Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Story Garden office

The British Library in collaboration with eco-educational charity Global Generation will open a temporary community garden on the land to the north of the British Library building in May in response to the local community’s wishes for more green space. Local people and British Library staff will start planting the garden next month.

The British Library [full disclosure, they publish several of my books] and developers Stanhope say the one acre site will be somewhere for people to come and plant and cook together. It will include a kitchen and office in converted containers as well as a straw bale rounhouse, pictured above. Other features are an orchard and a MAKE space in partnership with UAL Central St Martins and Somers Town Community Association which aims to deliver specific projects for the local community of Somers Town.
 The Story Garden forms part of the British Library’s plans to develop the 2.8 acre site to the north of the St Pancras building to include space for exhibitions, business and learning facilities.

Slaney Devlin of the Somers Town Neighbourhood Forum said: “The Somers Town Neighbourhood Forum is aware of the importance of green and open spaces in improving the health and wellbeing of those living, studying and working in Somers Town.  We hope that the planned community garden will be a new green resource in the area and will catalyse a growth in planting and gardening in the wider community."
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