For the last two years we’ve run a food growing space at the back of HNCC, where we have successfully grown vegetables, salad and herbs, and held growing workshops, and community meals. This year we’ll continue with the original garden but have expanded to manage six new raised beds in the second garden at the back of HNCC, to provide fresh food for the community centre cafe.
A further new growing space for vegetables, herbs and edible flowers has started at the front of the centre, in the nursery playground. This will run for a year and be jointly managed by Transition along with other community groups. The aim is to use every part of HNCC, to let the council know how committed the community are to saving it.
Please come along on Sundays, learn to grow food with us, and take home what you harvest.
Please also let us know if you would be interested in volunteering to help run a weekday growing session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Last year, Transition Kentish Town started an affordable vegetable box scheme to encourage people to eat locally. It has been a great success and we have been offered the opportunity to extend the scheme to Dartmouth Park. The Star pub on Chester Road have kindly agreed to host the scheme starting at the beginning of March.
The scheme enables local residents to enjoy a weekly selection of fresh seasonal produce sourced from small-scale, organic farms close to London. Profits from Vegbox are invested back into the local community. Boxes feature fresh seasonal vegetables collected from small organic farms located as close to London as possible.
See more info about the scheme and sign up here:http://vegbox.org.uk/ If you live in Dartmouth Park, make sure you tick ‘The Star’ for where you would like to collect your vegetable box.