The idea for the Horticulture Project was borne from the original consultation in 2012/3 when residents said that
- They wanted the green spaces looked after better
- They didn’t feel safe in the parks
- They wanted communal areas to be improved
- They wanted more opportunities for work in the local area.
We have identified the woodland, four gardening or growing projects in the HBL area and an orchard trail across the HBL area leading towards Brent Lodge Park and linking to other projects in the wider community. This is a project with huge potential for making change in the community physically and inspiring additional improvements throughout the community.
The recruitment for the 2 apprenticeships is now complete and initial work on the woodland has already taken place. We have a plan of action for the next three years!
a) Developing the Conservation Woodland area into an accessible outdoor wildlife classroom
b) Food growing project on Copley Close
c) Food growing project on High Lane
d) Hanwell Community Centre Memorial Garden revival
e) Orchard trail across the whole area
f) Food growing/ community garden project on Gurnell Grove (to be decided by residents)
HOW TO GET INVOVLVED!
Let us know what you think of the project.
Come to our planting days
Volunteer! Become a Horticulture Champion
Join our new Green Hanwell Committee
Are you interested in being part of the decision-making about how far this project could go? We are looking for enthusiastic and interested people to create a committee that will ensure that we retain the rights to the conservation land and our growing project in many years to come.
Get in touch with HBL at email@example.com for any enquiries.