MEPC are very proud of our Urban Garden scheme and are delighted we are able to share our passion for trying new ideas and bio-diversity with our occupiers.
The Urban Gardens have used Gavin Jones Group Ltd and their site team to create the environment; reclaimed wood from Oxford Wood Recycling and recycled shingle/stone from a local source.
The draw for a plot has taken place and lucky winners include Aptuit, Chroma Therapeutics Ltd, Concateno (UK) Ltd, Schoeller Arca Systems Ltd, Sungard, ttmobiles, Valspar Industries (UK) Ltd, P2i, Patheon UK Limited and Evotec (UK) Ltd.
Each plot is around 6 meters x 2 meters with raised beds utilising old scaffold planks from Oxford Wood Recycling based on Milton Park, the typical depth is 0.5 meters with a soil/compost mix. The Urban Gardens are now available for participating occupiers to use for growing their own fruit and vegetables.
The Urban Gardens are located across the road from Units 127 – directly behind Building 100. There is dedicated parking close-by and pedestrian access available from the spine road on Milton Park. A shed is located in the area where a limited amount of communal equipment will be stored and available for people to use; a common area to compost and water will also be available.
There are plenty of reasons why the Urban Gardens are beneficial –
- They are an inexpensive way to grow fresh produce.
- Get you and your colleagues out of the office and into the fresh air.
- A great way to exercise!
- Meet new people on Milton Park, share advice and tips with other companies and our Landscaping team.
- A bit of friendly rivalry! Which company on Milton Park will hold the title “Winner – The Milton Park Urban Garden Show.”
The Milton Park Urban Gardens official opening will take place 14 May 2010 at 12pm you are more than welcome!
Tips and Hints from the Urban Gardeners
A great website giving away free seeds to get your Milton Park Urban Garden started - click here
Did you know there is a mini garden centre just down the road in Sutton Courtenay? Perfect for you to visit at lunch time! The owner has been gardening for 50 years, he has various vegetable seedlings, plants and seeds for sale. Click here for details on how to find the centre.