Would you like to live on a street where everyone has something to share and is open to lending each other a hand?
Plant some fruit trees or bushes
A couple of well cared for fruit trees can provide a community with plenty of fruit for a community’s juice, pie and snacks. Meet up with your neighbours and plant some for the years to come.
Honey bees have been kept in gardens for centuries. Practice skills you’ve learnt in Bee School and set up a hive at home. Swap your honey for neighbours’ produce, fruit or vegetables.
If you can imagine creating an Open Street on your road-- simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into one of the shops to explore your ideas.
On an Open Street residents can set up a number of small projects on the same street, from chicken coops, to garden plots, to orchards or beehives. By connecting these projects up to each other, neighbours have more opportunities to meet up and share their surplus. Would you and your neighbours be interested in setting up two or more projects from the list below?
Learn how to care for chickens at our Dagenham shop, build a coop and then keep chickens in your back garden. Swap your eggs for your neighbours’ produce, fruit or honey
Grow your own vegetables
Transform your local green into a communal veg garden. Share the surplus with neighbours in exchange for your neighbours’ eggs, fruit or honey
116 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9RL
Junction off Heathway and Arnold Road
In early spring we began planting on the green. For this session, we’ll be planting some leafy greens like kale and mizuna and harvesting some of the vegetables we planted. Join us for a relaxing dig, a chat and a cup of tea.