In February 2018 Kusuma Trust awarded a grant of £5,000 to Trees for Cities, an organisation aiming to improve lives by planting trees in cities. This grant was directed towards the organisation’s Edible Playground programme.

Edible Playgrounds transform school grounds into vibrant outdoor teaching gardens by introducing woodland, vegetables, fruits and other aromatic plants into the daily lives of pupils. The project that we supported was officially opened on 23rd May enabling the community of Christ Church Kensington, including two local schools and the onsite nursery and church, to transform an unused space into a food growing space for the education and enjoyment of the local community.

Since the opening of the garden, pupils aged 2-11 have been and continue to use the outdoor space for gardening or lessons outside, and various community groups contribute to the Edible Playground’s legacy as a valued shared space. Now that our funding has come to an end we wish Trees for Cities all the best in continuing the success of the edible garden.

You can read more about the opening of the garden here, more details of the edible garden project here and details of our other work with Trees for Cities here.