Normand Park Community Growing Project
For nearly ten years HCGA has been running weekly gardening sessions on a Tuesday afternoon at the community growing beds in Normand Park. The growing beds are divided into individual growing plots and around 70 people attend regularly to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs in their plots.
In the school holidays we run activities for children during the sessions and we run an annual trip in the summer to a fruit picking farm in Hertfordshire. We participate in park events and partner with Friends of Normand Park, West London Family Church and The Doorstep Library.
Through the project participants make friends with others in their local community as well as giving a valuable contribution to the up keep of the local neighbourhood. They grow and share food and knowledge about healthy eating.
The community growing area has been commended in feedback from the Green Flag award for Normand Park.