loveLife Generation transformed a neglected back yard in Beckton Globe into a community garden to be enjoyed by all.
The transformation took nine months and started with young people getting their hands dirty by pulling out weeds and clearing the area.
They learnt about different plants and planned out what would be best suited for the garden and even got creative, designing a pagoda and seating area. Armed with a small grant from Young Mayor’s fund LLG went shopping for all things green and with the help of a local technology teacher we also found ways to turn junk into furniture! So old logs, palettes and rubber tyres were reborn as seats, tables and plant holders.
This project took a lot of dedication from the young people who were out in the garden come rain or shine and to celebrate their achievements they hosted a barbecue inviting neighbours and community members to enjoy the new space with them.