Creating a green haven for the community. By the Community
Core Landscapes transforms underused land in deprived urban areas into hubs for community engagement through horticulture, design, workshops, training and events – improving mental and physical health, overall wellbeing and community cohesion. We currently manage our roof garden, garage garden and street level garden, 7 tree pits and 7 street planters below the roof garden, and a 60m long meadow strip and community orchard in nearby Homerton Grove – and are creating a new 1600m2 community garden behind St Barnabas church next door to Core Arts.
Core Landscapes began in 2009 as a “meanwhile” project and we’ve relocated 4 times across 3 boroughs in the last 10 ten years using temporarily available land; Harvesting and diverting rainwater, composting, greening up organically and using solar powered irrigation systems wherever we’ve been based.
Core Landscapes is a Core Arts project: a not-for-profit Social Business that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning. Core Arts provides quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfil their potential and participate fully in their community.