Edible Garden Project
SHARED EARTH PROJECT
THE EAT N17 PROJECT AT THE ANTWERP
We will teach people how to grow food and how to build an edible garden for small spaces. This project will help develop a new Antwerp Garden. The first workshop took place in the new community space, built at the rear of the Antwerp Arms.
The EAT N17 PROJECT offers local people, schools and families a greater share in their local land for crop growing. This helps people who have little access to land or who don’t have the necessary growing experience.
EAT N17 is being developed as a partnership project with:-
The Antwerp Arms Association
North London’s first community owned pub. The pub runs a project serving free healthy lunches and picnics to families and people in crisis. They will also use the fresh fruit, veg and herbs grown on this project in their lunches and distribute any surplus to those who need it.
Shared Earth Projects
This is a developing community interest company and social enterprise, set up and run by the professional gardening team from Back To Earth Projects and Rockstone Gardeners. They developed and built the Harmony Gardens at Broadwater Farm Community Centre. They run various local community food growing and gardening projects and are presently developing community growing spaces in this area for everyone to share.
Robbie is a Master Gardener and professional trainer, who studied at Capel Manor Horticultural College in Enfield. He now works running garden projects in local schools and with Partnership in Care in both Haringey and Enfield. Robbie is a lifelong gardener who creates and designs gardens, but also specialises in growing seasonal and exotic vegetables in small spaces. Robbie is also a graphic designer, chef and radio DJ.
Martin is a lifelong gardener and horticulturalist was brought up and trained on a plant nursery and market garden from childhood. He has successfully grown a wide variety of flowers, fruit and vegetables all his life. Martin has a long and successful track record in the voluntary sector, creating, funding, designing and managing a succession of successful charity and social enterprise projects in London over the last 35 years.
These organisations support many families and people experiencing homelessness, long term unemployment and/or extreme poverty in Tottenham. They want to offer local food growing and food production skills training and a share of the crops they help to produce to their many clients.