Community Gardening and Cooking in and around New Cross
Did you know there is currently funding for both Gardening Projects and Community Projects available through Lewisham Homes?
‘Lets Get Gardening’ Fund to develop community gardens, food growing areas, hanging baskets, wild flowers etc
Its a very simple application all you need is two named Lewisham homes residents on the application to express interest.We would love to see more planting in the New Cross area either for food growing or for wildlife. Could you continue 1000 Sunflowers for New Cross where you live?Deadline Monday 17th February
For further Question call Lewisham Homes Community Involvement: 0208 613 7664
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Community Fund 2014
Got an idea that will improve the community, environment or safety in your area? Apply for a grant of up to £5,000 from the Lewisham Homes
Community Fund 2014.Last year, the Community Fund helped kick-start 16 local projects, ranging from street dance lessons in Sydenham, a business enterprise course for young people, improving the Heston Nature Garden, sporting activities for 8-14 year olds in Deptford to a family and neighbour activity weekend for residents on the Kender Estate.What you need to knowYour project must benefit Lewisham Homes’ residents, and meet one of
the following criteria of:
* Improving the community
* Improving the local environment
* Improving safety in the areaApplications open 3rd March and closing date 14th April
Would you like Grow Wild to deliver workshops? These could be community cooking sessions, pick and preserve workshops or something else!
Get in touch with Sarah at Grow Wild if you would like to discuss either of the above firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow Wild is a community food growing, cooking and sharing project in New Cross and the surrounding areas. Grow Wild is out to make a difference by working in partnership with local organisations to initiate and run community food growing and cooking activities.
On Monday 16th December the Hill Station will be running a Christmas Lunch for any local residents who work from home and would love to have a Christmas Social! Get your ticket here
Starting at 12noon we will offer:
* A welcome drink and nibbles
* A seasonal starter
* Christmas meal complete with all the trimmings
* Christmas pudding and mince pies,
* Coffee and chocolates.
and yes there’ll be crackers and silly hats and some live music.
Vegetarian option available (state when booking)
The price for the set 3 course meal is £18.00 (or £30 for two or more people booked in as a group) and you will be able to bring your own wine or beer for a small corkage fee.
This will be a great opportunity to network with other local home-workers and share some seasonal spirit – or at least show how happy you are that you don’t have to go to an official Christmas office party !
Booking is essential as we can only seat 60 guests. Get your ticket here
Dear Friend, we would like to invite you to a free communal meal in the heart of New Cross! This is an idea the New Cross Commoners came up with after our mapping project at Party in the Park.
The New Cross people’s kitchen seeks to create a convivial activity around food, from its collection, to its cooking and eating, in order to get in contact with different people and collectives from the New Cross area. The New Cross people’s kitchen will work by collecting food from local traders who donate it, by cooking and eating collectively in different venues (community kitchens) in our local area. The organisation of each event is open to anyone, it is done collectively and on a volunteer basis.
The people’s kitchen is simply an opportunity to have fun cooking and eating together, but also to meet each other and speak together about issues and topics concerning us as inhabitants of the south-east of London, to get to know local communities, to share and discuss issues and concerns in convivial settings, to fight food poverty without making charity, to create alternative possibilities for people to sustain their lives collectively, to give ourselves tools to fight gentrification and the privatization of the neighborhood and our lives by planning change collectively and from below.
To launch this project we are organising a first event/dinner for the 16th of November. This will take place in St James community centre, which is attached to St James’ Church (down the road known as St James just opposite New Cross Gate Station, Iceland and New Cross Learning). We invite anyone who wants to help with the cooking and preparation of the food to turn up at 5pm. We will start to serve food at 6pm.
We hope to see you there! 🙂
New Cross People’s Kitchen