To create a Forest Garden in Central London

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Residents and others believe the best way to reduce pollution in the Shoreditch area would be a Forest Garden. This would be a community park involving the greater area of east London. Placing as much vegetation in the urban area, is conducive to lessening pollution, a Forest Garden is the oldest form of agriculture and is proven to achieve this. We urge Hammerson and The Ballymore Group to take note of what the local population wish and not install an inappropriate park that would not fulfil the above objective.

A forest garden would work with nature as nature is already on the site. The design should include elements of planting that would work to remedy the soil over time, improve the environment using small and slow solutions, gently nudging the site towards an eventual multi productive agro forestry landscape.

Please sign this petition to persuade Hammerson and The Ballymore Group to install a Forest Garden instead of their proposed plan as follows which does not meet the desired objective.

The idea is a viable, self managing alternative to the present park design, which would include the community in its management.  Furtherance to the park would be to have a bridge across Brick Lane, joining with Allen Gardens, thus creating arguably the largest Forest Garden in Europe, in Bishopsgate.