KEEP GROWING

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Hello!

For over 10 years Wen has supported local residents and community groups grow their own food and support each other green Tower Hamlets.  We can’t come together in person at the moment, so we have launched our ‘Keep Growing’ campaign to support you to keep growing, despite the challenges.
 
We are not alone –  people all over the country are recognising the importance of creating access to fresh fruit and vegetables and local food security.
 
If you are one of our new growers who signed up to receive your growing starter pack, please read on for the full instructions on how to care for your plants, and how to support the project.
 
 
Happy growing!
 
Maddy, Clyo and the whole Wen team

Starter packs next steps

We know that its hard to get soil and seeds required to get started now so we offered local residents a free starter pack –  we had 700 people sign up in 5 hours!

If you have received your pack, you can find all the information you need on how to care for your plants here. We will also be hosting an online Growers Question Time at 3pm 24th June. Book your free place HERE

TAKE THE NEXT STEPS

Keep Growing with Clyo!

Clyo has been sharing her top tips for growing with a series of blogs and videos. Read Starting from Seed, Planting Out,  Natural Pest Control and Square Foot Garden

Clyo's keep growing videos

Grower’s Question Time

Join our expert gardeners to ask all your food growing questions!
 
Over the coming weeks we will be hosting regular Grower’s Question Times on Zoom.  Find out when the next session is and book your place.
 
Book your place

Free Resources

Top tips for growers on how to get your seeds off to the best start and take care of them through to harvest. Plus local information, recipes, workshop plans and lots more! We are filling this page with our resources now, so keep checking for more.

How to Grow resources

Can you support this work?

Each of the starter growing packs costs about £2.50 and we want to keep providing resources and support through to harvest. Can you chip in to help grow the project? 

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Keep in touch!   

Sign up to our newsletter to get regular growing tips, events, and resources. We’d also love to see your Keep Growing journey – so take a selfie with your seedlings as they grow and post it using our hashtag #KeepGrowing and tag @Wen_UK on Instagram and twitter and we will share!

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meet the team

MADDY EVANS, LOCAL FOOD COORDINATOR

Maddy has lived in London for 10+ years working on social and environmental justice projects. She’s a keen gardener, walker, and advocate for the wellbeing benefits of nature.

 

 

 

CLYO PARECCHINI, LIVE WELL COORDINATOR

Clyo heads up Wen’s Live Well cooking and food growing courses in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Classes explore in a practical way how diet and lifestyles has an impact on the planet. Attendees learn and try new plant based recipes, spend time in the community garden and enjoy a delicious lunch. 

2 thoughts on “KEEP GROWING

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    Beate Herrmann says:

    Hi, I’m interested in the photo project but most of what I grow is not from your seed pack. Does that matter? Can you tell me more about the project please?

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