Today we visited the nomadic community gardens project, set up by 1 love community on a disused piece of land near Brick Lane. 1 love took over use of the derelict wasteland and converted it to a community garden for local residents, with various activities geared towards bringing people together.
We had a chat with one of the community members and learned that the land owners gave permission for it to be used; which it has been to great effect. We spent the afternoon there and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Nomadic community garden members were welcoming, forthcoming with answers to any questions, and super encouraging in getting us involved; they directed us to the materials needed for some artistic involvement, and invited us to join in growing.
1Love Community is “a social initiative seeking to create actual, substantial, viable change and improvement to the quality of life of people in the city. It is a grassroots network outreaching into local communities to provide support, knowledge and activity that enriches and engenders health, responsibility and security not just to the urban environment but to its inhabitants therein.”
Here’s a few photo’s of our day: