It’s been a busy week of greening London. Even with the shorter, wetter days of winter descending, we’ve been gardening across the city with local residents & businesses.
On Saturday, we had 3 teams engaging volunteers:
- at the Jetty in Greenwich we prepared the polytunnels for winter & planted bulbs for spring colour
- on Larkhall estate in Lambeth we planted bulbs & sowed wildflowers with local people, as part of our pan-Lambeth resident engagement program, beautifying the communal spaces where they live
- at the Brixton Orchard we planted 100 young trees in the hedgerow, to enrich the edible, wildlife-friendly planting scheme, as part of the Mayor of London’s tree planting program
On Monday, we installed our first indoor green wall, for the lovely folk at Wild Food Cafe, whose new branch on Upper Street launches on December 14th. This promises to be a beautiful venue serving ethical, healthy food – we need more entrepreneurs like these guys!
We are now winding down for the Christmas break, exploring seed catalogues for spring, working on designs for spaces planned for 2019, and improving our indoor plant collections.