Core Landscapes

Project Category: Registered charity

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  • Our Story

    Core Landscapes is a community based horticultural project … that can move!
    We work to transform otherwise unused temporary ‘meanwhile’ sites into vibrant, active, spaces for local community wellbeing. Areas include our well-stocked plant nursery, opportunities for local vegetable growing, education and training, up-cycling and events. All our growing is container based cleverly designed to withstand moves. Even our huge poly tunnel is designed within a movable framework. The project is anchored around this capacity to propagate plants creating a lovely community plant nursery sourcing other horticultural community initiatives.

    Being custodians of meanwhile sites deters undesirable behaviour and gives local people a space to meet others and learn about horticulture in a relaxed and supportive environment. We work with people of all ages and backgrounds and have links with numerous local community-based organisations that engage with the project in lots of different ways. Propagation, plant maintenance, landscaping and construction are a large part of our project and offer a range of opportunities to our community and corporate volunteers alike.

    Canning Town is in the London borough of Newham, an area undergoing massive redevelopment. We are within a stone’s throw of the Olympic site and the epic regeneration programme that continues to grow up around it. Core Landscapes links with local construction companies in the area; a mutually beneficial arrangement of up-cycling construction waste material and engaging the local community in the process. This enables us to think creatively and keep our overheads down whilst also benefitting the environment. We advocate organic gardening onsite without the use of harmful pesticides and insecticides that upset the natural balance of insect pest and predator and aim to create a space promoting good health and happy wildlife.

    Core Arts

    Core Landscapes is a branch of Core Arts – a renowned and innovative community arts centre working with people with mental health issues. It is based in the neighbouring borough of Hackney. For more information – www.corearts.co.uk

    Core Design

    Core Design is also part of Core Arts and helps with all publicity and promotional material.www.coredesignlondon.co.uk

    FabricCore 

    Landscapes receives support-in-kind from Fabric Space
    They have been instrumental in designs for the new site.
    www.fabric-space.com/regeneration

    “Our growing space project has developed from Anita‘s ideas for utilising vacant and temporary sites in Canning Town (East London). She has worked with Core Arts since 2010 to develop the concept, designs and partnerships that contribute to the project’s success.”Paul Monks—Director, Core Arts

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  • Owner verified listing

    2 Clarkson Road Canning Town London