Social Life was commissioned to carry out a social impact survey of Grow Elephant, a community gardening project close to our offices in Elephant & Castle.
Grow Elephant is one of London’s first mobile gardens. At the time of the research, in July & August 2017, the garden was installed in the Elephant Park construction site on the New Kent Road - the site of the old Heygate estate. Alongside the garden there was also a community venue, the Tropics Cafe.
The report explores its impact as a growing project, a community hub and a unique venue in the city.
Grow Elephant is now looking for a new home in the local area so that it can carry on building on the community energy and local relationships that it has helped to nurture.