Forest Gate Community Garden
We'd like to host events to bring the local community together, particularly involving; refugees and asylum seekers, people with physical or mental health issues, and the isolated elderly.
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About this cause
The aims of our community garden are to; create and maintain green spaces for wildlife, plants and people, to support enjoyment and learning about nature, to promote an inclusive community and nurture wellbeing. Situated in the heart an area of deprivation, the garden provides a haven for residents to relax, socialise and volunteer, as well as providing a space for local events.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Newham has had one of the highest rates of Covid-19, including the death of a much-loved GP which has hit the local community very hard. Our first event in December will be a celebration of the positive outcomes of the pandemic, including local support groups and food banks, as well as remembrance of those lost. Events in 2021/22 will enable the community to come together again and move forward.