Balham Street Gardeners was started during the first lockdown with the objective to encourage neighbours to work together to transform our street into mini gardens. The large tree pits were identified and everyone took it in turns to plant flowers and water them throughout the Spring and Summer. Social distancing was respected and children got involved throughout the project.
We now want to incentivise the local community of Balham to replicate this project and create green corridors to encourage pollinators, increase biodiversity and create stronger communities.
– Justine McNeil from Balham Street Gardeners