Guerrilla Gardening at the Station

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I’m sure they wouldn’t think of themselves as guerrillas, but volunteers from The Blackheath Society seemed to be out in force this morning, clearing the undergrowth next to the London-bound platform at Blackheath station. It looks like an ideal spot for some guerrilla gardening, but I wonder what they intend to do with the land there?

As The Phantom has mentioned, railway sidings would be a great option for some allotments, and looking up from the station towards Hogwarts, the area is obviously lush and cultivatable… Perhaps several different beds for different requirements… Some nice organic vegetables for people who are feeling the squeeze, and can’t stomach the prices of the farmers market… A little section further on for the cultivation of some tobacco (for the Blackheath tramp, obviously)… And perhaps, right at the end, a shadier section where substances more usually associated with the Chelsea Physic Garden could be grown, dried, and then gently enjoyed up on the heath, whilst watching the sunset… Although, the Society probably wouldn’t go for that, I guess…

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3 responses to “Guerrilla Gardening at the Station

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  2. Jo

    I’ve been noticing a bit of tidying up going on at Westcombe Park station – definitely a few spots that look forage-able or cultivatable but for the ‘tennis court’ wiring around them.

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