This is the archive of the Bringing Land into Production project, ‘BLIP’ for short, from September 2010 to March 2011. What a transformation in just a short space of time! Many thanks to so many volunteers who have given their time so generously.
As some of you may know, we were not able to continue with the main site at Brixton Water Lane. This was a sad loss. However, many gardening projects are proceeding across the borough without the help of BLIP and things are slowly moving with the Demonstration Permaculture plot in Slade Gardens, having been held up with negotiations about the license to use it. The Vida Walsh garden has now been taken over by a local resident and is very productive. Following an evening focusing on food at the Loughborough Centre, discussions are ongoing about what direction we might take with the BLIP project. Watch out for more news and to join the discussion.
The main blip site is on Project Dirt (http://www.projectdirt.com/project/7337/), though this is also currently being upated. You will find a Forum on that site, where you can post and respond to questions. To do this you have to sign up to join Project Dirt, but it is easy to do.
The photos below are from the Brixton Water Lane site unless otherwise noted as ‘Vida Walsh’, which refers to the Age UK centre in Saltoun Rd off Windrush Square, or the Oasis Centre in Stockwell, or Slade Gardens.
This page created 20/11/2012 – the material was originally on the Project Dirt site. Caption comments are Mike’s original ones from Project Dirt.