Last Friday a number of us from the Citizenship Foundation spent the morning sanding and varnishing at the Calthorpe Project, a community garden in London’s King’s Cross.
Few local residents have access to gardens, so the Calthorpe Project gives them somewhere to sit peacefully and the opportunity to grow flowers and vergetables. The project also runs events, such as summer activities for local children, and is open for anyone to visit. (More about the garden in this interview with Adam from the project.)
The Project is 25 this year, and on Saturday 26 September is holding a carnival to celebrate. Proceedings start at midday with a procession around the local streets, and will be opened officially at 2pm by the Mayor of Camden from 1984. The event will include music, dance workshops, arts and crafts and international food. For more information contact Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8LH; tel: 020 7837 8019; www.calthorpeproject.org.uk.