Edible Avenue Refresh


May 2019

Edible Avenue SW8 is a community group which is passionate about improving the environment for the benefit of the SW8 community.

Initially sponsored by VINCI St. Modwen and now a community organisation in its own right, the group has worked tirelessly for the last three years to enhance the surrounding environment by championing and looking after local green spaces.

Originally led by Community Gardener Sue Sheehan, the group has nurtured the raised beds at the Rose Community Centre, planted window boxes along the estates, refreshed internal gardens across the area as well as learned new skills and made new friends along the way.

On Friday 10 May this team of local gardeners rolled up their sleeves to help us refresh the planting along Thessaly Road in time for the summer. After tea and cake at the Rose Community Centre, the group converged on the beds immediately opposite St George’s Primary to plant new edibles including fruit trees, fennel and artichoke.

To document their journey, Edible Avenue SW8 has created a new website sharing their experiences and encouraging others to sign up to their activities. The site will also feature a newly commissioned short film on the group and its ambitions.

Local community members are encouraged and welcomed to come along on Friday mornings and join in the fun!

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