Why are gardens and produce being grown in London's Overground stations? Martin Stew reports and finds out.
Month: July 2016
This is a call out to all keen gardeners who want to see Hampstead Heath station complete its journey to becoming an Energy Garden! By volunteering even just an hour of your time, you will be part of this amazing process connecting 50 community gardens accross the London Overground network.
Tomorrow, Friday the 22nd of July, and Tuesday the 26th we will be putting in dozens of plants that are just waiting to go into the ground to green up that platform. We will be at the station on both days from 1pm - 4pm and looking out for you. Please come to either or both occasions!
Absolutely brilliant consultation on Monday night at Willesden Junction Station. With over 20 people attending we were able to have a really engaged discussion about not only the practical elements of the gardens but also the wider benefits that Energy Garden can bring to local communities. With representatives from Kensal Green Streets, a variety of other local groups present and Station Manager Kieren Kerswell, we were able to make excellent progress on how the site can be managed long into the future. After the Energy Garden team have processed the feedback new designs will be drawn up for further discussion before presentation to TfL.
Well done everyone!
Progrss is an exciting new online magazine celebrating innovative ways in which urban environments are changing towards a more sustainable and community orientated future.
They have picked up on the amazing civic participation of Energy Garden and it's ability to bring people together to improve community wellbeing. All you wonderful Energy Gardeners are part of something very special gaining international recognition as a model for the sustainable cities of the future. Keep it up!