Urban Trailblazer was formed to tackle growing loneliness and food poverty in Ealing, particularly focussing upon older people and those with disabilities. They will do this by sharing the garden space of their clients to grow fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers, and mushrooms. Once harvested, this food will go to their client base and any surplus will be distributed to those in need within the community.
They also use their own allotment space to train their vulnerable client group in basic gardening skills to work or volunteer, in order to keep creating produce. In all that they do, they work to create a healthy environment, progress biodiversity and cleaner air.
Urban Edible Gardens – Turning ‘grey’ spaces into ‘Growing Spaces’. Working with residents on council estates without gardens. Supporting residents to plant their own fruit trees, herbs, fruit and vegetables and take part in gardening and horticultural workshops, making their environment a cleaner and greener place to live, supporting residents to ‘Grow’ together.
Have you got a ‘grey’ or empty space on your estate? Would you like to ‘Grow’ your own flowers, fruit and veg? Send them a picture of your grey space and they will get in touch.
You can also register for their workshops:
Gardening – Northolt Library Garden + Radcliffe Estate Community Garden – come and learn about gardening and how to help the environment. Workshops will include bird house/bug hotel making, learning about climate change, recycling, habitats and planting. Get your green fingers ready to have some outdoor fun and help the environment. Wednesday’s 4.30 – 5.30 / Saturdays 11am – 12pm.
MindFood is an Ealing based charity that supports people with depression, anxiety and stress to improve their wellbeing by reconnecting with nature, gardening, mindfulness, & creativity.
They offer a non-judgemental space, a world away from the pressures of everyday life.
They run a their courses from two beautiful green sites in Ealing; Cleveley Crescent near Hanger Lane tube station, and Horsenden Hill near Perivale tube station, plus they have partnered with Acton-based organisation Artification to run a programme for young people aged between 18-24 in North Acton.
Courses are designed to be a fun balance of learning how to grow a wide range of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers whilst becoming more mindful of ways to improve our wellbeing. If you enjoy art, craft and creating, they find ways of weaving the natural world into their creations in their Naturally Creative sessions.