Who made it happen!
AZUL-VALERIE THOME (the positive earth project) – Co-creator and project leader
Azul-Valerie Thome, a French-Lebanese woman, has lived on the edge of what is known all her life and has courageously and creatively stepped into new grounds. Her background is in the crafts/arts/ancient Earth Wisdom and the inner landscape and gardening of the Heart and Mind. Azul has been an seeder of change for the last 15 years and has been part of the creation of Embercombe: an amazing sustainability centre near Exeter. She has also started up the Meadow Orchard Project, Green on the Screen, river d’ART project, Give 5 a Day, ‘eARTh in the City’ and Occupy the Seed in London.Her new venture is FOOD from the SKY: A pioneering initiative ‘Growing Food, Life and Communities on the roof of a supermarket’, a world first. A brilliant and inspiring collaboration between her Social Enterprise: Positive Earth Project and Thornton’s Budgens.The main focus of FOOD from the SKY is to create a successful template for our future where People care, Earth care, and a Fair share of our resources are the foundation of how we grow our food and how we live…
& ANDREW THORNTON (Thornton’s Budgens owner) – Co-creator, amazing support and business consultant
Head grower and Site manager:
Directors of FOOD from the SKY a CLG not for profit:
SEND A VERY WARM AND DEEP THANK YOU TO:
SO MANY 100′s of INDIVIDUALS FOR THE GENEROSITY OF YOUR TIME, IDEAS AND FOR MANY OTHER GIFTS
KARIEN STROUCKEN – our wonderful website collaborator
PETER BUDGE – our drummer and story teller
MARY HOGAN – our sweet mary with a coeur-rage-ous and musical heart for our planet
NATAN DORON – our young activist/academic
NICOLE FRERIS – our urban permaculturist and dear friend
MARK RIDSDILL SMITH – our ‘vertical veg’ man
MELANIE DE LAPLANCHE – mother of Paloma and helping with the new shop display…yeap!
PALOMA DE LAPLANCHE – our youngest volunteer
SARA DA SILVA – an enthusiast like no other dropping off young courgettes while we are not there
ABIMBOLA AKANWO-HOOD – our caring calm companiera
VANESSA MORIS – our early lovely passer by
CLAIRE WHITE – thank you for taking the Mulberry trees to a better home and for the globe artichoke
GILY BIRCH – thank you for your hard work and generous energy
SHELLEY FENNELL – thank you for your stable energy
ANN WRIGHT – thank you for your mixing of soil and sand to make a good loam
FRAN – Thank you for your pink appearance and your stories of the locals
GLORIA ELSE – thank you for your reminder about Biodynamic
JAYNE FORBES – thank you for your enthusiasm and hard work
CARMELA TURCHIARELLI – our Spanish friend
PAT FARRINGTON – our calm and kind visitor
SALLY MUMFORD – our new lovely friend
TOM D.HARRY – for your bright mind
DEBORAH – our singer from the Wailers
ROMAN THOME-STAMEGNA – My son, Thank you for being in my life
SORCHA GILBERT-DILLO – our lovely new seeder
JOJO – our dear helper
JAKE – Thank you for your help
GIANLUCA GUAPA CESARE – thank you for your help and positive energy
ALEXIS ROWELL – thank you for transplanting endangered beetroots
MERVYN – thank you for your help and smile on the great lifting day!
DAVID ARKIN- thank you for bits and pieces from Chelsea flower show
ASHAD – thank you for watering when I felt tired and for your smile
DAVID MANN – thank you for your endless and constant support
NEIL DEGARD – thank you for your ongoing encouragement and for the 2 hoses while I had a hand in the cast
MARTIN LEDIGO – thank you for your wonderful energy and for planting great fund raising ideas
JUDY GINSBURG – thank you for your calm presence and gentle and warm love
CATHRINA – ROSIE AND ROBERT – thank you for watering them and me
JACK LEDIGO- thank you for planting tomato plants and strawberries
REBECCA AND ANDY – thank you for your practical and beauty contributions
NIGEL – thank you for taking things from skips with the Budgens Van, always with a smile
LILLY HARRINGTON -thank you for your committed, efficient and beautiful presence
JOHN – thank you for starting to trust us
BARBARA – thank you for bringing the mountains of North Wales in Crouch End, welcome on board
SILVIO CAPUTO – thank you for asking poignant questions and for taking on the compost area!
ELIZABETH GUNN – thank you for your hunger for learning and courage to be on the edge
ROB – thank you for guiding youngs and olds to plant seeds in the soil and in their heart
CLARE GILBERT – a HUGE thank you for spending your gap year on the roof with us
LOCAL RESIDENTS – thank you for your flexibility and trust
and many many more beautiful people passing through….
And of course thank you to:
WHITE AND RED TAILED BUMBLE BEES, PIED WAGTAILS, HONEY BEES, SOLITARY BEES, WASPS, FLIES, A YOUNG CAT, WHITE CABBAGE BUTTERFLIES, HOLLY BLUES, COMAS BUTTERFLY, HOVER FLIES, MINT MOTHS, ALL SORTS OF LADYBIRDS, A ROBIN, MAGPIES, PIGEONS, CROWS, SEAGULLS, BATS, GREEN AND BLACK FLIES, SPIDERS, FUNGIES AND WORMS TO LET US KNOW WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK!
WE ALSO THANK BUSINESSES FOR THEIR SUPPORT/REDUCED FEES/SPONSORSHIP
THORNTON’S BUDGENS FANTASTIC, GENEROUS AND SUPPORTIVE TEAM!!
- ADAM PARVEZ- SUSTAINABILTY DEPT
- DAVID WINDSKILL – CROUCH END COUNCILLOR
- CLARE KOBER – COUNCIL LEADER
- STEL – GREEN RECYCLING BOXES
- OLIVER CHRISTIAN- PLANNING DEPT
MUSGRAVE – FOR THE 100 PALLETS
HARSCO – FOR THE SCAFOLDING TOWER PUBLIC ACCESS- Yuxie, Phil and Adam, thank you!
BRUCKSHIELD – FOR THE CRANE
GUFFER & Co – FOR DIY AND GREAT ADVICE
LONDON WASTE – FOR THE 10 TONNES OF COMPOST
KATE @ THS DESIGNS- FOR OUR LOVELY LOGO
CELIA BROOKS BROWN – for cooking for the very successful fund-raising ‘Feast from the sky’ in September ’10
Making the Difference: Haringey
Penny for Plastic: Thornton’s Budgens Trust
HAM AND HIGH BROADWAY
NETHERLANDS PRESS ASSOCIATION
BBC LONDON NEWS
NEWSHOUR BBC WORLD SERVICE
TF1 – FRENCH PRESS
VOICE OF AMERICA
RESURGENCE, and many more….
WE ALSO THANK OUR ANCIENT SUN, OUR GENEROUS EARTH, OUR WATERS AND PLANTS, OUR WINDS AND ALL ANIMALS, OUR MOON AND OUR COSMOS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLANT ‘biodynamic’ SEEDS IN PEOPLE’S HEARTS AND IMAGINATION.