You know it’s time for a little clear out , when the source just contines to bless you with good tidings and smiles to last a lifetime , as we enter into a new chapter of the Punch and Juicy Journey , its time to priotise and re-organise .
Everything Davina , Everything, it’s time to get real
Maybe a good chance to start from scratch somewhat , call it the rebirth … of something that was slightly premature , a feel good concept that had a hint of “share the love” factor
But , as we all know – love doesn’t pay the bills
Admittedly , at one point we were doing more favour pop ups in desperatiion to keep the name in the pipeline , we seemingly lost the spark , disheartened by one too many false starts , we needed actual bookings that would sustain the future of our ultimate vision
To open a fully equipped and thriving Juice Bar that enabled us to transfer skills whilst being able to live happily ever after . Inherently too much self resourced community outreach could have had a part to play with our failing income …
I’d personally say … “Do share the love , when you’re in a position to do so !”
Glad to confirm lessons have been learnt and achievenments have been marvelled upon ,
I am now happy to offer a functional service that will create opportunities that will benefit everyone , including Punch and Juicy and the founders and staff thereof /thereafter .
Clarity of purpose is very important and with the odds now in Punch and Juicy’s favor
Aims have been raised , and it’s time to raise a bar or 2 … .
With our new delivery partners Revo Seccus of course , who will be facilitating our Root to Market workshops for budding entrepreneurs .
So , over the next few days I’ll be refining our new aims and objectives, editing the blog pages and generally getting rid of the old (slowly) to make way for the new (Surely)
.. But hey …We got Courgette Blooms Pt 2
Talking about Clear outs , I had a chance to pop into the Gardens to get my weekly dose of grounding and do a bit of weeding ..
A far cry from the world of Hashtags and Reshares .. it’s a really excellent place to be when the world starts to spin …
Even more so now we have sightings of a tiny tomatoe and Courgette blooms ,
Today I was joined by one of our budding fruiterers and aspiring Scientist Nayquan .. who brought 2 friends with him to start their own growing endeavour .. and told me quite respectfully , that he was not too impressed by my sparodic visiting times , which hindered him from watering his plants .. so there youhave it , we’ll need a gardener to join the team soon enough ..
He pops by every week since planting a few seeds a month ago …
I could see the happiness as he realised his food was starting to grow .. even more happier when I gave them a mini allotment box to guard over , which they immediately desnailed , deweeded and watered .. ( Thanks to Gabriel at Crisis Skylight Brent )
We then spoke to and about Snails with budding artist Emilia who released a fair few in a Tree , she told me proudly that she had learnt everything she knew about growing Potatoes in Poland ( all knowledge credited to her grandad of course …) and promised to decorate the raised bed because being good to Earth means we’ll be repayed with a good night sleep ( 10 year old Wisdom ) !
As we countdown the days to raise the pledges , it’s starting to feel a lot like a rubix cube … and I need a good nights sleep , so more grounding needed !
This chapter will need food , juice and a mammoth amount of energy to fullfill the expectatiom of everyone who has pledged /cheering from the sidelines at this point …
On that note : Let’s do the thank you credits
We would like to thank the following in raising to date £10,444 for the launch of Punch and Juicy Market Place and Juice Academy
Mayor of London
Grass Roots Forest School
Danny’s Kiosk (Harlesden)
Leeroy Simpson (HTT ? )
Inderpal Singh ( Who’s next foods , Harlesden )
Paula Tate ( Llyods Grocery ,Harlesden)
Afternoon Controller @Cheetah Cabs (Willesden )
Devon Morgan (Simply the Best Barbers,Willesden)
Gabriel Parfitt ( Crisis /HTG ,Harlesden )
Afternoon Reception (Crisis,Harlesden
Dj Laurie (Shepherds Bush )
Rasta that sells Plants (Shepherds Bush Market )
Jamal Edwards (SBTV)
Gloria Tate (Llyods Grocery , Harlesden )
Sis Israel (Harlesden)
Karen (Unique and Special Gift Wear )
The Elder in W12
Headley ( The Sorrel Man )
Churps Ice Cream
Lloyds Grandsons (Lloyds Groceries)
We still got a little distance to go and 80 days left – You can support s by heading over to www.spacehive.com/pjmp
If you would like to become a corporate sponsor or make a large pledge to our campaign , please contact Davina Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Wow, what an exhilirating experience , the Mayor of London has revealed his chosen 20 campaigns , each are in with a chance of gaining his support to launch their community projects .. and we’re one of them !
I was invited to my first Live PITCH AND PLEDGE event at City Hall .. on Tuesday and attended on Wednesday evening and the world hasn’t stopped spinning since , after hearing our project had gotten through to pitch ,Butterflies seemed to have taken residence in the pit of my stomach .
The brilliance of what lay’s hidden within the busy streets of London was evident and vibrated through the room as each Project had only 2 mins to Pitch their Projects/idea’s , great to see so many people creating new and exciting opportunities for their commnities and then some …. if not more ..
The truth is , it hasn’t been an easy journey but ultimately taking part has been a valuable toolkit for asking for what you need when no one else seem’s to be listening , I’ve encountered negative feedback and the non-believers , the worst kind of adversity in a Social Entrepreneur’s journey, have made me a little more tenacious in my bid to launch our Juice Academy a reality … and look forward to a fruitfull future ..
We have seen the benefits of our Juice Academy and personally speaking every child has left with the confidence to go into the kitchen and make their own smoothies , the joy seen from something as simple as a Strawberry being blitzed to smitherins , is enough to make you freeze a lot more fruits for a next session ..
Since piloting in April we’ve decided to take it a step further now , the aim is to start growing our own produce and transfer skills to 3 to 25 year olds , from growing to selling , we aim to make sure young people learn the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle , knowledge of business whilst opening training and employment opportunities for teenagers .
Young people have already starting planting food’s in their neighbour’s garden’s and we’ve got Courgette shoots popping up too
In a time where young people lack the access to nature in it’s rawest form is rare , our root to market programme will teach them how and where their food comes from .
The £10,000 gesture is a big motivation to hit our target .
We know that funding is limited and want to make sure the concept has a stable fuuture , so hope to use some of the crowdfund to kickstart a regular marketplace where the money raised will go straight back into the academy and help us locate new growing spaces .
We’re hoping to raise £23,090 and thanks to the Mayor , we’re nearly half way there with £10,302 in our crowdfund pot , we need your help to get things kickstarted ..
Pledge as much as little as you can , share the news , spread the word – we need as many pledges as possible to make it happen …
AND you’ll be invited to a large Mocktail , when we hit our target of course 🙂 …