A Field in New Cross

The Field is a community project designed to create a new public garden space on the west side of New Cross. The team behind the vision want to convert a Queens Road garden into a place with facilities to support local self-organised activities, events and projects.

They explain:

This isn't just a community garden! This is an experiment in the act of collectively creating new common space, in negotiating its use, how its run and maintained so it can to meet the diverse needs and interests of everyone who uses it.

  • We will build a workshop to host practical events, classes & projects.
  • The workshop will be a resource with the tools for people to make, repair & experiment.
  • A glasshouse will provide space for group meetings & classes, as well as for growing.
  • An outdoor kitchen will make neighbourhood meals, events and People's Kitchens possible.
  • We will create growing spaces to experiment with urban agriculture methods, including a roof-garden.
  • A covered social area will be created for us to meet, for public events, performances, film screenings and parties.

They are half-way to their fundraising target of £10,000 and you can find out more and back the project here.