Here is our most recent growing space,
again taking advantage of another bit of unused grass within
the estate. Many thanks to Louise for raising the funding and
to Alpay, Louise, Nina, and Ru for all their help and
We now have 4 allotments on the Clapton Park Estate, great for
residents, carbon emissions and for me personally. Itís so
great to find these spaces for people to grow food.
Before: impervious and sterile.
After: the new community garden at Clapham Park.
It is virtually impossible for residents
to get allotment space on inner city estates so we always look
for areas within our green space to give some room to
residents to grow food. We removed elderly shrub beds or old
hybrid tea bushes that have sat there for years and given this
space to people to grow their own.
Food is a common connection between
people where ever they come from in the world. You donít
need to understand a language to recognise different veg. Here
are John and Charlie on the vegetable plot.