London Design Festival – Fix Our City Exhibition

19 – 23 September, 2016 The Fix Our City exhibition, as a part of London Design Festival, is a week long exploration of “new approaches towards the roles of citizens and maker spaces in the transformation of city life.” The goal of the event is to examine through workshops and demonstrations real-life approaches to sustainable […]

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Summer Programme in the Walled Garden

Clear Village has been commissioned by Havering Council to run a programme for children during the summer holidays 2014 in the Walled Garden. The programme invites children to take part in a playful, inventive and unique experience of discovery about food.  They’ll learn how to grow it and how to cook some recipes, but more […]

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Focus on impact with +Acumen – by Robin Houterman

In my previous post I wrote about the increasing importance of measuring impact and how new technologies could support this. This post goes back to the practice of measuring impact and the methodologies for doing so. Five members of the CLEAR VILLAGE team, myself included, just completed the +Acumen “Making Sense of Social Impact” course. […]

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Measuring impact real-time: How new data technologies could help us demonstrate our impact – by Robin Houterman

As described in a recent Working Paper by the Third Sector Research Centre, third sector organisations are making more and more of an effort to measure their impact on individuals, communities and society as a whole. Presumably, as is suggested in the Working Paper, this is a result of an (perceived) increased pressure to demonstrate […]

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October 2013

PROJECT NEWS BEDFORDS PARK WALLED GARDEN HARVESTING VEGETABLES, FRUITS AND AWARDS In September, we were thrilled to receive a ‘thriving’ award in the It’s Your Neighbourhood programme run by the Royal Horticultural Society. We received 80 out of a possible 100 marks, leaving many more established gardens behind us. Having digested this good news, we […]

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The Walled Garden is harvesting awards

Not only are we harvesting the vegetables we sowed this late spring, we are now also harvesting awards! In September we were thrilled to receive a “thriving” award in the It’s Your Neighbourhood awards ceremony. It’s Your Neighbourhood is a grassroots community gardening campaign organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. The award recognises achievements for […]

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Schools Harvest Festival week

Almost 650 children aged 5 to 10, including 30 disabled children and young adults, visited the Walled Garden in Bedfords Park for our Harvest Festival week. The festival was jointly organised by Clear Village, the London Borough of Havering and Essex Wildlife Trust. We taught the children that the original carrot from Afghanistan was purple […]

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AUGUST 2013 NEWSLETTER

PROJECT NEWS SMALLWORKS VICTORIA SUCH A LOVELY CO-WORKING SPACE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF VICTORIA! More than 7 organisations are based full- time in the space together with community members from Vauxhall estate. Loads of activities are taking place in Small Works Victoria; from Wednesday’s film night, computer classes for adults, Photoshop workshops to sharing […]

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Big Dig in the Walled Garden

With the growing season upon us, the garden team needed to get the walled garden ready to plant. The polytunnel walls were recently refurbished by Havering Parks and made a perfect, protected space for garden seedlings to grow. Unfortunately, the area within the tunnels had been overrun with chest-high weeds and brambles, and our gardeners […]

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CLEAR VILLAGE HOLIDAY 2012 NEWSLETTER

HOLIDAY CHEER CLEAR VILLAGE SENDS WARM REGARDS Holiday Greetings from CLEAR VILLAGE! From meeting amongst stunning white-frosted trees in Bedfords Park to mingling for interviews with holiday shoppers and shopkeepers on Tottenham’s high street, from watching picturesque ice flows on Regent’s Canal to holiday celebrations and openings at Victoria and the Lime Wharf RECODE Gallery, […]

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The Walled Garden featured in the Ecologist

Freelance journalist, researcher and editor Laura Sevier has written an insightful article in The Ecologist about The Walled Kitchen Garden. The open-aired Lab took place in Bedford’s Park, near Romford (Essex, UK), and aimed to restore a neglected, walled kitchen garden for the community’s Food Growing. Clear Village provided staged actions and design advice that revitalised the garden and community. […]

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Join forces for the Walled Garden!

Join us or for an Open-Air Lab near London on september 22-28th! We invite all Clear-Village friends, members, experts and partners to participate in its first open-air lab near Romford (Essex, UK) to kickstart the restoration of an old neglected walled kitchen garden in a north east London village. Clear-Village is there to support a […]

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