Project Dirt

13 April 2012

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Hello to everyone at Discovering Places from the Project Dirt team!

In case you haven’t heard of us, Project Dirt is a green social network, which brings people together to share advice, information and resources.

To keep things practical the network is centred around projects (ie what people are doing), which makes it less about talking and more about doing. With over 5,000 members (the “Dirters”) undertaking 750 projects we have grown into London’s biggest green network. Typically there are 50+ events posted on Project Dirt each week – so do check our events section to see what’s happening near you.

There are some great Dirters and projects on the site – so let’s quickly introduce you to a few of them.

You might want to look up Mike Wohl’s project Let’s Go, Let’s Grow – a great example of a builders bag food-growing scheme. Richard Reynolds has been sprucing up of London’s pavements with flowers and veg at his project Pimp Your Pavement. If you’re in Southwark, you should pop by the Onion Shed and say hello to Ann Bodkin and ask to see their bee hives and green roof. Or if green houses (literally!) take your fancy, we’d suggest a cruise round Brockwell Park Community Greenhouse who have just won a huge funding round. Likewise, if you have kids, the city farms are a must (especially Stepney in the East and Vauxhall in the South of London).

Check out our website at for information on projects happening near you.


Post by Mark Shearer, co-founder of Project Dirt.

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