Swiss Cottage Food Growing
We set up our food growing project on the Swiss Cottage Open Space in summer 2011 with the help of kids from The Winchester Project Play Service. We have three raised beds and have grown tomatoes, beans, rocket, spinach, beetroot, squash and (nearly) sweet corn. It is currently being planted for winter with some perennial herbs and vegetables.
It all started in the pouring rain with Alexis and Tom S sawing up some old wooden pallets and putting them together to make the first two of the raised beds, which was a learning experience as neither of us had built one before! The site is currently being looked after by Tom S, Ay Lin and Tom B, and the kids from The Winch, who water it regularly. We have a session most Thursday afternoons at 4pm with The Winch, and sometimes an extra session on Saturday mornings with just the three Transitioners. Please do come along to either session, just get in touch with Tom S to check the time of the upcoming sessions.
It is located in the Swiss Cottage Open Space in two alcoves on the path at the back of Winchester Road, the one that runs up the side of the fountain to Hampstead Theatre.