defiant beauty

Posted on June 10, 2022Comments Off on defiant beauty

A great project to bring ‘defiant beauty’ to London’s streets:

Abundance London is a voluntary organisation, founded in 2010, that harvests surplus fruit, plants orchards, hedgerows and trees, tries to reconnect people with nature and protect it in an urban setting, creates beautiful spaces, mainly through planting but also through art.

Abundance London, environmental and educational community projects in Chiswick

And they were on BBC Two’s Gardener’s World this evening:

Abundance London We’re on Gardeners World this Friday!

And as founder Karen Liebreich said, it’s all about doing ‘defiant beauty’:

It’s at 40 minutes into the programme:

BBC Two – Gardeners’ World, 2022, Episode 13

Meanwhile in Truro…

A window cleaner with a passion for nature has planted trees on almost every street he’s worked in over the last 30 years. Tree warden Richard Argall has planted around 1,000 trees in and around Truro and continues to look after many of them to this day.

Window cleaner in Truro plants tree in every street he visits | Falmouth Packet

Truro is now an arboretum city, thanks to Richard Argall | Truro, Arboretum, City

And Richard appeared on Gardener’s World last week – as one of seven ‘tree champions’ featured by the programme to mark the Jubilee:

Here he is at 22 minutes into the programme:

BBC iPlayer – Gardeners World – 2022: Episode 12

Otherwise known as guerilla gardening:

File: Guerilla gardening in action.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

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