Eat Wood Green
A brand new community garden and food growing space.
Project update – summer 2023
We've been working closing with the Ubele Initiative and Black Rootz over the past year to develop the Eat Wood Green project. Architecture firm 'PUP' are creating an innovative and exciting design which responds to the opportunities and challenges of the site, and will deliver a treasured new community space by summer 2024.
The Ubele Initiative and Black Rootz are creating a plan for the various activities that will be taking place on site once it is open. These will include volunteering and training opportunities, work with local schools, community cooking classes and much more!
We have engaged with local residents during the design process, and wider engagement is due to take place shortly. Please watch this space for updates
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What is Eat Wood Green?
A new community garden and food growing space is coming to Wood Green. The proposed location is a currently underused area of Bury Road car park, just off the High Road.
The Eat Wood Green garden will create exciting opportunities for local residents and businesses to get involved in the cycle of food growing, add much needed green space to the town centre and help address deep-rooted anti-social behaviour issues which currently affect the site.
This project is part of a wider network of regeneration projects in Wood Green which seek to transform the town centre into one of the most liveable in London, creating positive change centred on the needs of residents and businesses.
Eat Wood Green will become a focal point of community activity. People will be encouraged to plant, harvest and eat together, to grow a more positive future for Wood Green.
Working in partnership
The garden is being delivered by a partnership made up of Wolves Lane Community Nursery – represented by The Ubele Initiative and Black Rootz, Haringey Council and the Future Wood Green BID.
The partnership will be working closely with local stakeholders including the residents of Page High Estate, local young people and town centre businesses to design and build the garden. PUP Architects have been appointed to lead the design of the garden, drawing on a wealth of experience with similar urban farming projects in London.
Funding is being provided by Haringey Council and the Mayor of London's new High Streets for All programme, which encourages post-pandemic high street recovery in local town centres across London.