2020年09月03日

COMMUNITIES CREATING BEAUTIFUL SPACES.


Hi bloggers hope you've had a good week, suddenly it's September.  In England it feels like autumn has crept in.  The temperature has dropped and we've had very grey days, hopefully the sun will reappear soon. Having been on a discovery of a couple of London's secret gardens, I was delighted to read an article about communities transforming their areas.  The focus was on transforming neglected alleyways to create beautiful communal gardens.

Residents in one of the most densely populated suburbs of Leeds, Middlesbrough, decided to clean up an alleyway.  They cleared the litter from the streets and transform a dingy area into a beautiful space for people to enjoy.  They have created an oasis that provide pleasure for people of all ages.

It would appear that the concept of creating communal gardens, from derelict spaces has become is becoming quite common.  In Liverpool residents came together to create the shared space.  Neighbours cleared a space which was neglected and used as a dumping ground for rubbish and old items of furniture.  They rescued unwanted items from skips and renovated them.  Now they have a safe space where children are free to play and people can get together.

I read about an American woman from Illinois who decided to create a garden in a really poor area.  She generated enthusiasm with the children in the area, they had had experience of gardening and no idea where vegetables came from.   She wasn't an experienced gardener, but she was extremely determined.  The children were so delighted when they grew their first pepper, that they did a dance of joy.  They now produce lots of vegetables and enjoy sharing them with their families.

Bloggers I hope that you have a good week over and out London. However, a group of enthusiastic local residents are looking to take inspiration from a northern neighbour and transform the area into a gorgeous oasis where people can come tog







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