I went out this morning to the weekly yoga class at AAINA Women’s Centre on Bath Street only to find our guerilla garden radically changed! Somebody dug through all the rubbish and weeds and grass on the other side of the guerilla garden we’ve been working on and really made it a great job! It’s absolutely clear now, with some rubbish bags remaining to be removed.
I couldn’t even imagine what it must have taken to dig such a big peace of land - and I tell you, it’s at least 4 times bigger than the initial garden - so I started asking around. The Greedy Pig, Caldmore Timber and Walsall DIY all told the same story - Arjun Chand from Caldmore Neighbourhood Watch spent the whole day on Wednesday digging the extension of the garden! Because after the meeting on Monday he wanted to show that the Watch does think positive!
I had a chat with him today on the phone and he said that he’s going to keep on working on it, Walsall DIY has promised to help buy new plants at low prices, so you will all see the new garden very soon!
Obviously, I am very, very excited. Because of this new extension and also because of the support declared by Caldmore Traders Association, who re-blogged my last blog entry. The chair, Ali Mahmood, wants to become involved and make the Guerilla Garden on of Caldmore Village landmarks. I have also been invited to BBC WM to talk about this blog next week, so you must excuse me if I feel a bit overwhelmed!
And it all started with this little garden…
Great things are happening, and there are more to come!