Lewisham

Community mission

Spring Clearing

1 GoodGymer made their way to help the Coco Collective ITAL Community Garden in Lewisham.

  • Steve Lee
 
Sunday, 19th of March 2023
 
Led by Kim Parker

CoCo Collective is an Afro diaspora-led group using the processes of growing food as a way to educate, celebrate and connect to other sites and communities. CoCo Collective have just started an exciting new project in Catford - turning a disused part of an allotment into a place to grow heritage food and herbs, hold music and cultural events and run educational workshops on food growing and mental and physical wellbeing.

I arrived at their Catford site on Sunday morning (Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!) and was instantly made welcome and shown some of the great efforts that have gone into the site already since the ground clearing process in January. A small forest of brambles had been all but cleared, and today volunteer numbers steadily grew to take on turning and clearing the soil, building a greenhouse, preparing some raised beds and getting some composting underway.

Time flew by with lots of discussion about future collaborations with GoodGym, other amazing projects around London and even internationally, and all the upcoming work and projects on the site - I recommend this mission to everyone next time it appears on the GG website!

Report written by Steve Lee


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Kim Parker
Kim Parker
Monday March 20th, 2023 06:25

Great Report Steve - glad you enjoyed the mission

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