The Farm is building a new outdoor space for events and workshops in the woodland area.
Local people were asked to choose between various options inspired by drawings from E2 architect, Sarah Bland. The popular choice, to be nestled under the trees, is a stage with a unique canopy.
The Woodland Place will be built by volunteers led by Sarah in early October, using sustainable materials including a recycled Tetra Tile roof. In preparation, local residents, volunteers and cafes are rinsing foil Tetra Paks for re-purposing into 1200 tiles. Thank you! La Bouche, Frizzante,Tin Cafe, E5 Bakehouse, Climpsons, Bread Station and Footnote and you for your to prepare Tiles so far.
Once finished, the Woodland Place will be accessible to all and a space to reflect in nature, as well as join others in learning and play activities – increasing belonging and healthy living. Event ideas to run from questionnaires include bread making, cinema and foraging.
Come along to one of the following afternoons where we will be running workshops on preparing for the build:
Saturday 1st September, 1.30 – 4.30pm
Thursday 6th September, 1.30 – 4.30pm
Saturday 8th September, 1.30 – 4.30pm
We are also looking for volunteers to interview local people about outdoor play and learning, plan, promote and lead Woodland Place events.
Hope to see you at one of our sessions. For other dates and to register interest, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hackney City Farm are delighted to have received £13,426 for WOODLAND PLACE, from Postcode Local Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.