A few weeks ago I took possession of a small plot on a new community garden on my estate. As you can see, not much growing yet, but it’s coming along!
I’m really enjoying the other aspects of it too – the real sense of community that it brings. This is a large, inner-city council estate. It is very diverse and that is reflected in the makeup of our club – we have 26 members from 11 different countries. I’ve lived here for three years without knowing anyone except my next door neighbours. Now I know loads of people! Yesterday a neighbour knocked on my door and gave me some onion sets. Last weekend I was guerilla gardening outside my building and another neighbour introduced himself and joined in – so I knocked on the door of yet another neighbour to borrow a fork for him to use. I now bump into people I know on the street, and it’s lovely.
Now I just need the food to start growing….