This fabulous idea caught our attention today and it’s just the sort of positive recycling story that could so easily benefit other areas of London too.

Slade Gardens Adventure Playground in Stockwell Park Road SW9 already benefits from an edible garden, where kids can enjoy growing a variety of fruit and veg during the year. The playground also sells them to the public, with tasty items such as potatoes, tomatoes and plums being on offer when they’re in season.

The playground also benefits from the support of some big names including Lambeth and Southwark council, a range of international banks and several high street supermarket chains.

With support from the Mayor of London and waste management giant Veolia, Dennis Boateng has secured the funding needed to produce furniture for the playground which is made from old wooden pallets from Brixton Market. Dennis is already an active member of the local community and is also the founder of InUse-ReUse, an organisation that makes gorgeous furniture out of recycled wood. Alongside a donation from Veolia of 5,000 litres of rich compost made from food waste, the pallets will be used to make fencing, seats and compost bins at the Stockwell playground.

Passion in the community

In our opinion, this really is a heartwarming and inspiring story that demonstrates just how London’s urban areas can really flourish when members of the local community get together to share their passion and creativity.

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