Locavore Growing Project – News and Events

Taking Root

Taking Root is a free ‘creative nature club’ for children aged 5-11 in the Locavore Community Garden. It is a core element of our upcoming programme of work Seeding the Commons. It runs 4 days a week for 4 weeks during school holidays and includes a healthy lunch and snack. Children spend time relaxing in

Easter Holiday Club

There are so many photos to look back on, so many people to thank and so many memories made at Garden Holiday Club that we didn’t know where to start so we’ve handed it over to our Holiday Club families! Because after all, it’s their Club and we have so much gratitude for their support

22nd April 2022 – Patchwork Farm

We are thrilled to have been awarded a £5,000 grant to kickstart our vision for a district-wide ‘patchwork farm’. The money from Kent Community Foundation (KCF) will allow us to deliver workshops and volunteer sessions about permaculture and organic food-growing practices. This will empower local people as we simultaneously work with the Feeding Folkestone network

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.