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Heathrow Transition activists celebrate one year stay at community garden

The Ecologist

March 3rd, 2011

Campaigners against the third Heathrow runway and residents of the local villages Sipson, Harmondsworth and Harlington this week celebrated the anniversary of the market garden project in Sipson, 'Grow Heathrow'

Transition Heathrow campaigners and local residents have been working together to turn the land back into a thriving market garden as the above short film - produced by You and I Films - highlights. Over the year the project has played host to food growing workshops, direct action trainings, a banquet and many other events.

Before the campaigners moved in, the derelict greenhouses were used by the owners to illegally dump cars and other waste. Residents and campaigners involved in the project have since cleared the refuse with the help of the local council and carefully restored the glass in the greenhouses, which are now being prepared again for growing vegetables and many other plants over the summer.

Transition Heathrow is a grassroots action group working to build resilient Heathrow communities capable of collectively coping with the injustices and threats of climate change and peak oil.

More info: www.transitionheathrow.com

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