Plenty of rain and sunshine has really helped to produce a fantastic crop of runner beans for our front garden community veg growing project in Finsbury Park, North London.
As you walk through our neighbourhood, growbags full of veg abound, creating our own urban Eden!
This year we gave away free runner bean seeds along with free growbags delivered to front doors, full of rich London Waste compost.
It’s a joy to see that over 100 households are growing vegetables in their front gardens this year, and also using last year’s growbags to expand their veg growing to courgettes,
Jerusalem artichokes and nasturtium
Spinach and corn
Soon, it will be time to have another neighbourhood get together, where everyone is welcome to meet up over tea and cake in a front garden. It’s a fantastic opportunity for neighbours and friends to get to know one another better (and the local community police always drop by for a piece of cake and a natter too) and it’s great to see our local urban community brought closer together through veg growing and cake!