WINNER: Cordwainers Grow CIC
PROJECT: Hackney Herbal
Hackney Herbal is a project specialising in creative workshops and events which connect and inspire people around the extensive uses of herbs. We grow herbs in a patchwork of sites around Hackney supporting volunteers to get hands on horticultural experience. From these herbs we create unique seasonal herbal tea blends which are sold through local cafes. The proceeds from our tea blends funds the work we do in the community promoting good mental health and wellbeing through horticulture and craft. We work in partnership with the Centre for Better Health to provide regular courses at their community hub.