Education, nutrition & wellbeing

We engage people in hands-on, outdoor-based learning, linking food growing to healthy eating, helping people of all ages learn about and access fresh produce, and gain skills critical to a healthy lifestyle. Creating improved health through increased physical activity and access to green spaces for improved mental health.

Outdoor kitchen

We are working to enhance the outdoor kitchen and cooking facilities at the Salopian Garden. This will mean we can run enhanced projects to learn hands-on how to link food growing to healthy eating, helping people of all ages learn about and access fresh produce, and gain skills critical to a healthy lifestyle.

Thank you to Heathrow Community Fund who have made this possible.

This will mean that as many of our community members as possible can benefit from the ‘field to fork’ experience we offer at the Salopian Garden. We will create kitchen units specifically designed to be accessible to children, elderly community members, wheelchair users and others with limited mobility. We want everyone who would like to take part in on-site cooking activities to be able to do so.

In short, new kitchen facilities at the Salopian Garden will mean more local people will be able to gain new cooking skills and learn about both food growing and healthy eating. We will also be able bring more people together, more often. There is no better way to build community than through growing, cooking and eating food together.

CAFÉ CULTURE

With new Coronavirus measures in place we are looking at ways to re-start our community café with the Soup4Lunch team. Aimed at the over 60s people in our community. This was very successful and well received in 2019. We are very keen to establish it again and make it a permanent feature of life at The Salopian Garden.

Environmental innovation

We are consulting with other community gardens, organizations with outdoor kitchens, CL partners (Hen Corner & London Cooking Project), local chefs, innovators and environmentalists to make the facilities as innovative and environmentally friendly as possible. In particular, we aim to reduce reliance on gas and to instead use biofuel options. Further, where possible, we will use re-claimed materials in the build.

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