Sanctuary Housing donated £1,000 from its Grand Ideas Fund to bring the entire community together in a six-week gardening club in Kingsmead.
Mabley Green’s Gardening Club
The award-winning local user group, Mabley Green, invited gardening enthusiasts to learn the basics of planting, weeding and caring for plants, while splashing colour into the green space by sowing seeds and scattering vegetables.
Damian Rafferty from Mabley Green said: “The gardening club has been a great success over the last six weeks – we received tonnes of interest and gardening help came in the shape of budding children, parents and older people.”
About Mabley Green
Since 2009, Mabley Green has been rolling out its green-fingered mission of creating flourishing spaces throughout Hackney’s highly populated communities. In 2011, the group, led by local residents, won a Royal Horticultural Society award for their gardening efforts.
Damian continued: “Bringing the community together and enhancing the green space right on their doorstep is what Mabley Green is all about. We want to involve local residents and help them put their mark on the beautiful meadow that’s a stone’s throw away and we are grateful to Sanctuary for its support.”
Jo Revett, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, added: “We’re thrilled to support Mabley Green in helping local residents make a positive mark on their neighbourhood.”
“It’s wonderful to hear how local residents are getting stuck into such a rewarding project. Not only are they receiving useful gardening tips, they’re also transforming their local community – well done to everyone who took part.”