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 facebook.com/globalgardenkitchen!
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:
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:
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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