Organic Food Community Initiative

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Organic Food Community Initiative

Organic Food Community Initiative

Maria Monika Peter By Maria Monika Peter

Supporting the health and well-being of a community through gardening and growing organic food growing and sharing the skills and resources for people to construct private plots.

Harrow on the Hill Idea stage

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This project is an initiative intended to bring together the communities in London as they learn about health and well-being in cultivating organic produce together. We plan on doing this by establishing seasonal community gatherings where horticultural professionals and enthusiasts deliver workshops around different topics of gardening, the environment and food growing. In doing this, we share the resource of knowledge and skills for each person to be able to grow their own food on their own private land. The initiative will also seeks to construct a central community organic food garden for where we will both grow food and plants, with the effort of the community. Furthermore, this project also seeks to extend this initiative into schools where children can immerse can learn practical skills and apply their knowledge or cultivation a school garden.

What we'll deliver:

  • The construction of a central community organic food allotment
  • The construction of organic food allotments in local primary schools
  • Forming a solid network in the community who benefit from the initiative
  • Community workshops around food growing, gardening and the environment

Why it's a great idea:

Urban loneliness is an endemic in many cosmopolitan cities like London, being as bad for our health as smoking and placing a huge stain on mental health. This project seeks to address this problem by fostering of community cohesion through the shared love of gardening and food cultivation. Enthusiasts will come together on a seasonal basis to learn more about how to grow organic food.

Steps to get it done:

  • Choose a garden location
  • Contact landowners
  • Contact schools
  • Land acquisition
  • Contact horticulturists
  • Develop garden budget and fundraising plan
  • Build garden site
  • Grow team

Location Harrow on the Hill

About the space

Harrow, Harrow Council has committed itself to retaining and maintaining allotment capacity to meet the needs of its diverse population.

Council

London Borough of Harrow

How will the money be spent?Total £1,028

20 bag of Organic Soil - £338 (33%)
Shed for tools - £215 (21%)
Organic All Purpose Potting Compost - £170 (17%)
10 pole plot rental fee including water - £79 (8%)
5 sachet of Vegetable Seeds - £36 (3%)
Garden Tidy set - £16 (2%)
Fruit Seeds - £16 (2%)
Hoe - £15 (1%)
Garden Forks - £15 (1%)
Garden Shovel - £14 (1%)
Other - £115 (11%)

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.

33%
20 bag of Organic Soil
£338
21%
Shed for tools
£215
17%
Organic All Purpose Potting Compost
£170
8%
10 pole plot rental fee including water
£79
3%
5 sachet of Vegetable Seeds
£36
2%
Garden Tidy set
£16
2%
Fruit Seeds
£16
1%
Hoe
£15
1%
Garden Forks
£15
1%
Garden Shovel
£14
11%
Other Read More
£115
  • Spacehive fees
    £47
  • Transaction Fees
    £33
  • String and wooden stakes
    £12
  • VAT
    £9
  • Trowel
    £8
  • Garden bag
    £6

Total £1,028

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