Olive House roof top garden goes organic
Published by Rob Ghosh for Hanover Housing Group in Housing
Olive House, Hanover’s extra care estate in Fulham, West London is big on healthy eating and fitness.
Green fingered residents from Olive House have gone the extra mile by creating their own roof top garden where they can grow fresh fruit and vegetables.
The gardening club was created about three years ago when residents decided that it would be fun to cultivate some raised flower beds located on the roof terrace.
As it evolved residents have grown potatoes, tomatoes and other organic produce which have either been used for Sunday lunch or sold during coffee mornings to pay for residents activities such as arm chair basket ball.
Keen gardener and Olive House resident Frank Boyle said: “ I really enjoy gardening; growing you’re own is the best way to get you’re five a day.”
Resident are now hoping to raise funds to create a roof terrace alfresco dining area where they will be able to relax and socialise whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Thames.
Later in the year residents are hoping to invite their neighbours to a come dine with me experience where they will cook a healthy meal using produce that they have grow on the roof terrace.
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