Cultivate Create

Cultivate Create is a new creative growing project for North Kensington families with a focus on wellbeing and emotional resilience. It will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for families who have been impacted by the Grenfell Tower Fire – the effects of which have been compounded by the pandemic – in which to be creative and connect to nature.

The programme will be delivered between March and October 2022 to coincide with the eight-month growing season. Families will work with a Creative Gardener and an Assistant Creative Gardener to cultivate an edible garden and nurture the bio-diversity of ACAVA’s Maxilla Walk Studios yard and the adjoining Maxilla Forest School Garden in innovative ways. In the second half of the season, the group will harvest, cook, and eat edible produce together, which will include opportunities to invite the wider community to celebrate the project's achievements.

In addition to preparing, planning, sowing, growing, harvesting, cooking and eating produce, each session will include a making activity to enhance the garden. Examples: design creative ways to harvest water, create garden sculptures for climbers, collect seeds to make seed bombs, etc.


Book a place

If you were unable to attend our taster session, but would still like to be involved in the project, please fill out this form to book a place.

This service has been funded by the North Kensington Recovery Programme as part of its Self-Care offer, known as Healthier Futures.