Speaking on behalf of the project Khoa Pham, Kilburn Community Garden leader, said: “We started campaigning for the community garden in the Spring of 2021, and after building a support network of local community groups and surveying over 170 locals with overwhelmingly positive support, finally obtained permission from the council to build in May 2022.”
He continued: “A massive thank you to Hannah at Buttle’s Builders’ Merchant and its Kentish Town Branch for all of their help and assistance.”
The work was carried out the Kilburn Community Garden volunteers with the aim to encourage people to take up gardening regardless of their background. The space will be used for the local community to come together, grow together and educate each other on growing food.
Hannah Brunton, Head of Commercial at Buttle’s, commented: “We’ve been a family business for over 100 years of and have close knit ties to our local communities so when we saw that Khoa and the team needed help we were only too happy to help supply materials.
“Supporting projects like this is a key part of our Corporate Social Responsibility objectives, and we believe it’s important that businesses operate in a responsible manner. By creating a garden that will benefit so many families in the local area is a perfect way for us to help make a real difference.”