London’s Green Corners Awards
London’s unsung gardening heroes have been honoured in The Conservation Foundation’s Green Corners Awards, which encourage Londoners to play their part in making the capital greener and more biodiverse.
The Hackney winner was for the Edible Green Corners award – supported by Capital Growth
The Floating Allotment, Kingsland Basin, Hackney
A community of 14 Hackney boat dwellers has turned one of the old boats into a floating allotment on which herbs, perennials and annuals grow. The boat is a cornucopia of rosemary, basil, Thai sage, chives and mint, strawberries, artichokes, lettuces, tomatoes, squash, beetroot and much more. The produce is shared between the households involved and when there’s a particularly bumper crop, it’s left in a common area so people can help themselves. Here Valerie Easty, Tim Storey and Marnie Collins are congraulated by Susan Hampshire.
via the Londonist“