WestMead Community Garden
For the past 10 years, residents have been volunteering their time to create a vibrant, beautiful community garden on the Kingsmead Estate in Hackney, East London, where residents can connect with nature and grow their own food.
WestMead Community Garden is a special place both for local people and wildlife. Volunteers regularly run events for local families, and many people benefit from the locally grown, free fruit and veg. Residents often swap recipes and have meals together.
The garden sessions allow people to connect and socialise, and many of the volunteers have reported learning new skills and improving their well-being as a result of visiting the garden.
“It feels good starting the weekend outside doing something useful and meeting and chatting with neighbours.”
"I Love coming to the garden, it really helps with my mental health. Love being outside.”
Sadly there was a devastating arson attack at the garden in the early hours of Friday the 4th of August. The garden shed was burnt to the ground with all the group's tools and equipment inside. The group have lost everything they need to care for WestMead garden.
Please help support this crowdfunding campaign, so that the residents can raise funds to replace their equipment and can continue gardening with their loyal volunteers and the wider community. Any donation, however small, will be incredibly valuable, as well as support with sharing the campaign.
Thank you so much for your support!