The Western Road Urban Garden project is funded by the Mayor of London and aims to transform a large derelict area in Southall and create a community green space on a site which is currently overgrown with weeds and bushes and has become a hotspot for drug users and antisocial behaviour. The site covers 2600 sq metres and the clean up will create a multipurpose community garden offering food, horticulture, leisure and community interaction.
Our Urban Garden will considerably enhance green space in a very deprived area of Southall by:
· turning it into a publicly accessible green space, creating a green oasis where none had previously existed
· Removing weeds overgrowth and plants to make the land usable for food growing and horticulture
· Planting fruit trees and fruit bushes will create a community orchard that provides a fresh fruit for local residents, the surplus of which could be provided to local food banks
· have educational classes on site about the benefits of enjoying green space
If you want to know more or would like to volunteer to help at the Urban Garden please contact Janpal at firstname.lastname@example.org.