“An inner city oasis – a community garden and centre where people grow and learn together taking care of each other and the environment.” Download our aims & objectives here Follow Twitter @CalthorpeProj
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS
London Festival of Architecture, June 21 & 22 Architype playhouse design
As part of the month-long Festival, The Calthorpe Project hosted a self-build event over the weekend of 21-22nd June. In association with Architype, a local firm of architects with a strong heritage of small-scale self-build projects, the event demonstrated self-build methods by constructing a small playhouse for the garden. Over the 2 days we had about 30 people working 12 hours each day. The results are amazing and we are grateful to Architype for their hard work. http://www.londonarchitecturediary.com/?c=11
Corporate Volunteering Go Green for a Day
We have a number of volunteering opportunities for companies who would like to help out their local community garden. If you would like further details, please give us a ring.
Anaerobic Digestion - A revolutionary new composting system
Click here for further information We are pleased to announce that we have received planning permission to install our digester. Work is well underway converting our greenhouse into digester storage facility and a volunteer space. Next week we should be installing the solar panels that will heat the digestate (food waste) and turn it into liquid fertilizer and biogas. We have some liquid fertilizer from Camley Street that we will experiment with in the garden.
Weekly Activities – download our timetable Classes for children & adults
Click on the link to watch a 25 minute video made by the London City Farms & Community Gardens Association https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHGYWixlB80
What we do
People from all cultural and diverse backgrounds participate and enrich our activities. Our volunteer and training programme helps people learn new skills, provides opportunity for social interaction and out door exercise as well as offering horticultural training for adults with learning difficulties. Environmental and food growing sessions encourage and develop awareness of organic methods and composting. Bangladeshi women and older people as well as families participate growing their own food. Our 5-a-side futsal pitch provides programmes to improve health and well-being for young people as well as generating vital revenue from hiring.