In partnership with Cultivate London, we're aiming to build a community kitchen garden outside London Cooking Project on the Ethelburga estate.
Cultivate London are an innovative urban farm and social enterprise based across multiple derelict sites in West London. They train unemployed young people in landscaping and horticulture, and work to engage the local community in food growing.
As with many inner London housing estates, there is limited green space however outside our kitchen there's huge scope to turn the area into a beautiful urban garden to be enjoyed by all.
The garden will create an apprenticeship scheme for someone in the local area which will open up a pathway to employment through horticulture for them. Produce from the garden will be fed back into the kitchen - resident chefs and supper clubbers will be able to make a donation for produce with all income returning to fund the project.
Our other charity projects will also benefit - our community canteen on Tuesday evenings will receive donations and families taking part in our free cooking sessions on Saturday mornings will have the opportunity to get involved. Low cost produce will be made available for local residents and weekly volunteer and free training sessions will also be offered to people in the local community.
We're currently running a crowdfunder on Spacehive - if you feel this is a worthwhile project please feel free to donate. Even a £5-10 donation would be a huge help! !
You can read more about the project on Spacehive here.
We look forward to seeing you at the kitchen soon!