Cultivation Street is aiming to bring Britain’s streets back to life through people, plants and pride by supporting community gardening projects.
Community gardens across the UK are not only growing rapidly in numbers but are also transforming lives as well as the land itself.
Community gardening has been recognised for its therapeutic benefits – helping those suffering from physical or mental disabilities. Some community gardens also give ex-offenders a place to get work experience after leaving prison, others provide a place to teach their community lessons about prejudice, racism and inequality, and many are there there simply for the joy, beauty and peace that comes from working with plants and helping them grow.
Cultivation Street, which was launched in 2012 by TV gardener David Domoney, is dedicated to support, inspire and cultivate this powerful and incredibly healthy pursuit wherever it springs up, as well as bringing publicity to the movement and teaching people how they can start their own projects.
The Cultivation Street YouTube channel, Cultivation TV, showcases community garden projects across the UK, and features top tips for gardening.
Cultivation Street also hosts an annual competition with six specialist categories including School Garden, Community Garden, Front Gardens, Small Spaces, Garden Centre Ambassador of the Year, and Colour Your Life.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea