Global Garden, Global Kitchen

Global Garden, Global Kitchen

Dexter Kelly By Dexter Kelly

The Global Garden, Kitchen will transform unused space into a new community food garden and kitchen where local people can learn to grow and cook a mix of produce that reflects Tottenham's diversity.

Haringey Delivery stage

pledged of £11,104
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This project was funded on 29 Nov 2013!


Just in! The Global Garden, Kitchen has today hit its target of £11,104 following the huge success of this month's winter auction event sponsored by Kings Estate Agents. With prizes donated by more than 20 local and big businesses in and around Tottenham, the community bid on items including a stay in the French Alps, Basketball Coaching, a tour inside Capital FM and much more raising an astonishing £2,441. Make sure to look out this week as we start thanking everyone who has supported the project since 2012.. and for more on the project don’t forget to like us at!

We want to grow our community through practical skills training and volunteering by actively engaging local youth, disabled people and socially excluded individuals in our diverse and vibrant local culture with a growing area featuring terraced beds, fruit and unusual vegetables that you can’t find anywhere else.

What we'll do:

  • Create a garden to grow global foods and a kitchen fit to cook and teach in.
  • Create and maintain 15 raised beds at the front of the Selby Site for growing flowers, fruit shrubs and vegetables.
  • Lay woodchip and wooden curbing to demarcate growing spaces from carpark, re-creating composting area.
  • Create an additional 40 raised beds for expansive planting in the underused green space behind the Selby Centre site
  • Create three-layered terraced growing area utilising sloped region behind raised beds.
  • Develop the Global Kitchen into a learning hub for skills building and cultural engagement using food sourced on site.
  • Initiate a time bank, cultural cooking classes and learning experiences for developing well-being and practical skills.
  • Engage with local community, schools and partner organisations such as the London Community Recycling Network and B2E.

Why it's a great idea:

We believe that creating a sustainable growing space offers more than a meal. We want to bring people together to embrace diversity, engage young people and tackle the problems of joblessness and isolation that strike at the heart of Tottenham.

Global Garden, Global Kitchen will grow pride in our community and develop a passion for social engagement and environmental success.

We aim to:


ENCOURAGE: Development of practical skills and community engagement in the local community to create an inclusive, green focused space. 

• PROMOTE: Pride in the cultural and community diversity of people coming together to volunteer, learn and grow.


PROVIDE: A space of learning and fun where the community can grow a sustainable model of green development that focuses on local needs and people as well as a sustainble way to deliver foods locally by bike to isolated and busy residents.

How we'll get it done:

  • Engage the local community with the aims of the Global Garden, Global Kitchen Project through our campaign.
  • Attract funding for the project with the help of local institutions and social media.
  • Plant rare vegetables, fruits and produce with the help of volunteers.
  • Create a community kitchen for learning about cultural foods and awareness, practical skills and community inclusion.
  • Focus on practical outcomes - work experience, improving community pride and awareness of green issues.

Our project has been matched with Bupa via Business in the Community.

We will be working with partners Back to Earth, Creighton Road Allotments, Haringey 6th Form, Wolves Lane Nursery, Devonshire Hill Primary School, St Francis de Salle Primary School, Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham Civic Society and more to bring the project to life.

In the case that the Global Garden, Global Kitchen receives more funds than stated or has any money left that is not allocated we will use these to expand the good of the project over the 5 yrs period of implementation after 2012. We will do this by using any funds responsibly to invest in additional plant or vegetable seeds to make the impact on our communities even more delicious.

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Location Haringey

About the space

A hub for the local community and social enterprise.


Haringey Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,104

Double door refridgerator - £1,600 (14%)
Commercial Greenhouse (8ft by 14ft, toughenned glass) - £1,254 (11%)
Top Soil (20 Tonnes) - £1,200 (11%)
Commercial food processor (2.9 ltrs) - £830 (7%)
Commercial Shredder - £750 (7%)
Commercial mixer (10 ltrs) - £700 (6%)
Chest freezer (600 ltrs) - £610 (5%)
Chef Preperation Station - £500 (4%)
Stainless Steel Table - £490 (4%)
Compost (10 Tonnes) - £400 (4%)
Other - £2,770 (25%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Double door refridgerator
Commercial Greenhouse (8ft by 14ft, toughenned glass)
Top Soil (20 Tonnes)
Commercial food processor (2.9 ltrs)
Commercial Shredder
Commercial mixer (10 ltrs)
Chest freezer (600 ltrs)
Chef Preperation Station
Stainless Steel Table
Compost (10 Tonnes)
  • Spacehive fees
  • 40 Fruiting Trees (3 varieties)
  • Wooden Pallets (500m2)
  • Stainless Steel Preparation Table
  • Ultra Fine Insect Mesh
  • Ground Cover and Protection
  • Propagation Materials including Heat
  • Vegetable Seeds (38 Varieties)
  • Rain Water Tank
  • Heavy Duty Hosing and Connections
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees
  • Soft Fruit Seeds/plantlings
  • Bamboo

Total £11,104