How does your garden grow?
Peregrine Reception Centre provides temporary housing for homeless families. The Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project works closely with these families in lots of ways, with budgets, housing applications, benefits, health and wellbeing and any other issues they may need reassurance on.
They also run arts and crafts sessions with the children, and recently started a herb garden with the families after it was suggested by one of the residents.
The families have now grown tomatoes, butternut squash, cucumbers, peas, chillis and lots of different herbs. It’s been a great way to bring the families together, as well as giving an opportunity to teach the children about healthy eating. It has been very successful and they plan to make it a permanent feature.