This street is adjacent to mine and it contains lots of neglected but fertile treepits. Several of them are next to a children’s playground so no one claims them or takes an interest in them. I think these pits could be great as a starter project for the River of Herbs.
They need clearing of the weeds, some edible which have now set seed. Then I’m thinking of sowing some herb seed and planting some small evergreen and perennial herbs that I have surplus on my roof.
When planted I’ll stick a label in there, saying in some way that the tree pits are part of the River of Herbs and the plant species are edible or medicinal but are also for bees and other insect pollinators. That part needs some planning but I hope you get the idea.
So, what do you think? Would you like to help? Do you have other ideas or know of other possible Urban Herb Meadow locations?