Community Kitchen Garden Update!

Community Kitchen Garden Update!

2019-04-06 Off By Sacha Austin

After months of planning and some seriously hard work put in by our members, the Community Kitchen Garden and Tiered Wildflower and Herb beds are installed!!

We moved the Earth!

Well, to be fair, our fantastic community of volunteers managed to move 17 tons of earth into the plant beds in just over four hours!

We are also beginning work to bring in partners from across the wider community. Volunteers from community partner, ‘Streets Kitchen‘ contributed so much to transporting all that soil. We thank them for their help and look forward to working with them in future.

We will soon meet with the Arts and Media School, Islington. We will be developing plant growing opportunities with a team of their students from across the local area.

We are also searching for more community groups and individuals who want to join the Friends in developing the Kitchen Garden project.

Free Workshops starting April 27, 11am

The project will provide space in which local groups and residents can grow crops for their own needs.

We also plan to offer free workshops throughout the year where people from across our community can learn more about sustainable gardening, plant care, harvesting and the secrets of seasonal planting.

The first free Gardening Workshop takes place Saturday April 27 from 11am to 1pm. (All are welcome).

Work will continue throughout the year to add further developments to the site.

The Community Kitchen Garden is positioned at the Thorpdale Road entrance to Wray Crescent Park.

The project is funded by Mayor of London Greener Cities Fund/GroundworksLondon Borough of Islington, and the hard work and fundraising of every single Friends of Wray member and volunteer.

For future updates keep an eye on our Events page or sign up to join the Friends of Wray organization using the contact form below. We shall then put you on our mailing list and invite you to future meetings and events.