A community initiative aimed at securing a long-term lease for the gardens and the factory building site. Scroll down to find out more and join our mission!
What are we doing?
The Factory site - a key part of the running of the Meanwhile Gardens - doesn't have a lease. This puts it in danger of being lost. This is our plan:
Spread the word
Get the community involved and rally support for more grassroots designed spaces.
Getting everyone involvedWe are holding social get togethers, regular meetings, consultations and a big September Garden event!
Secure the leaseIn the Autumn of 2019, we aim to present the vision of the factory site to the council in the hope that they will grant us the land. We can then begin to fundraise and make our vision a reality!
Long-Term AimOur long-term aim is to bring back community engagment, what we want is a "garden at the heart of our community" which everyone is able to enjoy. We want our beautiful, peaceful oasis to serve the community whose energy and vision has made our whole project possible. Get involved to see how together we can make this happen.
What ... When ... Where ... How
Below are some ways you can get involved.
Come to an Event
click on dates for more info.
Open Evening at the Factory Building - Our future
Join us for an evening of discovery, discussion and deliberation about the future of the gardens and the Factory Site. Refreshments, eats, and the Metronomes will be performing to keep us warmFactory Building
156 - 158 Kensal Road W10 5BN
Wed 6th Nov
18:00 - 21:00
Comment on our Wall
We want to know what you think, if you can help or have any questions please get writing below.
Join our mail list
Grow Meanwhile needs your support. Our vision for the future is to create a thriving community garden in the heart of the community.
We are raising money to make a short promotion film, flyers, t-shirts and so we can hold public events.
Meanwhile Gardens Community Association is a Registered Charity, number: 296921.
Donations via Paypal, no account needed, or
Duncan donated £50.00 on the 03 Jan 2020"I am hoping my donation will be used to improve the gardens (rather than films and flyers) - I think it is a great space and hopefully we can continue to make changes which keep it clean and welcoming."
Jacob donated £10.00 on the 18 Jul 2019"We love Meanwhile Gardens, a brilliant community initiative for everyone to enjoy!"
Lizzie donated £20.00 on the 17 Jul 2019"Meanwhile is wonderful. Let's keep it as it is for everyone, always."
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Grow Meanwhile - what have we achieved after year 1 of the campaign and where now?
1-year on - we celebrate all we have achieved, we remember the Grenfell victims to whom we owe our current success, and we look forward to what we have to do nextPosted on 17 Feb 2020 by Tony
Our history and our current campaign for the Factory
Our tenure at the Factory building continues to be precarious - this cannot last.Posted on 28 Jul 2019 by Tony
Community Empowerment & Community Gardens
What is empowerment and why is it at the heart of our vision for the garden?Posted on 17 Apr 2019 by Tony
Where we've got to & how you can help
We've met lots of people, we've got the word out ... we now want to bring those people together in various ways, to continue the conversation.Posted on 14 Jul 2019 by Tony