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Imagine & Create Your Community Garden - Workshop

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161 Graham Road

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Workshop for Hackney Central local residents to brainstorm, discuss and find consensus on the new community garden design and program.

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INVITATION TO IMAGINE & CREATE TOGETHER

Dear neighbour/ Hackney resident!

We are the Garden of Earthly Delights, a community garden previously situated at 231 Graham Road. As the Hackney Council is now redeveloping the site to build a second entrance to Hackney Central station, they have supported our move to a new temporary site just up the road, located at 161 Graham Road.

Our vision is to create a new community garden in an unused concrete space in Hackney Central, a dense and polluted area in our borough. We will aim to foster a deep connection to nature and will provide opportunities for local people to spend time in a garden, learn to grow plants, gain skills in carpentry, permaculture and enjoy arts & crafts.

We want the garden to be for the community and created by the community therefore we would love for you to be part of this process.

This workshop is part of a Garden Community Assembly aiming in bringing together local residents and organisations to give ideas on the new garden's design and accessibility, its ethos and program. We will then put these collective ideas into action inviting you further to help make them happen if you wish to.

Workshops are open to everyone interested to connect to the local community and the new garden - no knowledge or experience required.

The first series of workshop will run on:

SATURDAY, April 24th at 12:00 AM -13:30 PM, IN THE GARDEN, following Covid regulations (sign up here)

TUESDAY, April 27th at 7:30-9:00 PM, ONLINE

WHAT TO EXPECT?

You will be invited for collective visualisation "From empty concrete space by the busy road to...?" on a zoom meeting. You will receive the invitation link via email couple days before the event.

PART 1- We will help you to form your vision by guided meditation and introduction to permaculture with notes on land & food justice and grassroot activism.

PART 2- Design activity in groups. Creating a list of values, function & activities of the new Garden of Earthly Delights.

PART 3 - Individual design activity. Drawing the new garden on the map. What essential or desired elements you will put on it?

WHAT'S NEXT?

We will process all the ideas and invite you to the final Community Garden Assembly in last week of May. The results of previous workshops and visits to the garden will be shared, discussed, and voted on to reach collective consensus. This will give us a clear sense of what the local community wants to see in their space.

Participants will be invited to return to the garden in the future to help to build, to garden, to participate in activities or just to wander and enjoy the space.

Once the garden will be built we will then invite you to an open day to reflect on the process and what we have learned from it and to celebrate the garden and its new community.

FIND US & WRITE TO US:

https://www.instagram.com/gardenearthlydelights/

gardenearthlydelights@riseup.net


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