King George’s Field, Ealing
An edible oasis
The edible urban woodland at King George’s Fields is part of our fantastic partnership with Ealing Council, to transform local spaces into vibrant and engaging green places.
Over the course of two community planting days, we brought together over 700 volunteers to plant 20,000 trees. Volunteers from faith groups, community groups, volunteer networks and the local community came together to create a beautiful new woodland for all to enjoy.
We planted a variety of fruit trees to create a healthy food source for wildlife and human foragers. Plus, the woodland features exploratory paths, designed to encourage people of all ages to visit the park.
The project was a huge success thanks to wonderful volunteers from Team London, the Mayor’s volunteering programme, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force Wing, Sant Nirankari Mission and local community groups. Here’s what some of them had to say about the project:
It helps us get together as a community and work together, but also – very importantly – to work with the local communities as well. There are a lot of inter-faith organisations here, which is a great way to network and make new friends.” – Mudassar Ahmed, Director of Charities, AMYA
The reason I volunteer with Trees for Cities is that they care about the environment and the community at the same time.” – Tony O’Dell, Trees for Cities Volunteer