Food growing project in East Ham awarded nearly £140,000
A community project for growing food has been awarded nearly £140,000 in funding to transform a derelict piece of land.
The ‘Grow Together, Be Together’ project, run by the Bonny Downs Community Association, receives the money from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
The group will use the money to transform Flanders Road Playing Fields into a growing space for residents.
Local Food Programme Manager Mark Wheddon said: “Our scheme is about promoting the benefits of locally-grown food, and this project demonstrates how these can stretch far beyond simply eating more healthily, to giving people new skills, new confidence and a closer connection with their local community.”
Residnets will be able to join together to help cultivate their own organic produce and learn about food growing.
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The project will also be linked with the association’s existing community cafe. Voluntary work placements and cookery workshops will also be available.
The project will be launched on April 20.
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