Vegetable matter

Robin writes:

I was in Russell Square station today and noticed this striking TFL poster...

We've had a look for this project on the Volunteer Team website, but it seems no, you couldn't plant vegetables on Brockley Road: Either it's a hypoethetical example or it's extremely well hidden by their search engine. This is a good initiative, but it's a shame if someone inspired to volunteer locally can't work out how to do what's being advertised. There are, however, opportunities to volunteer with food charity FareShare, The Scouts or Brockley's Montage Theatre Arts.

If TfL and the Mayor of London are keen on vegetable growing on Brockley Road then there is a little corner of Brockley Road that could easily be turned in to a vegetable patch and flower garden. The disused entrance to the upper level of Brockley Station is currently fenced off and a little overgrown. Handing that spot over to the community and allowing people to install planters could created a nice little green space in place of one of Brockley’s ugliest spots.

7 comments:

Monkeyboy said...

well the nice people at the hydroponic grow center are doing their best to furnish local urban horticulturalists with the technology they need to succeed. still not seen any loft grown tomatoes in the local cafes though

Michael said...

Even more amazing would be the reopening of the old Brockley Lane platforms, connected to the main station.

For veg, there's also the mudslide next to 'Brockley Common', and the veggie patch at the top of it; still a fair bit of space thereabouts.

Steve said...

Whatever happened to the community garden project that was supposed to be happening at Crofton Park Station?

Mike said...

Where is this hydroponic grow center you refer to?

Monkeyboy said...

http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/plants-vs-zombies.html?m=1

RJ said...

Their whole website looks more miss than hit. Nice idea. Lame execution.

Rosie said...

You should start seeing some less unambiguous calls for volunteering over the next few weeks. The photo above is from the Go Local campaign to get people volunteering in their neighbourhoods. It's essentially the evolution of the London Ambassadors volunteer scheme from the Olympics last year and part of the promise to delivery a legacy of volunteering. Leaflets were being handed out at Charing Cross station this morning about Go Local and there's at least one event happening at the Olympic Park in July that is basically a 'bring a friend as a new volunteer' initiative.

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