Community Gardens

By Marleen de Rooy

Community Gardens are created in response to a lack of access to green space. This need is often combined with a desire to encourage strong community relationships and an awareness of gardening and farming. These Gardens mainly exist in urban areas but are well spread in London as well. The Capital has more than 100 community gardens .

City farms and community gardens are usually set up by local volunteers. In these gardens they organise all kinds of different activities, from food-growing activities up to beekeeping courses.

Mister Ben Shoor runs a beekeeping course in one of London’s gardens named Walworth Garden Farm. He says Beekeeping is something you can do anywhere you want. Even in a big city like London. He explains that people even hold bees on their roofs in Regent Street.

Mister Shoor is involved in the community. He thinks it is important that the community has an open and free place where they can people can gather.

Traditional London asks mister Shore what kind of facility these gardens provide in London.

Walworth Garden Farm. Source photo Colin Wing

Published in: on February 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

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