Month: September 2016

Seven Sisters station – complete!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Seven Sisters is now added to the list of flourishing Energy Gardens! Seven Sisters is a particularly busy commuter station, connecting a large part of North London to the Victoria line. At rush hour commuters queue along the platform, shuffling their way down to the tube below. The fantastic array of fruit trees and vegetables will hopefully brighten up their day! We are looking for enthusiastic local people to take care of this beautiful new addition to the Energy Garden portfolio. If you commute through Seven Sisters and want to get involved get in touch with the Energy Garden team. info@energygarden.org.uk

Energy Garden Internship!

Twelve enthusiastic interns had a great start to the Energy Garden internship last week. The internship is paid and lasts 50 hours, spread out over 2 months. The first week was spent learning about the energy system and renewable technologies, and had a more practical side when the interns made solar panels at a workshop in Brixton Remakery. They also learnt about different sorts of sustainable business models and local currency, and even had the chance to spend the Brixton pound! Coming sessions will revolve around community gardening and food production, as well as energy efficiency and communications. Well done to all involved and watch this space for similar internship opportunities in the future!

Consultation at Clapton Overground

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Following yet another successful consultation, this time on the 26th of August at the Clapton Overground, we are able to make plans for the next steps of greening this station.

The consultation brought together a team of locals and garden enthusiasts interested in seeing their station go through an Energy Garden transformation. A lot of interest was shown in the consultation and we even gained over 30 new signatures for our emailing list.

Overall there was a large interest for planting fruit trees, especially apple trees, as well as perennial plants and herbs. The next step for the station is for the Green Team to finish off the garden design ideas, followed by setting a second consultation day for the public and local enthusiasts.