Since November, local social enterprise Cultivate London in partnership with Brentford High Street Steering Group and London Borough of Hounslow (supported by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund) has been managing the plant bed in the centre of Market Place.
The bed has been planted out with vegetables and herbs. Carefully labelled up with signs it introduces people to new food plants and how to grow them. Designed on a grid layout it also provides a wonderful focal point to the town’s Market Place.
Cultivate London are presently contracted to manage the bed through to March 2013. The frequency of changes will slow slightly after March 2012 given how the contract is structured, but it should remain vibrant and educational.