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Skyway’s pop-up allotment project in Hackney will promote permaculture

PUBLISHED: 12:41 16 October 2012

Students (L) Amira Shamsiddinova, Rupali Bhatnagar, Philippa Grainger, and Partha Ray explore the plants at the new Grow SkyWay pop-up allotment at Hoxton Overground Station.

Students (L) Amira Shamsiddinova, Rupali Bhatnagar, Philippa Grainger, and Partha Ray explore the plants at the new Grow SkyWay pop-up allotment at Hoxton Overground Station.

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Hoxton Overground Station’s entrance has been beautified by a pop-up allotment, thanks to the work of to a young charity which wants to reconnect young people with their local community.

Grow SkyWay is the latest venture from youth engagement charity SkyWay, and it is hoped it will foster an entrepreneurial spirit, allowing young people to develop carpentry, gardening and retail skills, whilst learning about green principles like sustainability and self-sufficiency.

The idea is for the project to become financially self-sustainable programme, with the young passing on their knowledge to others.

Hoxton Station’s delivery manager Pauline Lawler said: “We are happy to be working alongside the local community to brighten up the station and give this opportunity to young people.”

As part of the project, a stall at Broadway market due to open on October 27, will sell Grow Boxes to the public.

For more information see www.skyway.uk.com


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