Well-Bee-ing Garden

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Well-Bee-ing Garden

Well-Bee-ing Garden

Free Space Gallery By Free Space Gallery

Help turn a neglected NHS garden in to a thriving community growing space.

Camden Idea stage

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The Well-Bee-ing Garden has been conceived by local garden company Of Butterflies and Bees in collaboration with a special needs education project Leighton Education Project and supported by Transition Kentish Town.

The envisaged garden uses a planting scheme showcasing plants with therapeutic qualities as well as those which support wild life.
Working with the students and the patients we hope to plant and maintain the garden, hold events which will enhance people’s knowledge of the far reaching uses of plants, use what is grown to make teas, salads, jams and other produce throughout the year and give the students experience of organising and running events and workshops for the general public.

If you like the sound of helping to create a welcoming place of calm, colour and education in a busy environment, aiding students to create social enterprise and work placements as well as getting people outside working together learning and socialising then please donate to our cause.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy locally produced compost & dig in to the soil
  • Build raised beds for access
  • Plant therapeutic plants with the help of Leighton Education Project & patients of the health centre
  • Build a bug hotel to promote wild life in the garden
  • Design and make information panels to explain the properties of the chosen plants
  • Host workshops for the public guided by the students and professional gardeners on the qualities of particular plants
  • Erect a green roof for our shed
  • Install a solar powered fountain

Why it's a great idea:

The garden area is currently neglected and unloved it is important when promoting wellbeing to create a vibrant and welcoming environment and this is why we need to change it!

The garden is part of the kentish Town Health Centre which has 23 000 patients it therefore provides a great opportunity to reach a wide range of people. Engaging people in active health education as well as giving the students involved an opportunity to learn outside of the class room is really important for empowerment, confidence and experience.

Steps to get it done:

  • Advertise the project locally & inhouse to get more support
  • Produce a gardening rota to ensure the area is maintained
  • Ensure that the project continues to meet the aims and objectives of Leighton Education Project
  • Develop an inhouse referral method so that GPs can recommend activity to their patients
  • As the project grows engage more community groups to become involved

We have plenty of other activities going on at the Free Space Gallery and now with the addition of this green and welcoming space we are well worth a visit! We hope that one day the garden will be able to provide produce to use at our arts events.

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Location Camden

Camden has 77 other projects and £1,075,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Garden space at the Kentish Town Health Centre

Council

Camden

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,374

plants for the garden inc herbs, trees and hops - £550 (23%)
Transformation of the shed in to an information centre - £500 (21%)
grouting and mounting our community mosaic tiles - £500 (21%)
Raised beds - £250 (11%)
solar powered fountain - £200 (8%)
herbs - £150 (6%)
Fruit tree - £50 (2%)
Other - £174 (7%)

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.

23%
plants for the garden inc herbs, trees and hops
£550
21%
Transformation of the shed in to an information centre
£500
21%
grouting and mounting our community mosaic tiles
£500
11%
Raised beds
£250
8%
solar powered fountain
£200
6%
herbs
£150
2%
Fruit tree
£50
7%
Other
£174
  • Transaction Fees
    £69
  • Spacehive fees
    £65
  • VAT
    £18

Total £2,374

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