Young people in our opening cohort of The London Green Champions project have been working hard volunteering at the Nomadic Community Gardens in Stratford. 

Throughout the project, our London Green Champions have been exploring their local green spaces and the communities that help to maintain them. Community gardens are an important asset to London's communities. They provide a shared space for people to come together and learn new skills, eat healthier and take ownership of their local environment. 

The Nomadic Community Gardens are unique as they periodically relocate to suit the needs of the community. The gardens are built on mobile pallets and are moved, to temporarily occupy abandoned or pre-occupied building sites across London. They become an interim multi-use site, open to all, where people can share music, create, volunteer and learn more about each other and the natural world. 

Our young people helped Jimmy, the organiser of the gardens, to repurpose waste material to create eco-friendly pathways for visitors of the garden. They used their newly developed media skills to capture photos of the wildlife and interview Jimmy about his work.

Keep your eyes peeled for more news as we look forward to continuing our work with Jimmy and other local community gardens in our future cohorts. 

Thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund and The Jack Petchey Ignite Fund for making these opportunities possible. 


Project: London Green Champions

Project Officer: Chloe Ly