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Transforming derelict or underused green spaces into edible teaching gardens for surrounding schools and communities. Providing space for plants and people to grow in harmony.

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Growing Space is creatively transforming underused green spaces into organic edible teaching gardens for surrounding schools & communities. 

The idea behind this initiative is to provide school children with that rare gift of earth in which to plant and watch things grow, instilling an awareness and appreciation for where food comes from.  We want to help communities reconnect with nutritious foods, healthy habits and inspire greater stewardship of our natural environment.

About Us

Place Based

We are based in Kensington and Chelsea, where we are uniquely positioned to connect schools, which enjoy little or no outdoor space, with local churches whose gardens are either underused or could be more creatively shared.

Such a partnership benefits the whole community as the garden is fully utilised by local schools during term time and by the greater community during school holidays.  Once we have identified all willing partners we engage a third-party contractor for the custom design and installation of the edible garden.  With raised beds, seating, shade, composting system and greenhouse, these outdoor spaces become vibrant gathering places full of life year-round.

Growing Space goes one step further in that we ensure that the gardens are properly maintained and cared for by employing a dedicated and site specific environmental coordinator who not only supports school staff as needed, but also runs community workshops during school holidays and weekends.

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Why growing food is beneficial for children

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