Project location: London | Lewisham | Catford
Type: Registered charity
http://www.wildcatwilderness.org/ | @WCWCatford
Beekeeping Children Composting Conservation Disability Education Food Gardening Health & Wellbeing Parks & Open Spaces Schools Volunteering Wildlife & Conservation Young People
Latest Activity: 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Created: Wednesday September 13, 2017
The Wild Cat Wilderness is a unique, wild community green space in Catford coordinated by the Rushey Green Time Bank. Here the local community can explore nature and wildlife, play or relax in its peacefulness, learn new outdoor skills, share and enjoy the space with other local people of all ages, cultures and abilities. Since September 2014 volunteers, with the help of a part time project coordinator and local steering group, have transformed a neglected, overgrown, rubbish strewn space into a thriving community green space for volunteering, community events and forest schools.
Its a space the community have shaped, a place for children to safely run around, get dirty and learn, a meeting point for families, for neighbours, to make friends and feel part of a community. At the heart of this urban green space is the campfire, a focal point for chatting, story telling, sharing and cooking, and a focus for everyone involved to come together. At the Wild Cat Wilderness the local community has been engaged in nature-based activities and organic gardning which has helped promote physical and mental wellbeing, community cohesion, social inclusion, volunteering and learning new skills.