The Nourish project

What is the Nourish project?

The Nourish project forms part of H&F Council’s fight to end food poverty and tackle the climate emergency in H&F. We have invested £2.3million of funding into the Nourish project, which is supported by a further £1.1million secured by the council from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund.

Through the Nourish project we’re working with our partners to bring greener, healthier and more sustainable improvements to the local community and open spaces with schemes on the Edward Woods and White City estates.

To find out what we are doing; what we can do to help you and how you can get involved see Climate and ecological emergency | LBHF

The Nourish Hub

The Nourish Hub provides a new community kitchen/ café, that is a space for residents to meet and also has a commercial kitchen, providing culinary training.

The Hub has been created by refurbishing a disused space on the ground floor of Swanscombe House at 1 St Ann's Road on the Edward Woods Estate. See the location on Google Maps. For more information about the refurbishment of the Hub building see Nourish Hub | RCKa

Eat. Meet. Learn. Get involved

The Hub is run by food charity, UK Harvest, and provides opportunities for local people to come together to cook, eat and learn about how to eat more healthily. Healthy food will be cooked and served daily on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. The hub will also offer learning and training opportunities to local people. For more information see Nourish Hub

To find out more about Nourish Hub cafe and cookery school please email info@nourishhub.org.uk or to register your interest in volunteering, email volunteer@nourishhub.org.uk

For updates about activities that will take place within the Hub. You can follow UK Harvest on:

Edward Woods estate – improving open spaces in 2023-24

We’re working with residents and Groundwork London to provide opportunities for food growing and to deliver ‘rain gardens’, also called ‘sustainable urban drainage’ schemes (SUDS), to stop localised flooding and improve air quality across the estate. Groundwork are aiming to start works in 2024. For more information see NOURISH - Groundwork or contact Harj Nijjar at Harjinder.Nijjar@groundwork.org.uk or 07999 408 188.

Groundworks Green Team – get involved

The Green Team provides support, training and work experience to help participants improve their landscaping skills, and employability whilst working on a real-life community projects. For more information see Green Team - Groundwork

Nourish White City estate – rain gardens project

By January 2021 Groundwork London delivered ‘rain gardens’ - Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems schemes across the White City estate to improve climate resilience and air quality, as well enhancing green spaces. The areas were then handed back to the council in summer 2021 to maintain in the future. For more information see NOURISH - Groundwork

Nourish project awards

The Nourish project has been awarded two New London Architecture (NLA) Awards in the Learning and Community Prize categories. Read more about the awards.