Community Garden

About this Challenge Team

The Community Garden Team aims to get children in the local Kensington and Chelsea area engaged and interested in gardening. We want children to know that you don’t have to have a large outdoor space to do gardening, and to educate them on what it takes to grow plants and where our food comes from.

To achieve this, we are creating our own at-home gardening kits to be sent out to children using contacts at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council. These at-home kits will contain the seeds and the soil and educational information on the seeds contained. All that is needed from the children (and their parents) is something to plant in (half a milk carton would work!), a windowsill to put the plants on, and patience! The children will learn about the plants they are growing, the biology behind plant growth, and the impact that home gardening can have on their environment.

We are running this scheme as a pilot to a small handful of children and will be assessing the success of elements of the project as we go, with a hope to launch through schools on a wider level once COVID allows next year.

Team Members

  • Liam Blyth (cohort 7)
  • Allie Gaines (cohort 7)
  • Tom Griffiths (cohort 7)
  • Caitlin Hinson (cohort 6)
  • Victoria Hoare (cohort 6)
  • George Horner (cohort 7) - Team Captain
  • Jake Lever (cohort 7)
  • Joe Peach (cohort 6)
  • Bethany Reyniers (cohort 6)
  • Will Scott (cohort 6)
  • Sam Willard (cohort 7)