Posts Tagged ‘green’
A patch of scrap land transformed into a community organic garden – its almost a fairy tale. Unsuitable for housing, the land was lying unused and getting messy. With funds from Be Birmingham and help from CSV Environment, Friends of the Earth, the city regeneration department and Lozells Neighbourhood Management, the area was transformed into a garden with 22 raised beds, seating and composting facilities. Its now been handed over on licence to a residents’ group. The chair is Carol Cadogan. The garden was officially opened on March 26th by Lea Southall of Birmingham’s Parks department and Councillors Mahmood Hussain and Hendrina Quinnen.
|March 26, 2011|
|1:00 pm||to||4:00 pm|
Poster for Launch 26.03.11What a success story – in six months Birmingham City Council, CSV Envirionment, Friends of the Earth and residents have worked together to transform a patch of derelict land in to a great community resources- 22 raised beds available to residents for a very small annual fee to grow crops of their own. The project is being handed over to the residents committee on Sat March 26th at a launch event, 1pm – 4pm. If you would like a bed, come along and sign up. You can make a hanging basket with help for £5 and take it away with you. There will be food and a chance for free to have a look around, talk to the residents and get involved.