Transition Town team ready to open community garden

SUSAN OLIVER on a couple of important Green events around the borough in the coming week

Thornton Heath Rec GVChard and turnip greens have already been reaped. The onions are coming along, the potatoes are starting to peep, and the calendula and cosmos are blossoming. There have been some challenges regarding raspberries and a stolen plant here and there, but for the most part, it’s been good fun.

Now the time has come for Croydon Transition Town to stage the official opening of the Thornton Heath Rec Ground Community Garden this Sunday, July 14, at 2pm.

Thornton Heath RecMembers of the Croydon Transition Town team broke ground on an area at the Melfort Avenue end of the Rec back in early April and they have been gardening every Sunday without fail since.

The garden has brought a new energy to this section of the Rec and it’s time to celebrate this collaboration between the Friends of Thornton Heath Rec and CTT. We want to thank our partners in the Friends Group, particularly Victoria Samuel and Paul Macey, for their steady involvement and also to Croydon Commitment for their financial support.

Please join us this Sunday – particularly if you live in the neighbourhood – to partake in some light refreshments and check out what can be done in your local park.

The following Wednesday, July 17, from 6pm onwards at the Green Dragon in central Croydon, there’s an open invitation to attend Croydon Green Drinks.

There’s a green buzz growing in Croydon and we thought we’d try to push that along with a social get-together. We hope people from other green organisations in Croydon come along, together with members of the Transition Town groups in Crystal Palace and Brixton.

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