We have a number of on-going projects at Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, working with individuals, groups and organisations across West London:
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.
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.
Our Men in Sheds group meet at Godolphin Gardens several times a week to work on their own projects and to maintain the garden. Men in Sheds is a nationwide initiative to get me connecting and socialising.
We run weekly community gardening sessions in Queen’s Park Gardens including digging and planting, wildlife gardening and children’s activities in the school holidays.
For nearly ten years HCGA has been running weekly gardening sessions on a Tuesday afternoon at the community growing beds in Normand Park.
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.
In 2019 we started a contract in Ealing on the Hanwell Big Local project. We’ve worked with local residents, Get Out There! volunteers and corporate volunteers to improve green spaces and also run community workshops
We run weekly gardening sessions at Penfold Community Hub and Fisherton Estate Community Plots in Westminster.
We have run several successful projects in the past, the details of which can be found here. We would be happy to run similar projects again in the future if funding or partnership opportunities allowed.