Crossfields Boxes Growing Kit

We are going to apply to for money from Lewisham Homes Community Improvement Competative Fund.

See here for details of this fund

After some thought and a few ideas being tried out  the idea we have come up with is:

Everyone on Crossfields Estate has a window box out side their flat. So what better way of encouraging people to start growing than by offering the first 100 residents who apply a ” Crossfields Boxes Growing Kit.”

These will consist of:

  • A Bag of Organic Compost big enough to re / fill a window box.
  • 2 Packets of seeds… One salad and one flower chosen to be suitable for window box growing.
  • A small watering can.
  • A packet of organic fertiliser.
  • A postcard with instructions on how to grow the seeds.
  • Help if needed to fill and plant the box.

This will be promoted through the Estate magazine “Crosstalk” and through an estate wide publicity campaign and leaflet drop.

We see this proposal as having the following advantages for the Community:

  • Visually improve the estate.. Lets as many boxes  growing as we can!
  • Encourage growing and gardening for people who might not otherwise try it.
    Particularly children who might not have any other opportunity to grow.
  • Interest people who might not think “Crossfields Green Spaces” is for them.
  • Promoting and getting the community interested in a Crossfields Green Spaces.
  • We might eventually be able to have a “Boxes in Bloom” Celebration of the “Hanging Gardens of Crossfields”!

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Crossfields Green Spaces

Greening, Growing, Having Fun!

Crossfields Green Spaces is a new group aiming to encourage and nurture the green spaces on Crossfields Estate.

We want to have fun while we grow things!

Wherever your interests lie…
whatever your level of skill…
no matter how much or how little time you have..

  • Meet New People.
  • Share  skills and interests.
  • Healthy excercise.
  • Grow your own satisfaction

How Would you Like To Grow?

We have lots of ways for you to get involved:


There are a variety of Allotments on the Estate: Let us know if you are interested and we can add you to the waiting list.

Mini Allotments:

We are keen to develop small growing areas for residents without the time or enthusiasm to take on the work of a full sized garden but who still want a small area to grow in.

Community Gardening:

Help look after our beautiful “Secret Garden” The Sue Godfrey Community garden is a haven for wildlife and a place to relax and enjoy. Look out for our series of Fun Work Days and come along and get involved in looking after this special place on our estate.

Food Growing:

We are developing the area next to the Sue Godfrey Garden as a food growing Project. A series of raised beds will offer an opportunity to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. We will be offering various workshops and fun activities for all ages.

  • Come Along to the next meeting…
  • Tell us what you think…
  • Email us here or leave a comment…             

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