This piece of land is located right off the subway and it has seen better times. Overgrown grass dominates the terrain and the remains of a seating area can be seen. With the support of people in the community we would like to clean up this space. The land belongs to Metrorail and we have received permission to work on cleaning it up. These gardening activities will include preparing the soil by removing grass. Once all the grass has been removed we can start with regular weeding and planting of indigenous fynbos plants.
About Gardening activities
During gardening events, we go out to a public greening site and work on general maintenance, cleaning, and upkeep of the plot. These events are key in our activities and they have a huge public impact. By keeping (often formerly abandoned) plots in good shape, the public space often transforms from an eyesore and underused space to an inviting space.
During the gardening events we often work on chores like cutting back or removing grass, cleaning up the space (littering is often an issue), removing weeds, taking care of the plants, and improving the soil. You do not need any gardening experience to join these events. The only thing that really matters is your enthusiasm to participate in public gardening! But if you do have some equipment, always feel free to bring this along. Especially useful are:
- Garbage bags