Please note that due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic CKC has had to postpone its plant sales and volunteering programme until further notice.

Cultivating Kensington & Chelsea is a volunteer-led project that was registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the Charity Commission at the beginning of 2016.  CKC’s volunteers grow herb and vegetable seedlings to sell onto community kitchen garden plot holders and the wider public.  The funds from the sales will support the community kitchen garden sites through the CKC Grant Fund.

Plant Sales are postponed until further notice

The Greenhouses are normally open to the public from 10-12 every Wednesday and the Olympia Kitchen Garden site is also normally open to the public between 11-1 fortnightly on a Saturday, both from early April, to sell seedlings to the public.  This year, sadly, we have had to postpone the plant sales because of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

It’s Time to Celebrate with the Big Co-op Payout

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps pay for local projects that its members care about.  Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-branded products and services goes to help fund community projects where they live.  In addition, all money raised from shopping bag sales goes to the chosen causes to help even more.

From Wednesday 20 November to Saturday 23 November, thousands of local causes celebrated with the Co-op and said thank you to its members for raising £17m and Cultivating Kensington and Chelsea was lucky enough to be one of them.


Cultivating Kensington and Chelsea hosted a Community Event in the Co-op King’s Road branch from 2 pm on Saturday 23 November.  CKC trustees were there to receive a cheque for £3776.40 from the Store Manager and the Community Fund Team and to say a big thank you to all the members who helped to raise this much needed funding.  The money raised will be spent on additional equipment to improve The Greenhouse site where all of the growing is done by volunteers



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