Ruskin Park Fruit ‘n’ Veg Garden

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: Education, Gardens, Mental Health and Sharing Economy

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    Trees for Cities completed planting of the Fruit ‘n’ Veg Garden in March 2014 in partnership with Lambeth Council, the Friends of Ruskin Park, Ruskin Park Community Garden and lots of volunteers. 

    The area was established as a Pocket Park through the support of the GLA and will be used as a demonstration garden to support many future community horticultural endeavours!

    10 free ‘Grow your own’ training sessions were held throughout 2014, based in the garden, which provided practical training in a range of fruit and vegetable growing skills. After a successful first year, Trees for Cities is continuing to use the garden as a training space for teachers from schools across London as part of our Edible Playgrounds program.

    Trees for Cities inspires people to plant and love trees in cities worldwide. We work with communities to plant trees in parts of cities that need it most. We grow stronger neighbourhoods, enhance urban landscapes and improve health and happiness. As we completed this project, we had planted over 500,000 trees across the world in 20 years.

    Project objectives:

    1. Creating a new pocket park space for horticulture training, for people to grow food, and to create a relaxing garden space for local people to use and enjoy.

    2. Strengthening green community networks within Lambeth.

    3. Improve the green infrastructure of Ruskin Park, such as increasing the storm water capture.

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    Ruskin Park, Denmark Hill, London