Dukes' Gardens was set up to encourage people to grow vegetables in their gardens instead of paving them and to help reduce flytipping by encouraging people to make use of discarded items, such as pallets and plastic bottles and tyres. I live in an area where food poverty is an issues. I've lived in Noel Park for 8 years and have noticed that flytipping, including a lot of food waste has increased. People are also paving their gardens or letting them grow wild. Noel Park is unusual in that it's one of the few neighbourhoods in Wood Green where everyone has a front and back garden but they are often filled with rubbish. I've noticed the cost of food in supermarkets rising with the current uncertainty with the economy after Brexit. The rise of food banks in the area leads me to believe that growing food will have a beneficial impact on people interested in a healthy lifestyle who are also interested in growth of various vegetables and fruit.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
I believe it will encourage people to think about their waste, recycle and reuse as much as possible therefore reducing the intake at landfill sites.
Steps to get it done:
Dukes Gardens has already created a tyre planter contain fresh herbs and a vertical wall planter made out of a pallet.
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