Kentish Town Station Allotments

How the brick-raised beds between platforms two and three at at Kentish Town could look. For commuters who use this busy interchange, their everyday experience of the station would be greatly enhanced as a result of this community involvement, while local children would benefit through educational opportunities and the chance to reconnect with the natural environment.

How the beds could look if planted.

The beds as they currently are – ugly and underused.

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Kentish Town Station Allotments

Create allotments for schools at Kentish Town overground station

Between platforms two and three of Kentish Town overground station are five brick-raised beds approximately 6.5 by 20 metres in size, which have not been planted for at least 20 years. To prevent weeds growing, the soil has been covered by black fabric, now somewhat perished, allowing weeds to grow.

These raised beds on a very long platform offer a great opportunity for planting and the enhancement of the station. This proposal suggests that five local primary schools adopt one bed each and treat it as an allotment or a garden with an educational theme, be it botanical, historic or artistic.

The five local primary schools that would be invited to participate include Carlton, Eleanor Palmer, Kentish Town, St Patrick’s and Torriano, all of which are in walking distance of the station. Boma, the garden centre which overlooks the platforms, would also be invited to be a partner in the project.

Categories

- Transport
- Urban greening

Location

Camden

Kentish Town

Submitted by

Vicki Berger

bergerv@attglobal.net

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