At Cordwainers Grow

we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to engage creatively in the natural world that surrounds them. Our projects are focused on connecting communities with nature and the environment to develop values that promote respect for both people and planet.

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Thanks to City Bridge Trust for enabling us to support, promote and protect community gardens and gardeners for the next year.  

NEW! Grow a Gardener Course for people who run or want to run a community growing space – with a focus on therapeutic spaces.  Priority for Hackney gardeners and Community Food Growers Network members.

 

 

Ways to Protect Hackney’s Community Gardens

 

We have joined up with gardens across Hackney to put together a manifesto for action to promote and protect community gardens in Hackney. 

You can read more about the manifesto here and sign it.  Please use your garden’s email address if you have one.

Privacy Policy: We will collect your emails in a database which we will use only for the purposes of campaigning and promoting community gardens and green spaces in Hackney.  We will send you occasional emails about the campaign.  You can opt out of these.  Your first name and first letter of your surname will be displayed on the manifesto petition.  

Manifesto for Hackney's Community Gardens and Green Spaces

  

We have joined up with gardens across Hackney to put together a manifesto for action to promote and protect community gardens in the borough.

We need as many gardens in Hackney as possible to sign up to the manifesto and support it in any way they can so that we have a bigger, stronger voice when it comes to the council's local plans, new developments and London-wide strategies.

We need community growing spaces to be recognised as valuable assets for all residents.

Hackney’s community gardens do not stop Hackney’s development; they are a solution to the challenges of its growing population.

We want more people to benefit from the many ways community gardens improve our lives - by improving our physical and mental health, by providing informal and safe places for outdoor learning, reducing social isolation by bringing communities together, improving the environment with habitats and food for wildlife, reducing flooding and overheating - not to mention food-growing..

Our Manifesto is:

TO PROTECT HACKNEY'S COMMUNITY GARDENS AND GREEN SPACES
TO PROMOTE THE MANY BENEFITS PROVIDED BY HACKNEY'S COMMUNITY GARDENS
TO CAMPAIGN TO HAVE HACKNEY'S COMMUNITY GARDENS DESIGNATED AS PROTECTED SPACES
TO CREATE MORE SPACE FOR TREES, PLANTS AND WILDLIFE IN HACKNEY
TO ENCOURAGE MORE RESIDENTS TO ENJOY HACKNEY'S COMMUNITY GARDENS AND GREEN SPACES
TO STRENGTHEN THE UNION OF HACKNEY'S COMMUNITY GARDENS

If you want to support these aims, please sign and share. We may contact you by email to see if you'd like to be involved in the next steps.

Many thanks!

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Latest Signatures
43 Ms KAY R. E9 Dec 10, 2018
42 Mr Alban H. N1 Nov 27, 2018
41 Mr Alastair B. E5 Nov 26, 2018
40 Ms Meryn C. E9 Nov 25, 2018
39 Ms Kay R. E9 Nov 19, 2018
38 Ms Cathryn Q. E8 Nov 08, 2018
37 Mrs Valerie E. HA49TS Sep 27, 2018
36 Mrs Giulianna M. E9 7NA Sep 26, 2018
35 Mrs Gabrielle E. E9 Sep 23, 2018
34 Miss Dee P. RM6 Sep 23, 2018
33 Ms Jennifer S. N1 Sep 23, 2018
32 Ms Daisy H. Cordwainers E9 Sep 23, 2018
31 Mr Marcelo W. E9 7AL Sep 09, 2018
30 Ms Kate H. E5 Aug 29, 2018
29 Ms Marianne K. E8 2AG Aug 28, 2018
28 Miss mila c. wc1x 8lh Aug 27, 2018
27 Ms Vicky S. E5 Aug 26, 2018
26 Miss sandra k. Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, E8 Aug 23, 2018
25 Miss Alice W. N1 Aug 23, 2018
24 Ms Sally H. Canal Club Community Garden Aug 23, 2018
23 Ms Jacki H. E9 Aug 23, 2018
22 Ms Dela A. N1 Aug 22, 2018
21 Ms Janelle C. Culpeper Roof Garden, E1 Aug 22, 2018
20 Mx. W B. SE3 Aug 21, 2018
19 Ms Rhi M. EX20 Aug 19, 2018
18 Ms Jessica R. N16 Aug 18, 2018
17 Miss Isabel H. E9 Aug 18, 2018
16 Ms Nicola H. Aug 17, 2018
15 Ms Debbie B. E9 Aug 17, 2018
14 Ms Diana W. N1 Aug 17, 2018
13 Ms Dominika J. E5 0JA Aug 17, 2018
12 Ms Clair B. Crodwainers CG & Rainbow Grow, E8 Aug 17, 2018
11 Ms Marjon W. Shrubland Community Garden Aug 13, 2018
10 Ms Zoe C. Stamford Hill Estate Gardens Aug 11, 2018
9 Mr Michael C. Rhodes Estate, E8 Aug 10, 2018
8 Ms Maddie G. Castle Mini Plot N4 Aug 10, 2018
7 Ms Sue H. Cordwainers E8 Aug 10, 2018
6 Ms Anna M. Cordwainers Community Garden, E8 Aug 10, 2018
5 Ms Esther A. The Growing Kitchen and Wenlock orchard, N1 Aug 10, 2018
4 Mr Gerry T. Daubeney Community Garden E5 Aug 07, 2018
3 Mr Neil W. N15 Aug 06, 2018
2 Miss Natalie M. Cordwainers Garden Aug 06, 2018
1 Ms Kate P. Aug 05, 2018

 

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Nearly half of 11 year-olds in Hackney are obese or overweight and junk food is, of course, part of the problem.  We all know that we shouldn’t eat junk but we still eat junk so how do we resist? Our scheme, Not What You Get,  doesn’t tell children how to eat healthily.  Instead we look at how powerful advertising is in persuading  children to make unhealthy choices – through branding, packaging, product placement, games, cartoon characters and so on. Our idea is that if children could recognise and question how they are targeted, the strategies food companies use to get them to buy and eat their food and how they don’t tell them the whole truth, they might just make different decisions. To be honest, we wanted them to be a bit indignant about how they are used by the food industry and once we showed them how advertising can be misleading they said they felt ‘betrayed’ by ‘false’ advertising and want to make changes – for advertising to be more honest.  We’re not saying everyone is going to stop eating crisps or chocolate, but that if they can recognise the subtleties and subterfuge of advertising strategies they will be better equipped to decide what to eat.

We have developed lesson plans and teaching materials if you would like us to run a class or classes in your school or youth club.  More information here: NotWhatYouGet Programme1  Email hello@cordwainersgrow.org.uk if you would like more information. 


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