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From Bomb Site to Medicine Garden

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

- Robert Louis Stevenson -

From Bomb Site to Medicine Garden

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 U.K.'s second most densely populated local authority, the basic unit of local government. But now, the garden grows more than 30 varieties of edible or medicinal plants, from dandelion and common nettle to cowslip and comfrey, that have grown in the London area for the past thousand years. Local residents can harvest the plants for free. { read more }

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