At the end of June and in early July, the Palace Road Estate gardening group installed four planters in the grassy area between Chalner, Despard and Ponton Houses. We’re growing herbs and vegetables for local residents to harvest and enjoy.
The planters were made by Farrans who are building the Resource Centre on Coburg Crescent.
We took soil from the construction site to fill the planters. Reusing materials in this way is good for the environment.
Local children helped to plant herbs and vegetable seedlings in the new planters. The plants are being watered regularly by a team of local residents and they’re looking really healthy. Tomatoes, beans and squashes are starting to form and will hopefully be ready to pick soon.
Thank you to the following people:
- Farrans for building the planters and providing the soil
- Pinnacle for providing compost
- Chelsea Physic Garden for donating white beetroot, purple sprouting broccoli and chillis
- Iain Houten from Mawbey Brough Estate for donating a range of herb and vegetable seedlings
- Incredible Edible Lambeth and the Capital Growth Community Harvest initiative for their ongoing support of the Palace Road Estate gardening group.
Would you like to get involved in gardening on Palace Road Estate? Or do you have suggestions which you’d like to share for improving our green spaces? Do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org