• Leaving Crocus Valley

    3 monthes ago - By Urban Sketchers

    A demolition site in the centre of Croydon has been the unlikely home to a pop-up saffron farm for the last two and a half years. The heritage project, initially started with a crowd funding campaign, was kept going by donations and an army of volunteers. It's been a real community effort led by Ally McKinlay who had the idea in the first place, inspired by the legend that the town's name originated as ‘Crocus Valley'.
    These are the drawings I made on the last weekend before the developers took back the site. All the plants and containers were given away to community groups and schools...
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