About this cause
Hammersmith Community Gardens Association is a local environmental charity set up in 1984. We manage four community gardens in Hammersmith and Fulham. HCGA has a range of projects which include conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, health and wellbeing projects, environmental play schemes and environmental education in local schools. We assist local groups in the design, plan and management of their green spaces. We promote environmental sustainability within the borough and manage our sites to maximise biodiversity and encourage wildlife. We encourage people to be involved and caring in their local neighbourhood through one-off projects and long term developments. We seek to involve all sections of the community.
How this cause brings people in the community together
We have some current volunteers who are socially isolated older men who have low self esteem and little connection with the community around them. Many have skills which are of great benefit to the local community and when these skills are utilised, feedback tells us well being increases dramatically. The work of the group will improve local green spaces which will benefit the whole community.