Limborough Hub is a thriving integrated ‘grow, cook and eat’ community food and action hub that builds power and resilience of local people with a particular focus on and near the Burdett Estate in Poplar.
This unique site in East London provides a year-round education and action programme for local families and community groups, working together to grow, cook and eat in a way that is healthy for people and the planet. Social Housing Landlord Poplar HARCA owns and manages most of the social housing stock on the estate and has partnered with Wen to animate this bit of their property which consists of a community garden, greenhouse, Chelsea flower garden, community training kitchen, an established food pantry and a workshop space.
The training kitchen is a great space for cookery courses and workshops, where people can share knowledge and learn new skills. External groups can also book and use the space. It provides vital space for asylum seekers to cook culturally appropriate food, who would otherwise not have access to their own cooking facilities.
The beautiful garden is shared with Poplar HARCA for local residents to use. We host regular gardening workshops here in the greenhouse and garden. The indoor warm, colourful, friendly and flexible space is used for multiple purposes, for both regular and one-off community events, workshops and gatherings. This includes coffee mornings, gardeners meetings, and seasonal and cultural celebrations.
Two days a week the Burdett Football Club runs a community food pantry, offering low cost food to people on low incomes.
Find out more about Limborough Community Hub and upcoming events.