Wednesday, 8 August 2012

How do you like them apples?

This blog tells the overwhelmingly postive story of building a community garden on Kings Crescent. But, as anyone involved in a community project knows, it 'aint all sunshine and roses. Every now and then we have little moments that let us know that not everyone shares our vision. Over the years we have had our water supply vandalised, had our locks broken and our minor battles and arguments.

The latest sad news is the destruction of the apple trees donated by London Wildlife Trust which were growing in containers in our new garden, awaiting future planting out as part of the estate regeneration. Unfortunately, someone has stolen the containers in that half the trees were growing in. Apparently an empty yellow bucket is more valuable to them than a growing apple tree. 

The good news is that at least one of the trees looks like it will recover. We will do our best keep it alive, and keep moving forward. Out of all destruction comes new growth.

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