Monday, 1 April 2013

blooming clapton park

Great to see further improvements being made to clapton's poppy estate!
 A lovely new area of planting has been completed recently at the entrance to the Cow Bridge with native tree planting and a new boundary fence of local ash and oak planks from the country park. To create the new planting area, the workers had to drill through solid concrete left behind the the bridge contractor.
Further mini-alotments have recently been created on the Millfields Estate. The plots are very popular and more sites are needed. Chatting with the people from the Grass Roof Company, they tell us there's a wide range of produce grown and many different approaches to gardening. For example, the Turkish community particularly like to grow lots of fresh coriander and cultivate, rotate and harvest crops more frequently through the year.

The Grass Roof Company say they are keen to reach out beyond the estate and are looking for more opportunities. Perhaps they can be asked to deliver a Millfields kitchen garden (as proposed in the Millfields Masterplan); or they can help create a poppy meadow as part of the planned park entrance improvements?

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