £82 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

90%
Concrete and Timber Circular Picnic Bench
£770
10%
Other
£82
  • Transaction Fees
    £35
  • Spacehive fees
    £28
  • VAT
    £8

Total £852

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