Energy Gardens are coming to a London Overground Station near you.
The Energy Garden project is a partnership project delivered by Repowering London, Groundwork London and Transport for London. Over the next 2 years the Energy Garden team will be supporting communities across London to transform up to 50 London Overground platforms and stations into thriving gardens that will incorporate food growing plots and solar energy providing on-site renewable energy for lighting, water pumps or other small scale station amenities.
We also have plans to identify a larger solar energy site to generate a long-term income for the gardens. The gardens will also provide training opportunities and waged horticulture apprenticeships for young people.
Energy Gardens will promote food and energy security, create resilient communities, and improve the health and well-being of Londoners.
On 1 May we invited Londoners to tell us which London Overground stations they’d like to see transformed into Energy Gardens. We’ve had a fantastic response, there’s clearly a lot of enthusiasm for this project. Take a look at our Storify of the launch event and the nominations on Twitter.
To nominate your local London Overground station tweet us using #GreenMyOverground @EnergyGardenLDN
We’re now accepting expressions of interest from small groups of local residents, commuters or local business owners who’d like to work with us to transform their local station into an Energy Garden.