We're delighted at Greenfields with our grant of £1200 from the Greggs Foundation. This money will help us buy topsoil, wood chips, timber, landscape fabric and drainage pipe which we'll use to improve onsite drainage (always a problem in wet weather), and build more raised beds with dry paths in between them. In 2017 we're planning to ... Continue reading »
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Audacious Veg is a bold new social enterprise creating training & employment opportunities for local young adults through urban agriculture.Our socially responsible business model addresses the need for skills and employment in northeast London, while meeting a growing demand for local food. Young adult trainees at Audacious Veg will grow delicious and sustainably produced food for London restaurants, while earning London Living Wage and accessing skills that will help them find employment after the traineeship.View all
Much has happened in the last two years. Now a charity since Dec 2014 we are a thriving and developing community food project run by volunteers. We organise practical sessions for sixth form students from three Special needs Schools as part of their work experience. They come weekly during term time and participate in a range of growing activities suited to their abilities. The impact on them has been amazing with growth in self confidence and esteem, improved social and communication skills. Other groups participating are adults with learning disabilities and support needs, home schooled children, scouts and beavers, college students on placement, schools volunteer day. Wonderful to see so many different groups participating.We have been able to equip the project with a range of tools and small machinery so that we can cultivate the 5 acre field. Always looking for able bodied volunteers to get stuck in and help. We join in community activities where possible and take our produce to various outlets including two local cafes, local pub, farm shop as well as a weekly barrow round.Lots of areas now ready for sowing and planting so really looking forward to the coming seasons. Many challenges and opportunities too.