Monday 11 July 2011 4.43pm
Some Heygate temporary allotment info is here
- they are a group called the Mobile Elephant Gardeners.
The gardeners are awaiting news from Walworth Garden Farm whom the Council have asked to help formalise the arrangements as an encouragement of interim use of part of the Heygate Estate site during regeneration - which I think is a creative way of making use of the land which otherwise will be fenced off and unused.
But in the interim it is certainly a good idea to go and speak to the gardeners on site - they are currently cultivating former garden areas between the low-rise maisonette blocks north of Heygate St - either via the Deacon Way entrance or the gate of New Kent Rd near the Oakmayne Site. The principle that the gardeners are working to is quoted on the website:
The Gardeners are very aware of the temporary nature of the gardens and have no wish to slow down any progress on the re-development. Our aim is that over the next 15 years, as demolition and redevelopment moves around the site, the gardeners should also move around the site taking advantage areas not being worked on to continue fruit and veg production.