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 to build up a web of growing spaces with leadership from within the community.
It means so much when our funders really understand the issues we are facing, and our vision for addressing them. KCF’s Chief executive Josephine McCartney said:
“There is a recognised need for the community to understand that localised food production and food knowledge are intrinsically linked to a better future.
“Custom Food Lab’s project to develop interconnected growing spaces will benefit some of the most disadvantaged and isolated members of the community and we look forward to seeing the ongoing results.”