Weʼre raising £1,500 to help fund a new greenhouse for our community garden.
- London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK
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We’re a community garden near Wood Street, E17, creating a natural, peaceful haven and growing space since 2013. Every year we try to develop a little bit more and foster a love of being outdoors and gardening among the local community.
We have listened to feedback and are responding by planning more plant and food growing initiatives and activities aimed at all communities in and around Greenway Avenue. But … we need a greenhouse to help make our plans a reality!
We need £1500 to buy a greenhouse so we can:
• grow plants from seed – a cheaper and more sustainable option
• overwinter tender plants used for our wonderful summer displays
• grow a wider range of vegetables to share with volunteer gardeners and use in community lunches
• develop our ideas for Young Seedlings outdoor activities for younger children, Seed Swap and Plant Exchanges
With a greenhouse we could grow more food to share and provide gardening taster sessions. We could match gardeners with different levels of skills to encourage knowledge and skills sharing, combat loneliness and isolation, and provide opportunities for moderate exercise. A wider range of vegetables and fruit are planned for next year and a greenhouse would protect tender plants and bring on seedlings.
We try to promote a positive atmosphere, where everyone is welcome to enjoy being outdoors and work with plants and garden in our shared community space.
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- 19 days ago
Anthony Lane19 days ago
One week in and around a third of the way there already.....!! Wood Street is making it happen!
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Dec 10, 2018
Love the Community Gardens! Long may it thrive - helped by a sparkling new greenhouse! Good luck Siwan, Chris, Carys and Tomos
Dec 10, 2018
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About the fundraiser
London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK
I am the current Chair of the Friends of Greenway Avenue Community Play Garden, the group of trustees who help maintain and progress the project. We are an inclusive group and all are welcome to join and participate in the running of the garden.