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Grenfell Stories

Tayshan Hayden-Smith

Grenfell Stories

Episode 1: Tayshan Hayden-Smith


Welcome to Grenfell Stories. In this series of podcasts, we will be commemorating the Grenfell Fire tragedy three years ago on June 14th in which 72 people lost their lives and many many more were affected.


The community of North Kensington is as vivacious as it is diverse with a rich cultural, political and social history and it is the idea of community we will be focusing upon in these podcast interviews with community members past, present and future. We aim to highlight the work of the North Kensington community to look to the future with hope.


In this episode, Tayshan Hayden-Smith, a local resident will be sharing how his experience of Grenfell motivated him to start gardening and turning the forgotten green spaces of the area into community gardens. He is now the founder and co-director of his company Grow2Know.