As mentioned on the project blog progress with What Will The Harvest Be? is proving VERY slow at present, so l really enjoyed catching Richard Reynold's talk at Broadway Bookshop this week. Seeing the very immediate and fresh efforts of other gardeners who are in contact with him from around the globe was quite uplifting.
If all else fails with Abbey Gardens perhaps the residents should just adopt the Guerrilla approach and get on with it!
In return for the free sun flower seeds he gave us (which personally I've never been keen on but I can see they are ideal for this type of gardening) I just emailed a link to the Plaistow Landgrabbers (who inspired our project) and of course offered some of our own wild flower seeds gathered last summer.
His book,website and seed packets all look great so you won't be surprised to hear that his 'day job' is in advertising!