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Greening & Growing Communities

About

We are a registered charity advancing the quality of life for disadvantaged communities. 

We launched in London’s East End and are now reaching out to many London boroughs with ambitions to establish our gardens UK-wide.

Our current remit supports social housing estate tenants to create and enjoy their own community gardens.  We plan to launch 600 UK-wide annually.

Community gardening

Our social impact

We believe that communities possess the solutions to the challenges they encounter. In all of our endeavors, we strive to generate opportunities for community members to provide guidance and actively participate in our projects. As a result, we have engaged with approximately 22,000 individuals through community outreach. From the inception of ideas to shaping the implementation of projects, the voices of community members play a central role in informing our actions.

We are here to work with you.

10,000 residents

have been contacted to seek their views on recycling.

11,000 people

told us how much fresh healthy food they eat regularly.

450 residents

have been assisted to design new community gardens.

500 residents

have benefited from our garden workshops.

109,000 people

have visited our community gardens.

We would love to hear about you or your community so please get in touch!

Established in 2006, Seeds for Growth is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals in disadvantaged communities, primarily in London's East End. We tackle cultural, social, and health issues by establishing inspiring pathways for progression through the utilization of arts, technology, and action learning.
 

Our primary focus is on enhancing health, well-being, and facilitating access to outdoor community spaces. We envision a world where everyone enjoys optimal health, well-being, and fitness. We are guided and driven by our unwavering belief in and commitment to:

What we do

Greening communities gardening
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Quality

We strive for excellence through continuous improvement.

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Openness

We are committed to a culture of teamwork and collaboration.

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Participation

We value and recognise the fantastic contribution of Seeds for Growth staff, volunteers and trustees.

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Inclusiveness

We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.

Our objectives

  • Promote the educational advancement of individuals in disadvantaged communities to enhance their social, health, and economic circumstances

  • Provide support for unemployed individuals, fostering increased self-confidence to facilitate their entry into the workforce or the establishment of their own businesses

  • Enhance health by offering dietary information, identifying local sources of fresh food, and promoting exercise

  • Advocate for the conservation, protection, and improvement of the physical and natural environment, while also encouraging recycling and sustainability practices

  • Create training materials that aid in the rehabilitation of current and former offenders

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Our current project

Greening Communities
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Greening city spaces brings about a multitude of benefits that positively impact both the environment and the well-being of urban inhabitants in the following ways:  

  • Air Quality Improvement: Green city spaces absorb pollutants and release oxygen, contributing to better air quality.

  • Temperature Regulation: Vegetation in urban areas helps reduce the urban heat island effect by providing shade and regulating temperatures.

  • Mental Health Benefits: Green spaces offer opportunities for relaxation, recreation, and stress reduction, positively impacting the well-being of urban residents.

  • Community Building: These areas create a sense of community, fostering social interaction and connection among city dwellers.

  • Biodiversity Support: Urban greenery serves as habitats for various plant and animal species, contributing to biodiversity.

  • Quality of Life Enhancement: Integrating green spaces into cities enhances the overall quality of life for residents, promoting sustainable and resilient urban development.

"Thank you for the opportunity to help with the Community garden - we all enjoyed it a lot. We hope to work with you again in the future.”

Richard, General Manager - DoubleTree by Hilton London ExCel

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