Swiss Cottage raised beds attract public attention

Swiss Cottage raised beds attract public attention

On Saturday we ran a stall jointly with the Swiss Cottage Library promote green organisations in Camden. A wide range of literature was available and there was a lot of interest from passers-by.

We took the opportunity to water the Swiss Cottage raised beds and were pleased to see that the rows of seeds that had been sown a few weeks earlier, were sprouting (nasturtiums, broad beans, runner beans, leeks, cabbage and sprouts).

We attached some posters to the beds to explain what was going on. It was great to see so many people taking an interest and stopping to look at the plants as they went by.

I can't help thinking how similar this experiment is to the famous Telegarden social networking experiment, which involved setting up an art installation which allowed internet users to view and interact with a remote garden filled with living plants. Members could plant, water, and monitor the progress of seedlings remotely via the tender movements of an industrial robot arm.