New food growing space on Regents Canal

May 26th 005Thornhill Bridge Community Gardeners (TBCG) have successfully fundraised and constructed a new food growing space along the Regents Canal on top of the Islington Tunnel; this is part of the Greener Islington and healthy communities’ initiative involving allotments and community food growing – Edible Islington

We commissioned BTCV volunteers to put in some raised beds and carry out the necessary ground works, then added food growing containers, composter, seeds, plants, and a water harvesting system.

TBCG members are managing the site and growing the food communally and have just shared out the first harvest.


About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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4 Responses to New food growing space on Regents Canal

  1. Sophie Talbot says:

    Congratulations to Thornhill Bridge Community Gardeners. The space is not only practical but also looks fantastic. Another wholly positive addition to the area from this inspiring community group.

  2. Laura Burrow says:

    If anyone is interested in joining TBCG and being a part of this fabulous project, please do get in touch with us via our email

    It’s so much fun and a great way to meet local people and learn something about growing your own vegetables! Some of the members of TBCG are Master Gardeners too, so lots of advice and support is on hand as well.
    We look forward to hearing from you!

  3. Lorraine says:

    This is great, we need more like this!

  4. Aron Cronin says:

    Sad to see that you are already suffering thefts. I do hope that the vandals do not do their horrible work here as they have done to the adjoining staircase going down to the canal towpath.

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