Parkfields Community Garden was established on derelict land in a corner of Parkfields Allotments in North Kingston. Long disused due to waterlogging, the space was overgrown and used as a dump. We are using permaculture principles to design the site as a resource for the local community, with plentiful fruit, vegetables, herbs, natural diversity and opportunities for learning, rest and play.

Since 2009 we have cleared it of rubbish and some weeds, and installed a large compost heap, shed, poly-tunnel, raised beds and access path, all from reclaimed materials. We’ve spent some time observing the site’s wildlife, and its patterns of drainage, light, frost and wind. We’ve retained three large willows, some hazel, lilac, elder, hops, horseradish and nettles. We’ve also planted vegetables, including heritage varieties, a number of fruit trees, a strawberry patch and a native hedgerow.

We plan to host educational workshops, forest school activities and gardening clubs for community and school groups. The site is listed as Capital Growth Space 609 – part of Kingston’s commitment to more community growing-spaces in London.

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We normally have a volunteers’ work session on Thursday afternoons, from 2pm-5pm. If you’re interested in joining us drop in drop us an email.

Address: Parkfields Community Garden, Parkfields Allotments, Parkfields Road, Kingston KT2 5LL

 

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