Cordwainers Garden

Project Category: OtherProject Tags: Children & young people, Education, Jobs & Skills, Gardening & Food Growing, Health & Wellbeing, Older People, Waste & Resources and Wildlife & Conservation

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  • Our Story

    We have claimed some disused land belonging to the London College of Fashion in Mare St. Since January 2011 we have built 16 small raised beds for local people and staff and students from the college to grow fruit and vegetables. We are also growing dye plants, medicinal herbs, flowers and trees to attract insects and wildlife. We’ve also built a pond to attract more insects, amphibians and plants and have two working beehives. We are also very proud of our community shed, built by over 100 volunteers using pallets and other recycled and reclaimed materials. We hold regular open days, volunteer days and deliver a wide range of workshops to people in the local community.

    We are coordinating the Grow a Garment flax growing project in London.

    The garden is home to Cordwainers Grow CIC which focuses on connecting people and place through community learning and discovery. Through this we deliver projects, events, training and volunteering opportunities.

    To find out more have a look at our website:

    http://www.cordwainersgrow.org.uk/

    Email us hello@cordwainersgrow.org.uk for more information on how to get involved and to find out what workshops and events we have coming up. 

    You can see what we are up to on our blog, facebook and twitter.

    http://cordwainersgarden.wordpress.com/

     

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    182 Mare Street, Hackney