Cultivate Create

North Kensington
Since 2022
Programme participants gathered around a raised bed and planting seeds.

Cultivate Create is a new creative growing project for North Kensington families with a focus on wellbeing and emotional resilience. It provides a safe, non-judgmental space for families in which to be creative and connect to nature.

Since April 2022 families in North Kensington have been working with creative gardeners Romany Taylor and Mattie O’Callaghan to cultivate an edible garden and nurture the bio-diversity of ACAVA’s Maxilla Walk Studios yard and the adjoining Maxilla Forest School Garden.

November 2022 – March 2023

Families will continue to work with artist gardeners Romany Taylor and Mattie O’Callaghan over the winter months to grow winter vegetables, prepare the soil for spring, record and enhance seasonal biodiversity and build on the continued improvement of both the Maxilla yard and Forest School garden through creative making sessions.

 

April – October 2022

The participants worked with creative gardeners Gal Leshem, Mattie O’Callaghan and Romany Taylor to create raised beds, sow, plant and nurture an edible garden and the bio-diversity of ACAVA’s Maxilla Walk Studios yard and the adjoining Maxilla Forest School Garden. In the second half of the season, the group harvested, cooked, and ate edible produce together with the wider North Kensington community.

Cultivate Create is a partnership with the NHS North Kensington Healthier Futures.

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Cultivate Create winter sessions – Join today!

Join us over the winter months to prepare the soil for spring, grow winter vegetables, explore and improve seasonal biodiversity and build on previous work done to the Maxilla Walk Studios yard and Forest School garden, through creative-making sessions.