Sunday, 30 September 2012

Launch Party Success!

We couldn't have asked for better weather for the time of year (well, the time of this particularly wet year) - a positively warm and glowing sun shone upon us as we officially launched the 'Green Phoenix Urban Food Garden' (GPUFG) yesterday.

Wood chip strewn, log seating arranged and BBQ fired up made for an already visible transformation from car park to garden. Guests and visitors passed by in a steady flow throughout - many stopping to chill in the sun, take in the sounds of Leon playing bodhran and make the most of the fine fayre Paul was serving up on the barbie. Matt started building a permanent BBQ (with the help of his adorable litluns) - which I'm sure we'll put to very good use...

It was fantastic to see local residents, Phoenix members and Tower Hamlets Green Networkers enjoying the space and showing their interest and support. The kids playing and enjoying themselves completed what was a really fab day all round.

Megan from Groundwork did a stellar job in signing up interested parties to the various tasks that lay ahead in moving forward with the many aspects of creating and maintaining this Urban Community Food Garden.

Our next job will be contacting all of you who signed up, in the next week, to arrange a meeting which will include electing the GPUFG Management Committee.

If you  missed the launch, but are interested in becoming part of the project, please email us - we'll get back to you ASAP.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Looking better already!

Spreading wood chips is a good and fun green-gym exercise, especially when we got 2 tons delivered!!
The car park is starting to look more like a garden. Next step raised beds and wild life habitats.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Begone oh weeds and litter

Jean-Jacques Rousseau once said

'Plant and your friend plants with you; weed and you weed alone'

Luckily for us this was not the case as 5 of us set to task yesterday to rid the space of it's undesirables - marking the start of the transformation from Car Park to Urban Food Garden. We shovelled, hoed and raked in preparation for the imminent arrival of several tons of wood chip - the spreading of which will be our next big job.

Save the date!

Launch Party