Supporting the Havering community to rebuild and prosper coming out of the Coronavirus crisis.
As our borough grows upward, so can the amount of fresh food we have in our homes! This experimental innovation in community gardening is a project that looks towards the furure of farming, how we can keep connected to gardening in urban places --and how we can feed more and more people using smart tech and science! Utilising easy to use, and industry leading smart technology, this will be the first Urban allotment in the UK specifically designed for community groups. This hydroponic farm has been designed by the same people who are leading research into 'farming to help put an end to third world hunger' thus this project will passionately support health in Havering. It will give us a priceless resource in fast fresh food to feed local people in need, but also provide inspirational education in smart horticulture and nutrition to our next generation of engineers. Support us with a pledge of more than £2,000 to become an official sponsor of a community group and their allotment.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Nutritious Resource: This localised and community approach will enable fresh food to be readily available for the most in need. Engineering Aspirations: A ‘UK first’ in community farming. Young people will be inspired to get into engineering and smart- tech with community leaders supporting the way for the future of farming. Alternative Education: The urban allotment makes food nutrition and farming sustainability tangible. It will educate daily with smell, sight, touch & taste in its very public location. Healthy Attitudes: Introducing farming, and plants to urban spaces improves wellbeing for those with less access to green spaces. In addition, nutrition workshops will inform overall future healthier lifestyles. Reducing Waste: Home grown food comes unpackaged and hydroponic farming is efficient its use of water, light energy and plant materials. Learning Together: Harvest meet-ups will be peer learning spaces for cultural food sharing and exchange of ingredients for meals.
Steps to get it done:
Additional Impact: It will improve access for local people to access fresh and nutritous food.
About the space
The Mercury Shopping Centre
London Borough of Havering
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