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4) TimeLine

GREEN ADVENTURE

Year Plans & Time Line


in black & gray - in original 5yr plan (drafted 1995)

in blue, additional comments

in gray - not achieved, IN YELLOW CAPITALS - OVER-ACHIEVED

Year
Organisation
Community Orchards
Box Scheme & LETS
Youth Work
NOTES

 

1
9
9
5

 

Set up as charity.

Complete Business Plan. Complete Job Descriptions & Contracts.

Acquire funding for 1.5 posts (Co-ordinator & Finance / Fundraiser)

First Orchard: Acquire permission to use land for planting. Camberwell Green Orchard got land & fence from Souwthwark Council

Identify possible partnerships & sources of funding.

Recruit Volunteers. Outreach & Publicity.

Research & feasibility study for Box scheme & LETS.

Contact organic wholesalers for box scheme.

Recruit Volunteers.

Pilot summer holiday project. Borrowed Southwark van, took 15 children on eco-trips: with no funding

GOT 3 YR CORE FUNDING FROM NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

Year
Organisation
Community Orchards
Box Scheme & LETS
Youth Work
NOTES

 

1
9
9
6

 

Look for office premises.

Get Van & Fax/email.

Consolidate fundraising.

Acquire funding for p/t outreach / admin post.

Fundraising for plants & visits to forest gardens. Begin planting. Maintenance. Continue outreach, involve local schools, playschemes & TAs.

2 ORCHARDS STARTED, 2 MORE PROPOSED + FOOD FROM GARDENS PROJECT Camberwell Green Orchard & Leaf Gardens started

Recruit Project Co-ordinator & Fundraiser. Publicize Box Scheme & LETS, outreach & recruit more volunteers.

2 Public meetings. Establish regular Box Scheme round. Box Scheme target for this yr was 1,100 boxes: 1,281 boxes were delivered, 181 over target

STARTED RECYCLING COLLECTION

Identify sources of funding for playschemes,get van & recruit volunteers.

GAYA business plan done but funding applications failed

SOME YOUTH ACTIVITY WITH NO FUNDING.

Fundraise for Easter Playscheme

Year
Organisation
Community Orchards
Box Scheme & LETS
Youth Work
NOTES

 

1
9
9
7

Fundraise for feasibility study for an energy efficient Community Centre. Indentify partnerships for communty building construction.

GOT SITE, ARCHITECT & PROJECT TEAM, FIRST APPLICATION TO SRB, OPEN DAYS

Establish Orchard. Consolidate Community guardianship.

STARTED FOOD FROM GARDENS PROJ. (10 sites), TWO GREENHOUSES, SOME WITH COMMUNITY CENTRES & SCHOOLS

 

Combine Box Scheme with paper recycling collection. Espand to two or more estates. Consolidate community ownership of scheme.   Box Scheme Income = £19,028 + 4,126 in LETS currency, supplied 32,000 bags of organic veg, fruit, eggs & bread to 120 local families

HELPED NEW BOX SCHEME TO START

Recruit temporary staff & Volunteers for playscheme.

Run mobile Easter Playscheme for 10 children (1 week)

RUN FIRST SUMMER PLAYSCHEME

WON 2 BT Environment Week Awards, for both orchards

click here to see 1997 Annual Report

Year
Organisation
Community Orchards
Box Scheme & LETS
Youth Work
NOTES

 

1
9
9
8

Fundraise for community building (to include GA office).

Design building with local community and other user organisations

Start building work

Second Orchard: Acquire permission to use land & identify partnership & sources of funding.BROCKWELL GREENHOUSES, RECRUITMENT STAFF, STARTED PROJECT

Run first Permaculture Certificate Course near new orchard site

INVITED TO TEACH ON COLLEAGUES' PC COURSES

Publish comparative study of the scheme and how it combines with LETS & paper recycling scheme.

Each year more boxes delivered, more bycicle deliverers, start to talk about moving office to nearby estate.

No playschemes, concentrate on fundraising for youth worker.

IF ANYONE FINDS THE ANNUAL REPORT FOR THIS YEAR.. PLSE LET US KNOW! (doing this from memory..)

WON the BRITISH URBAN REGENERATION ASSOCIATION AWARD! (BURA)also known as the "Regeneration Oscars"

GOT ANOTHER 3 YR CORE FUNDING FROM NATIONAL LOTTERY CHARITIES BOARD

Year
Organisation
Community Orchards
Box Scheme & LETS
Youth Work
NOTES

 

1
9
9
9


Building work

Establish second orchard as above with help of new certificate holders.

RUN FIRST PERMACULTURE COURSE + PEOPLE-CARE COURSE IN BROCKWELL SITE

Make direct links with organic farms to supply box scheme (there might be some in London by then) Brockwell Greenhouses start to supply Box Scheme with lettucesSame as above or concentrate on new building if necessary.

End of 1999 Stefania Strega (Co-ordinator and founder member of GA) leaves
Year
Organisation
Community Orchards
Box Scheme & LETS
Youth Work
NOTES

 

2
0
0
0

 

If the Brockwell Community Greenhouses are counted as the "community building" (they are, kind of), then we even achieved this...

Open new multi-purpose self-sufficient / energy efficient community building

Start to create forest garden for Community Centre One forest garden started at BrockwellEstablish Community Centre as meeting place for LETS & other community groups.Run junior permaculture courses in new Centre, use as base for playschemes Did many children's activities and a 'junior club' at the Greenhouses


 

The original 5 year plan (drafted 1995) ended here

Below is what (pieced together, plse DO send info if u have it), happened later ..

 



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