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Welcome to Grow2Know Donate
To bring placemaking and education projects to more people "Hands off Mangrove" Grow2Know Garden at
Shop Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Our limited edition t-shirt to help support our community projects
Welcome to Grow2Know Donate
To bring placemaking and education projects to more people "Hands off Mangrove" Grow2Know Garden at
Shop Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Our limited edition t-shirt to help support our community projects
Welcome to Grow2Know Donate
To bring placemaking and education projects to more people "Hands off Mangrove" Grow2Know Garden at
Shop Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Our limited edition t-shirt to help support our community projects
Welcome to Grow2Know Donate
To bring placemaking and education projects to more people "Hands off Mangrove" Grow2Know Garden at
Shop Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Our limited edition t-shirt to help support our community projects
Welcome to Grow2Know Donate
To bring placemaking and education projects to more people "Hands off Mangrove" Grow2Know Garden at
Shop Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Our limited edition t-shirt to help support our community projects
Welcome to Grow2Know Donate
To bring placemaking and education projects to more people "Hands off Mangrove" Grow2Know Garden at
Shop Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Our limited edition t-shirt to help support our community projects

Our Story

Building gardens to inspire, educate, & heal whilst empowering more diverse communities through horticulture

Based in West London, North Kensington, members of the community unified through guerrilla gardening as a way of healing in response to the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

With no plan or strategy, the community turned to nature to gather and unify in what was a baron, neglected and unloved space. A transformation occurred as people came together to dig, plant and discuss and the space came to be known as the Grenfell Garden of Peace. . Situated in Maxilla, in front of the Wall of Truth, this garden was a symbol of hope to many, as community members would walk past to share a smile, a conversation or to offer their time – often, five minutes would turn into ten, which would turn into an hour, which would turn into days. Phone numbers exchanged and a Facebook group created to update and invite people down to come together to the garden. The community would then go on to reclaim three more spaces – completely unresourced: Acklam Nature Project, Maxilla Nursery, Kingsnorth House.

It was the feeling of community, unity and healing that inspired the beginnings of Grow2Know, in late 2019, capturing and creating a legacy based on the community’s response to such trauma, tragedy and loss, but also to create positive change for future generations.

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Grow2Know_Our_Story

Based in West London, North Kensington, members of the community unified through guerrilla gardening as a way of healing in response to the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

With no plan or strategy, the community turned to nature to gather and unify in what was a baron, neglected and unloved space. A transformation occurred as people came together to dig, plant and discuss and the space came to be known as the Grenfell Garden of Peace. . Situated in Maxilla, in front of the Wall of Truth, this garden was a symbol of hope to many, as community members would walk past to share a smile, a conversation or to offer their time – often, five minutes would turn into ten, which would turn into an hour, which would turn into days. Phone numbers exchanged and a Facebook group created to update and invite people down to come together to the garden. The community would then go on to reclaim three more spaces – completely unresourced: Acklam Nature Project, Maxilla Nursery, Kingsnorth House.

It was the feeling of community, unity and healing that inspired the beginnings of Grow2Know, in late 2019, capturing and creating a legacy based on the community’s response to such trauma, tragedy and loss, but also to create positive change for future generations.

 

Our Aims

Planting the seeds in the minds of young people

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Grow2Know’s heart lies in reclaiming space and reconnecting people with nature and each other. Putting community at the forefront in the creation of public, outdoor spaces, Grow2Know is pioneering a model that pivots on consultation, collaboration, and place-making.

Building partnerships to activate spaces, the grassroots non-profit is committed to inspiring a culture change to implement more sustainable systems that promote biodiversity, circular economies and regenerative practices. Grow2Know is on a mission to inspire, heal and educate through horticulture – embarking on a journey to make gardening more inclusive and nature accessible to all.

Grow2Know’s heart lies in reclaiming space and reconnecting people with nature and each other. Putting community at the forefront in the creation of public, outdoor spaces, Grow2Know is pioneering a model that pivots on consultation, collaboration, and place-making.

Building partnerships to activate spaces, the grassroots non-profit is committed to inspiring a culture change to implement more sustainable systems that promote biodiversity, circular economies and regenerative practices. Grow2Know is on a mission to inspire, heal and educate through horticulture – embarking on a journey to make gardening more inclusive and nature accessible to all.

Our News

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We are always talking about what matters to us and are frequently in the press. We also write a blog to help connect people and share great ideas with a wider audience. Please feel free to get in touch, we are happy to help share thoughts through our community and help collaborate on really great ideas. Here’s the latest from our blog. 

Hands Off Mangrove

Grow2Know is spreading its roots to The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 – with a unique garden design...

Whose London: Tayshan Hayden-Smith

Guardian17th October 2020: Designers have taken inspiration from the great outdoors this autumn, turning to all-weather clothes, smocks...

Hands Off Mangrove

Grow2Know is spreading its roots to The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 – with a unique garden design...

Whose London: Tayshan Hayden-Smith

Guardian17th October 2020: Designers have taken inspiration from the great outdoors this autumn, turning to all-weather clothes, smocks...