Monday, 24 August 2009

What next???

Anna & Anna met tonight to discuss what could be the course of action for the project

We have not heard news about our proposal via English Heritage but we are hopeful

We are looking at arranging a group to walk to visit Cable Street gardens and a bulb planting session with the Lansbury Garden group....

Thursday, 6 August 2009

We wish....

Scans of the wishes from the Wishing Tree...those who shared their wishes want;
  • to get people together
  • make sure everyone feels included
  • fantastic colour, fragrance, good to eat
  • growing flowers & veg to eat will be fantastic for the community, (it) would be great to secure this
  • to create a space that can be shaped by all residents
  • fresh veg grown & cared for by residents, all harvest divided between those involved and a portion donated to the elderly
  • flowers to compliment veg, lavender & marigold to keep greenfly away
  • getting together to sow & grow, eat food
  • make the grounds more beautiful

And the things people thought we will need the following to get the project off the ground;

  • probably will need a c0-ordinator for the project, project manager to drive project forward
  • arrange days for people to work together in the garden
  • set up a watering club for when residents go away on their holidays i.e. a way for our neighbours to help out when we go away in the garden and in our flats

Monday, 3 August 2009

And who could forget the big pile of gorgeous cakes!!

And the amazing feats of face and arm painting lead by the fabulous Mr. Walter of Balfron Tower...

For more pictures check out

The day came and went with stacks of homegrown plants to swap...

We had splendid time of down on Jolly's Green with the largest stack of home made cakes I have seen in a long time, so many hand grown seedlings and plants to swap we could have started our own nursery, as well as John Walter Esq. creating one off expressive face and arm painting, Ashley with eco masks, Anna B with her superb finger knitting and Anna S snapping away in an attempt to record the preceedings.

All in a huge success with 34 people attending over the course of the session 12noon - 3pm

  • 11 live/workers on hand to make the session go well

  • 13 local residents who came along to see what all the goings ons on the green was all about6 children accompanied their parents/carers and some of whom are going to get involved with Anna B's undercover arts project - ssshhhh, watch this space

  • 2 folk came all the way from Bromley i.e. Anna S's Mum & Dad

  • 1 friend of a live/worker's housemate came and get suitably roped in

  • 1 secret gardener who has been leaving a trail of coriander plants across E14....

This figure does not count the selection of random passers by who were curious about what we were up to but a little too timid to come over and get stuck in

Oh well...there is always next time!!

An email message from attendee on the day;

"Dear Both,

thanks for the photos. Lovely!

thanks also for organising such a lovely day. Congratulations - hope you managed to spread the word about the gardening plans.

all best wishes,"