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We're creating a new takeaway for Tottenham - with a difference! Global Garden, Global Kitchen will be a community food hub where tasty produce is grown, prepared and distributed to locals by bicycle.
Global Garden, Global Kitchen will transform the space around our centre into a stunning new community garden and kitchen where local people learn how to grow and prepare a mix of produce that reflects Tottenham's diversity.
In the spirit of our motto, Many Cultures - One Community, this will be a vibrant, multi-cultural space where local residents - of whom more than 50% are from BAME communities - can learn how to cook new dishes and develop enterprise skills, whilst keeping Tottenham healthy and fit.
Global Garden, Global Kitchen will grow more than food, we want to grow our community through practical skills training and volunteering for anyone. We will build an environment that actively engages local youth, disabled people and socially excluded individuals, encouraging them to engage in our diverse and vibrant local culture.
The growing area with 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.
Find out more at www.selbytrust.co.uk
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£400 worth of Compost (10 Tonnes)
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- Haringey, Greater London
- About the space
- A hub for the local community and social enterprise.
Haringey Council (Support indicated)
Delivery Manager More information The person or organisation responsible for ensuring that the project is delivered. They are in charge of receiving and spending funds raised.
Selby Trust (confirmed)
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The Holistic Kitchen Limited (confirmed)