In the bustling centre of London, where the concrete jungle meets the railway lines, a green revolution is quietly taking root.
Meet Energy Garden, a remarkable company that has been transforming train stations across the city into flourishing community gardens since its inception. By seamlessly blending sustainability, urban gardening, and community engagement, Energy Garden has become a shining example of how businesses can make a positive impact on both the environment and people’s lives.
At its core, Energy Garden is driven by a powerful vision – to create vibrant greenery in the city that generates renewable energy and promote biodiversity while encouraging active community involvement. What sets Energy Garden apart, is its ability to forge partnerships with various stakeholders, including train operators, local councils, and enthusiastic volunteers. This collaborative approach has enabled them to establish over 50 gardens at train stations throughout London.
From the get-go, we, at Environet, were pleased to see how aligned our core values were, when it came to our joint passion around sustainability and the hope for a greener future. For instance, each garden is equipped with solar panels and other renewable energy infrastructure, much like we do at Environet HQ, harnessing the power of the sun to generate clean electricity.
Environet were therefore delighted to assist the team, when one of their gardens in was blighted with a case of Japanese knotweed, meaning that specialist expertise surrounding invasive plants was required. With the help of Environet’s Technical Lead, Will Joy and a few volunteers, Energy Garden was able to minimise the spread, allowing the garden further potential to thrive.
Being extremely impressed by how keen the volunteers at Energy Garden were to learn about Japanese knotweed, Will ended up giving them some training on how to identify Japanese knotweed, as well as some other tips on what to do when coming across invasive plants.
As both Energy Garden and Environet continue to expand their reach and influence, one can’t help but feel optimistic about the future of our cities – greener, cleaner, and united by a shared commitment to a more sustainable world.