A group of enthusiastic local volunteers are busy growing a great range of herb and vegetable seedlings at the Cultivating Kensington and Chelsea Market Garden site, on a disused railway platform at Kensington Olympia station, ready for the start of the new growing season.
Cultivating Kensington & Chelsea (CKC) is a charity that has been set up to promote community gardening and raise funds to support the Community Kitchen Garden scheme in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. One of the ways they raise funds, is through locally-grown plant sales..
Weekly plant sales will be held at: Olympia Kitchen Garden site on Saturdays from 8 April 2017 – 11 am to 2 pm (entrance on the Russell Road side of Kensington Olympia station)
Seedlings are priced very competitively and proceeds will benefit the 74 kitchen garden sites that have sprung up throughout the borough and help grow the project.
The project was started with an Innovation Grant from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea about three years ago and to celebrate its success the volunteers and trustees of CKC hosted a visit by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Nick Paget-Brown, Councillor Gerard Hargreaves, Cabinet Member for Civil Society and Lady Elizabeth Arnold, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London on 14 February at the Market Garden Site. CKC also recently launched its first grant scheme and awarded funding to seven Kitchen Garden Clubs in the borough.
For further information about the plant sales or the project please email email@example.com
For information about volunteering with CKC please email Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07542 718133