Residents on Guernsey Grove wanted more space for growing and suggested to councillors that we help organise a community gardening space at the estate on the corner with Croxted Road.
We’re really pleased to see that, following conversations with Lambeth Housing, new raised beds have been installed! We’re looking forward to seeing these planted up and full of fruit and vegetables (and will happily lend a hand with our forks and trowels!)
As you can see, the Edible Bus Stop is starting to take shape. West Norwood will see this garden as part of a project on the route from Clapham Common to Crystal Palace.
It’s being constructed in the pavement of Norwood Road – between Lancaster Avenue and Elmcourt Road.
Volunteers will be needed to help plant the garden at the end of May with a grand opening in early June. And throughout 2014, regular gardening afternoons 1pm-4pm will be held on the first Sunday of every month – on West Norwood Feast days.
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Since December 2011 the Edible Bus Stop – http://theediblebusstop.org/staging/gardens/west-norwood/ – has been working with West Norwood residents and the West Norwood Feast on a suitability site for one of their fantastic street gardens.The ‘Bollards’ site by the Fire Station on Norwood Road was selected by the community as the area they would most like to see animated.
Work began on the existing neglected flowerbeds by the 322 bus stop ‘H’ by William Brown Court in April 2012. The new design and garden space will hopefully open in June 2014. The garden will be planted with native and wild edible and non edible plants to create a Great British bio-diverse garden to inspire and improve the feel of the surrounding community.