Global Garden, Global Kitchen Crowdfunding to Grow Food and Community Pride

Published by: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gadens Date: January 15th 2013


Tottenham, a multi-cultural community of north London, will soon experience a growth spurt when it becomes home to the Global Garden, Global Kitchen, a community food hub where produce will be grown, prepared and distributed to locals by bicycle.

Part of the Selby Trust, the community initiative has already raised half of their £11,331 goal through a crowdfunding campaign on Spacehive .

Dexter Kelly, the initiative’s Project Manager and owner of the Holistic Kitchen Company and Successful Plate Ltd, said that the Selby Trust–a local community and social enterprise charity–plays an important leadership role in spearheading this community effort for a sustainable growing space.

Consistent with the Selby Trust motto “Many Cultures–One Community,” project plans include the transformation of the former school grounds of the Selby Centre into a community food garden with 40 raised beds, fruit trees, and a growing terrace as well as a kitchen for cooking classes. In the new culturally diverse space, local residents will learn to grow and cook a mix of produce that reflects Tottenham’s diversity.

More information about the project can be found here:

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