The Concrete Garden
Industrial contamination left the area’s land unsuitable for growing food, and it was concreted over in the 1950s. This made it the perfect location for becoming the demo site for Sow and Grow Everywhere, a project which developed movable raised beds in grow bags. Four years later, the garden includes a ‘mobile orchard’, with fruit trees grown in wheeled barrels, and a chicken coop built from an old shed for five ex-battery hens. Workshops and cookery courses attract new faces, and include after-school clubs for primary children.