PRESS RELEASE: SEEDS FOR GROWTH TO REGENERATE ISLE OF DOGS COMMUNITY GARDENS

SEEDS FOR GROWTH TO REGENERATE ISLE OF DOGS COMMUNITY GARDENS

  • London-based charity, Seeds for Growth, is regenerating seldom used land on social housing estates and creating two new community gardens in the Isle of Dogs in early 2020.
  • The charity identified underused land in housing estates and supported the tenants to create new community gardens to sit and chat, children to play safely and for growing flowers and food.
  • The gardens will be launched, for everyone to use, in Spring 2020.

London-based charity Seeds for Growth will be regenerating the Spinnaker Community Garden (E14 8LQ) and Alexander Community Garden (E14 8PT) early in 2020 alongside local tenants.

The charity contacted the tenants and found that 88% of Spinnaker House tenants and 80% of Alexander House tenants wanted a new community garden to be created on their waste land.

Gregory Cohn, Chief Executive of Seeds for Growth, said:

“We are creating new community gardens by making good use of waste land to provide great new spaces for tenants to sit and chat to their neighbours, for children to play in safety and somewhere to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables. The gardens will also create a great new wildlife habitat.”

To find out more, visit www.seedsforgrowth.org.uk

Contact Chief Executive, Gregory Cohn, on gregory@seedsforgrowth.org.uk

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About Seeds for Growth

Seeds for Growth was established in 2006 by people in Tower Hamlets who volunteered in projects to improve health and well-being, particularly for the Bangladeshi community.  In 2012 Seeds for Growth expanded its remit to projects in the Criminal Justice Sector.

Seeds for Growth has established food co-ops, school fruit tuck shops, encouraged convenience stores to sell more fresh food, supported unemployed people into work, regenerated community gardens and much more

 

Gregory Cohn

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