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How Artists and Neighbors Converted a WWII Bomb Site into a Medicinal Garden – May 9, 2018

London community found a way to protect a rare parcel of rewilded land

It was a fenced-off World War II bomb site that had rewilded, and a team of London artists decided it was the perfect place to grow a medicine garden. The site is in the middle of a social housing complex in the Bethnal Green neighborhood of Tower Hamlets, a London borough that has become the UK’s second most densely populated local authority, the basic unit of local government.

photo of London medicinal gardenPhoto courtesy of Michael SmytheThe Bethnal Green Nature Reserve is home to more than 30 edible or medicinal plants indigenous to London.

For the artists, the hardest part of… more

by: Olivia Rosane

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