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Noho Square becomes Groho Square

November 11, 2009
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The London Evening Standard reports that the flattened “Noho Square” development in Fitzrovia will house temporary allotments after a campaign by residents for the building site.

Residents will use giant “grow bags” filled with soil, donated by waste management company Veolia and manure will be sourced from the North London Waste Authority.
Ms Hossack, 54, said: “This should become a paradigm for vacant urban land across London.”
Since the article in April was published, more than 500 people have contacted her to ask for a plot or offer their help with the scheme.
There will be space for around 100 plots, with Stanhope providing water and 24-hour security.
A section will also be loaned to All Souls Church of England Primary School, which looks out on the development, so that the children can learn about food production and healthy eating.
I’ll be watching this project closely. It could be a good template for other areas of London – ours included.
One Comment
  1. Pam Carr permalink
    November 12, 2009 9:44 am

    This is the sort of project I was thinking of when we started talking about it. Allotments themselves tend to be large and require too much commitment but even I could think of things I’d like to grow in this way.

    Pam

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