We are looking to develop a wellbeing project in collaboration with young people and families within the local community in recruitment, workshops, campaigns, events and creating a legacy. We aim to raise awareness about wellbeing, upcycling, develop skills, bring people together and promote green tech. The project will include an outdoor space to host a garden club and bring the community together to create a legacy on an enclosed piece of land not maintained. Our project will start involving 10 young people between the age of 12 to 16 to restore the garden and make it safer. We will host open days and workshops to promote our project, community outreach to ensure people are aware. Future categories: Young Families, Young people, (different age groups), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, (SEND), Retirees, Enthusiasts, and Special Interest groups, e.g. BAME, LGBT, underprivileged, etc. Other organizations, e.g., Scouts & Cadets; Sports/Dance groups, have options available.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The benefits of starting an upcycle project are to bring local families together in the community to encourage creativity and innovation to help towards mother nature. Learning a new skill to repair old/unwanted items and give them new life and having a one-off item. Our Upcycled garden will bring kids together to show them the best way to reduce waste and save money. This is an opportunity to get creative and showcase the kids' upcycle to the community.
Steps to get it done:
Coordinated strategy to physical upgrade & continuously maintain the existing Community Garden Space located between Oscar Court & Dockland Settlements in Surrey Docks Ward, SE16. The “Secret Garden Project” will engage residents and the wider community, of all ages, with a series of collaborative & innovative activities, events and themes focused on Sustainability, Recycling, Forestry, Gardening, Urban Farming & STEAM subject support. This project will solve a lot of logistics issues regarding the upkeep of the garden space which is currently underused, overgrown, adversely affected by invasive flora, (Ivy) and has a number of dying trees that need removal or treatment. The Project will support both In-Person and Remote Learning Activities / Programs. Access to The Garden Space, Scheduled Activities & Our Array of Green Technologies is open to community residents of all ages, living in the Wider Community, who frequent the Docklands Settlement Centre & Oscar Court Categories in
About the space
London Borough of Southwark