Central London may be overpopulated with bricks and mortar, but there’s a force far mightier and purposeful than the countless new developments, and that’s community gardens offering all residents and visitors some much needed green space and respite.
The Calthorpe Project is an inner city community garden and centre which exists to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of those who live, work or study in Camden and surrounding areas.
By managing this green space and community facilities sustainably, the King’s Cross-based community garden is providing a better local environment for all, delivering services including sustainable food growing and horticulture that improves the wellbeing of local residents, and provides opportunities for people to meet and take care of each other and the environment.
There are also activities for children and parents including a Little Green Fingers programme which provides gardening and environmental activities for under fives. The Calthorpe Project community gardens and cafe also plays host to a creche and parents co-working space.
As well as yoga and wellbeing classes, The Calthorpe Project has a visiting homeopath who offers health services at affordable prices.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea