Community garden for Breakspears Road

When you drive, society becomes an obstacle. Pedestrians, bicycles, traffic calming, speed limits, the law: all become a nuisance to be wished away. The more you drive, the more bloody-minded and individualistic you become.
- George Monbiot

Nature abhors a vacuum. So too do car owners. Life finds a way. Drivers will find a way to park on it.

Planting began this weekend for a new community garden at Lilac House on Breakspears Road.

The project received funding from Brockley Assembly and involved clearing an overgrown, rubbish-strewn area to create a small garden that will eventually offer people benches to sit and enjoy the place.

Of course, no sooner had the area been cleared than people started parking their cars where the garden was supposed to go. The area is being gated-off, to keep the cars out and allow the plants to grow.

5 comments:

Tamsin said...

I love books with chapter headings (Watership Down and Kipling come to mind, although Kipling cheated sometimes and wrote his own) and I am deeply impressed with what Nick does on this blog. Do you have an encyclopaedic knowledge of current culture or just a damn good book of modern quotations? There is only so much that a web search can do for you.

Brockley Nick said...

No-brow sensibilities married with IMDB. It's a lot easier to find a half-recalled quote from movies or TV series than books.

patrick1971 said...

You all know my thoughts on cars, car drivers, and their impact on our built environment, so I have nothing further to say apart from, "doesn't this just sum it up exactly".

Headhunter said...

Precisely, all bow down to the almighty car....

J.R. Shakerley said...

What has become of this project at Lilac House? I hadn't even heard of it 'til I saw it listed on the London Orchard website!

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