Initial planning meetings were organised by reaching out to existing network streams, at present we are a loosely formed group.
We agreed the need for a community led, ground up initiative to create a brilliant vision for the future of the gardens that incorporates the factory building site.
We discussed how we would motivate community involvement and spread awareness. So far we have held our Grow Meanwhile info stall at Meanwhile Gardens' plant sales, Golborne Road Festival and our Grow Meanwhile Community Picnic.
We ran an outreach Spring Survey talking to people in the Gardens, created the Grow Website, leaflets, posters and social media platforms and agreed a big September event.
We believe, together we can create a brilliant vision for the Gardens that is supported by the community and compels RBKC council to provide Meanwhile Gardens Community Association with a long term lease.
So far we have reached out to Trellick Tower RA, Metronomes Steel Pan Orchestra, Meanwhile Gardens' Play Hut parent members, Al-Manar Centre, users of the Skate Bowl and the general public.
We are currently planning a number of small Summer garden events and a big facilitated consultation September Event to have a serious and fun facilitated discussion developing on the work and ideas we have put together at that point.
We aim to have a Grow Project proposal ready for the RBKC council by late Autumn 2019.
There are many ways we welcome you to get involved or support us, please see our Get Involved section!