We were awarded £7,637 from the Greener City Fund Community Grants in January 2018.
Islington Council allocated us a plot of land in Whittington Park which has been transformed into a garden filled with vegetables, herbs and flowers, mostly planted from seed. The 4Hs stand for Hops, Herbs, Health and Happiness.
Islington Council also awarded us Local Initiative Funding to install paving. This makes the garden wheelchair accessible and easy for everyone to walk around.
“We are an Islington based educational charity providing outdoor learning sessions for children in parks and gardens. We recently started using the 4H gardens for our Know How Things Grow sessions for local schools.
The contained environment makes it ideal for this kind of work. We feel really blessed that the people who created and maintain the 4H garden are so willing to allow us the very great privilege of having access to this beautiful resource. The space is absolutely enchanting and it is a vital asset to the community.”
Director of Education at The Garden Classroom
"I'm constantly amazed at how the garden impacts the community and me.
I like the fact it's in my community, five minutes from my home. That it's providing something for people to enjoy."
Colleen, Gardening Volunteer.
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in what we do and
want to support our aims and can commit some of their free time to joining in and supporting our new community centre garden project.
What we are looking for:
1) Volunteers who can support older people attending our Monday to Friday Lunch Time Club to engage in gardening activities in our new 4H (hops, herbs, health and happiness) Community Garden.
2) Community Garden volunteers who can support us and contribute to the setting up, maintenance and development of our 4H community garden
We are looking for volunteers who;
Are reliable and have good time keeping skills
Have good communication skills
Are enthusiastic and keen on gardening
Are willing to learn with us
Can offer their skills and experience to enhance what we do
We will offer advice, support and training to carry out the volunteering roles.