We have a number of on-going projects at Hammersmith Community Gardens Association:
The Grow Well project launched in September 2012. We work with local people across the Hammersmith and Fulham borough to provide therapeutic gardening sessions for carers to give them a break from their caring responsibilities and supported volunteer gardening sessions for people who need a bit of extra support hopefully leading to participation in our regular volunteering sessions.
The Get Out There! project offers local unemployed people the opportunity to learn new skills in basic environmental management. Participants get the opportunity to visit and work on a range of different habitats across London as well as local sites in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Thyme to Get Together, Soup4Lunch – HCGA have recently received funding to run a gardening healthy eating project, where residents of Trillingham Sheltered Housing will be growing vegetables and herbs to make into a healthy lunch. Also running a similar programme at Rowberry Close. This project is being run in collaboration with Anne Macalpine-Leny who is setting up a social enterprise.
Edible Askew Road – working with local businesses, residents and the Askew Business Network, HCGA organise large community events in Askew Road and Starch Green, normally in May and December.
We are working in White City and Wormholt on The Big Green Local project which aims to create open spaces for all. We run workshops, family activities and participate in large events.