Youth-led Community Project

One of our wonderful Youth Committee members applied and gained a microgrant from London Youth to plan, budget, promote, deliver and evaluate a community gardening project. He has shown real initiative and thought in setting up this project on his own, with guidance when needed from our Youth Manager.

He was given £400 from London Youth to purchase and create growing kits that support local wildlife and pollinators. He sourced and ordered the items, then sorted all the wildflower seeds into mixed packets.

On Sunday 13th September he gave 25 free kits away to local people – that’s a total of 8,326 wildflower seeds heading out into our local area to plant and help pollinators! We’re so proud of how this Young Leader connected with his community, telling people how much the Farm has helped his mental health and how he wanted to share the experience with the public. He loved hearing where people were going to sow the seeds – some in schools and colleges, some in their friends’ gardens, some in the local area and even as part of a bug hotel project. 

Our Young Leader is delivering another FREE planting activity for the community on Sunday 20th September and we’d love to welcome you to get involved here at the Farm!

When? Sunday 20th September starting at 2.45pm and finishing 4.45pm. 
What? This is a relaxed gardening session designed to slow down the pace of your day and bring about a calm to boost your wellbeing. We’ll be planting pollinator friendly plants around the Farm including Prunella vulgaris, Achillea millefolium, Primula vulgaris, Galium verum and Agastache Blackadder.
Who? This event will be led by one of our Youth Committee members who has designed the project with micro grant funding from London Youth. 
Booking? There is a limit on numbers, to reserve a place email lucy@surreydocksfarm.org.uk to get your name on the list!
Need to know: As we’ll be using tools, please wear closed toe shoes. You might get messy, so wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty!

 

In return we just ask you give us an email address so our Youth Leader can get in touch to ask for feedback from you in order to evaluate the success of his first social action project! Once the project is complete and if the evaluation is submitted, the Farm can gain £250 towards our core youth work. So please do support and keep in touch!

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