In 2010, the residents of Summer Street decided to give purpose to an empty patch of land tucked away behind the street. The space had become a dumping area.
The resulting Summer Row Community Garden is a communal space. Residents from the surrounding area, join the garden on a voluntary basis. Members grow herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables. These are harvested and shared each week.
In addition, the garden committee organise community events that are held in the garden. There is a composting system on site, alongside water harvesting facilities. The rainfall water is collected from the polytunnel and neighbouring buildings. The collected water meets most of the garden’s requirements.
Organic growing is practised as much as possible.
Location: Summer Street North, D1. off the North Circular Road at the junction of Summerhill.