We are delighted to have been selected to receive £1,000 after applying for funding from organic skin and haircare brand Green People.
In celebration of its 20th year, Green People launched a national campaign – ‘Change the World in 20 Ways’ – where individuals and groups across the UK were invited to apply for £1,000 to put towards projects to make a difference in their local communities.
Edible Rotherhithe will be transforming a disused piece of land on the Silverlock Estate into a community allotment. The project will enable local residents to grow their own food – promoting healthy eating and outdoor activity – whilst also becoming a welcoming social space to host community dinners with produce grown on the site. In addition, there will also be workshops in arts and crafts to increase the skills and confidence of local residents and an amphitheatre for community film and theatre events.
Christina Wheatley, who nominated Edible Rotherhithe, commented: “We’re so excited to have been selected as the recipients of £1,000 and have great plans to take our project further. We’re helping to bring about positive change in our part of the world by kick-starting a new community garden and teaching space through the purchase of a polytunnel that will provide sufficient room for food growing and educational workshops.”
We are pleased to say that the Edible Rotherhithe community garden build and Summer School fundraising campaign was successful. £15,761 was raised from 120 donors against an original target of £10,600 on Spacehive. A very big thank you to British Land , Esmee Fairbairn , Greggs Foundation , Veolia Recycling Fund , Growing a Greener Britain, local restaurant The Yellow House and 114 individuals kindly donating towards the project; and STIHL for donating gardening equipment. We are also delighted by the fantastic support that the project received on social media. The Edible Rotherhithe project team is currently preparing the delivery plan to implement our exciting community project.
We were delighted that horticulturalist Chris Collins and Garden Organic charity visited Edible Rotherhithe on 5th April to provide food growing advice, free seeds and the message below about why you should pledge funds to this exciting new project.
Edible Rotherhithe is a new community food growing and carpentry project. With local community partners we will build and sustain a new community garden and provide, food growing & carpentry workshops that improve well being of local residents.
Click here to support our exciting new venture and find out how to get involved.
Edible Avondale SE1 has moved to Silverlock Estate in Rotherhithe. We aim to establish ‘Edible Rotherhithe’, a new community food growing and carpentry project, working with NCS The Challenge, and to replicate the successes of the Avondale Square project between 2014 and 2015. Further updates to follow.
NCS The Challenge students
The shipping container is resited to Silverlock estate, Autumn 2016.