“Green Forest Gate” is a collaborative project based in Waltham Forest between Loop Labs and Forest Gate Community Garden.
We awarded “Green Forest Gate” project a grant as it meets many of connecting people and places’s themes and priorities including well-being, collaboration, innovation and place making.
The project also focuses on young people, working class people and Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, which are some of the marginalised beneficiaries we want to reach.
Through a series of workshops for young people about environment and a celebration event, Green Forest Gate’s aims to extend the reach of the Forest Gate Community Garden by bringing the garden into the community. Green Forest Gate will engage students and the local community to design, create and build “in-between” spaces – such as green corridors – and new neighbourhood walking routes away from polluted roads. These workshops will link up and improve the accessibility of local parks and green spaces as well as galvanise the community through collective learning and action.