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Mill Hill East Community Garden

(London)

We plan to turn some wasted land next to our Community Centre into a Community Garden. This will be a free, open access space to bring together different parts of our community. We want to encourage all of Mill Hill East’s community, to be involved in the project throughout its development and to learn new skills to become gardeners in the future.

Our goals:

  • There is a decrease in community spaces in Mill Hill due to house building, the lack of access to activities and services is a huge problem for local families. Through consultation we have discerned a need for more space to host families and events.
  • We want the garden to provide a focus for some of the work we have started with young offenders. Currently we've helped provide a space for early intervention work. We want these young people to be involved in the whole project and learn new skills.
  • We run several activities for Seniors. We are targeting those isolated and lonely within the local area. This group are excited by the project and we want to harness their enthusiasm and encourage them to share their gardening knowledge with others.
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How we will achieve our goals

We are currently unable to afford to build this community garden within our own fundraising so we are looking to your community award to allow our vision to become a reality and change the lives of those in the surrounding area.

Where the money will go

By involving all the people that we support in our community work in the garden project. This includes providing new skills and opportunities for those our centre currently touches including homeless people, seniors, vulnerable adults and teenagers, families and children. Skills to learn and a space to enjoy, open and free to everyone, every day.

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23 August 2017

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19 August 2017

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  1. Posted on August 21, 2017

    Please vote for this garden!! This is such a worthy cause and we need the funding to get this project up and running. The garden will be used for all ages and we all know how much we need communities to work and play together! The garden will be biodiverse, encouraging wildlife, bees and insects to thrive as well as providing a haven for people to come and relax.

  2. Posted on August 28, 2017

    I am a keen gardener and live near to Mill Hill East Church. I think that the Community Garden Project is brilliant. Many thanks to Mill Hill East Church for their involvement with our community.

  3. Posted on August 29, 2017

    Thanks so much for your support. It’s going to be a great space and lots of fun with everyone working together to make it happen.

  4. Posted on August 31, 2017

    Sounds great! Fully support this project! Good luck!

  5. Posted on September 1, 2017

    Hope it all goes well Josh you have my vote…..

  6. Posted on September 1, 2017

    sounds like a great idea, wish you all well in your project, makes a change other than over development that we are plagued with every day in our area

  7. Posted on September 2, 2017

    This will signal a new look and soften the church and area around. It will provide peace and opportunity for the community.
    Good luck. You deserve this

  8. Posted on September 2, 2017

    A very worthwhile project

  9. Posted on September 2, 2017

    Sounds really good and worth supporting!

  10. Posted on September 3, 2017

    How good it will be to have a shared green space for the community in this busy area. Love the idea of sharing gardening skills too! Let’s go for it!

  11. Posted on September 4, 2017

    This garden will be a wonderful addition to this thriving community centre, with the local shops and post office on the other side of the T junction, and the local Infant and Junior Schools across the main road.

  12. Posted on September 4, 2017

    I think it is a great idea

    it will help people to feel part of a community and make new friends whilst creating a space for their neighbours

  13. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Good luck you deserve it

  14. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Hi

    I’m a volunteer with the Whetstone Community Plot on Whetstone Stray Allotments in Barnet. We started with some fund raising, and got going this year. Our groups have been having a wonderful time growing fruit and veg and enjoying watching nature at the pond that they made. Community gardens are absolutely fantastic, there should be more of them, and we wish you all the best.

  15. Posted on September 6, 2017

    Please vote for this garden – This garden will be used for all ages and we all know how much we need communities to work and play together! The garden will be biodiverse, encouraging wildlife, bees and insects to thrive as well as providing a haven for people to come and relax.
    – A haven in a steadily growing area which is becoming over developed and every scrap of land is being fought over. This is the one development that really will benefit the community.

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