MCP’s growing project is an exciting and participatory horticultural project that supports the health and wellbeing of residents on the Mayville Estate.
We currently have 12 growing plots and a diverse group of growers – we provide the tools, knowledge and start-up equipment to our grower’s who often have limited space or knowledge or who live in properties that don’t have gardens.
Our project is therefore a vital resource in the communities that we work in: we provide a calm, warm and supportive atmosphere for grower’s to flourish in, we help grower’s get started, we bring residents together who normally wouldn’t interact and we support the overall wellbeing of our growers.
Over the following months and years, we plan on growing and maintaining our gardening spaces as part of a circular system http://www.wrap.org.uk/about-us/about/wrap-and-circular-economy: where compost is made from the Centre’s organic waste, where water is collected in waterbutts and used in place of the mains water supply, and a strong learning and educational programme which extends far beyond our growing community.
We pride ourselves on out participatory approach to our project and if you’d like to get involved with this project, please get in touch with Mus Korel, our Gardener, on 07511 522 341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .