Small group of volunteers looking after the flowers, fruit and veg planted at Kilburn station. No experience needed and all welcome. We mostly weed, tidy, water, chat and sometimes plant.
Regular gardening sessions on first Sunday every month 11-12 noon - just turn up at the platform planters. Best to join this group to get confirmation as we stick to this schedule 80% of the time.
Tell staff you're gardening (wave to the office or press the information button on the help point) and they'll let you in for free.
Michael and Helene
Location: Kilburn Station platform towards the far end - Jubilee Line
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2022
This Saturday 12th March - Tree planting at Kilburn station Plant an almond tree on the platform of Kilburn Jubilee tube station! We’ll plant the only almond tree on the entire tube network. Join us…Continue
Started by Transition Kensal to Kilburn Mar 10, 2016.
BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live: paraphrasing 2 women talking about their book about the Jubilee line and things they’ve noticed including highlighting Kilburn: We were quite surprised to hear about the…Continue
Started by Transition Kensal to Kilburn Jun 22, 2014.
Thanks to everyone who turned up to help today. It was great to see you all, and extra hands are always appreciated.I think we were all glad for the beautiful sunny morning, which made a satisfying…Continue
Started by Sanchia Dunn. Last reply by Louise Brown Apr 8, 2014.
We weeded the prolific and ubiquitous chickweed this Sunday. Correction - we harvested the delicious and nutritious chickweed, 2 carrier bags worth and shared it out. Most travelled West to the fruit…Continue
Started by Transition Kensal to Kilburn Dec 3, 2012.
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I can go and do some watering today Weds - (unable to send messages to all as I need Sanchia to 'friend' me)
I would like to join you at some point. This Sunday I can't make it as I have a prior commitment to the Green Party, but maybe next month.
Hi, I work for Brent Council. We would lik young offenders to pay back adn give back to the community. Could one of the organisers contact me at email@example.com
It would be a great chance to get young people involved!
I've seen Hampstead station, winner of London Underground in Bloom best food growing site. It's out of public sight, accessed through the staff office at station entrance level. I think we're better than them! They did say civilians don't stand a chance of winning. I'm not bitter.
An American article about 5 invasive species you can eat. Refers to US species (although Japanese Knotweed will be familiar), but thought it was an interesting take on foraging and edible plants.
George pointed out the Tube allotment was mentioned in this Independent article last week!
...in London, there is a network of around 40 Transition initiatives. Projects range from a new mobile-phone-based local currency, launched under the Brixton pound, to the creation of a community allotment on the platform of Kilburn Underground station.
See mention of our achievements here
Competition wise I notice that Neasden also have fruit and veg on the platform, though it's not as colourful as ours...
From a Mapesbury resident:
I certainly did notice the plantings at Kilburn Station, and passed my enthusiasm to the staff. I was told [wrongly, ed] that a local school had been involved in the planting, but there are apple trees too. It's the best display I've seen in all my 20+ years in Kilburn!
We need to beat North Acton station, winners of the fruit and veg category last year. Brent Cross and Greenford are also rivals:
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