Welcome to the GROW YOUR HEALTH project page for Forest Gate Community Garden.
If you are interested in learning more about gardening, would like some practical tips on growing or would just like to join us for a cup of tea and a chat, then do come along to one of our free sessions.
Every Friday 11am – Midday
Forest Gate Community Garden, 136 Earlham Grove, E7 9AS.
Here is a taste of what we have been up to recently…
For the first few weeks we have been working on taking cuttings and planting seeds for the Forest Gate Community Garden plant nursery.
There is a lot of conversation and laughter as we exchange stories, gardening tips and experience. Participants come as they will and include Marjorie, a dynamic lady aged 75 who has many stories to tell and works hard and fast when taking cuttings. She has suggested we come and do some work in her garden and we are considering the feasibility of that for this Autumn. Another user is Kayta whose knowledge of gardening is growing fast, she plans to take an RHS course very soon to further improve her skills.
Through Isobel Matheson we are arranging to work with Durning Hall to plant some vegetables and to work with a volunteer group from the community center to tidy up the existing green area on Earlham Grove which is overgrow with weeds.
We and have met with are currently talking to a local women’s refuge to assist them in creating a vegetable garden.
We would absolutely love you to join us on Friday mornings at 11am. We’re a friendly bunch!
Many thanks to East London Community Foundation for their support of this project.