Locavore Growing Project – News and Events

1st September 2021 – Funding from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust

We are so pleased to have been awarded a grant for £5000 from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust, to cover salaries for the Locavore Growing Project as we work towards expanding our network of partners and growing spaces. This is the second time Custom has received support from CFCT and we are so thrilled that

GARDEN HOLIDAY CLUB in the Locavore Community Garden

The Locavore Growing Project, in partnership with Martello Primary are pleased to announce that we will be delivering 4 weeks of fun and learning around food and wellbeing during the summer holiday. Booking prioritises children eligible for free school meals so if you or someone you know could use this, please get in touch asap! Tuesdays-Fridays

Partnering with the Beacon Plus

We are really pleased to be working with Beacon Plus again, offering work placements to the young people in their programme. Beacon Plus exists to increase the opportunities to access employment and develop skills for independent adulthood for a range of young adults whose statutory education was within a specialist setting. In the Locavore Community

The Temple of Poo

We are really pleased to be working with Cosmic Constructions in the Locavore Community Garden. The brief was to create an accessible compost toilet for the garden volunteers, boring to some, but Bean, Iz and their team work in an expansive and creative way, so are building the most extraordinary structure. Their process is incredibly

Wildlings Nature Experiences

WILDLINGS  🌱 🌱 has been developed by our very own Charlene Jones in collaboration with local forest and beach school leader Rachel Stevens (Holdfast Beach School). It is a forest school-inspired experience for children, a bespoke, child-led nature exploration group in the Locavore Community Garden. It will include lots of outdoor activities, crafting, learning and having fun.

10th February 2021 – I’m Sexy and I Grow It!

For LGBTQIA History Month, Custom & Folkestone Pride are giving away free grow kits for LGBTQIA folk! Each kit contains a variety of seeds & everything you need to get them started 🌱All you need is window light & love ❤️🌈🌈🌈 Made by Bean, who is a director of Folkestone Pride as well as being

22nd December 2020 – FUNDING UPDATE!

We are also thrilled to have received crucial funding from KENT RELIANCE PROVIDENT SOCIETY LIMITED Community Fund through Kent Community Foundation (KCF) – UK and from Persimmon Homes to fund the intergenerational outreach element of the Locavore Growing Project. We are working with Folkestone residential care home Brampton Lodge to create a working food growing space in their back garden. With

22nd December 2020 – Progress Update!

Thanks to support from UnLtd (The Social Enterprise Support Fund) and The National Lottery Community Fund , the Locavore Garden is now up and running. The garden, based at Martello Primary in Folkestone, is the hub space of Custom Food Lab’s Locavore Growing Project. We work closely with the school and are gradually welcome more and more members of