The people behind ‘The Edible Bus Stop’ project and the ‘Crystal Palace Transition Town’ group embarked on a new urban garden today in a plot adjacent to the Crystal Palace Bus Station in South London. The design, based on a triangular pattern, was marked out and a team of locals got to work with the hard work of digging.
Manure from the farm in the nearby park was loaded up in wheelbarrows ready to add to enrich the soil. The plan is to cover the area in membrane over the winter months ready for planting in the spring. Fruit trees and bushes, hardy herbs and vegetables will fill the area by the summer.
You can find out more about the project at http://www.crystalpalacetransition.org.uk/ and information on the Edible Bus Stop is at http://www.theediblebusstop.org/