Edible Rotherhithe fundraising target reached

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 have moved!

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.


Christina sent to the Tower

Martyn Lewis
Christina with Martyn Lewis; and Mark Caffrey of Spice Time Credits

Edible Avondale SE1 CEO Christina Wheatley was invited by Spice Time Credits and City of London Corporation to attend the opening of Volunteers Week 2016 at London’s BT Tower on 1st June 2016. The event presented by broadcaster Martyn Lewis and NCVO Chief Executive Sir Stuart Etherington celebrated and recognised the importance of volunteering across the UK.


Edible Avondale SE1 joins Social Enterprise UK

SEUK_socialenterprise_badge_350x161Edible Avondale SE1 has joined Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprise. EASE1 joined at an event hosted by PwC and School for Social Entrepreneurs on 20th May and was awarded certified membership on 23rd May.




Our visit to Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

Edible Avondale SE1 was delighted to be invited with New Leaf Educational Gardens to Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in 2015. Click here to read about our visit.