Ally's idea for a crocus farm
Saffron Central was a Space Hive funded
pop-up saffron farm. It was built on the site
of the former council building Taberner House,
in the autumn of 2015.
The saffron farm was an idea generated
by Ally McKinlay an employee of
Croydon Council following a feature on his
Croydon radio show “Made in Croydon”.
The feature was called Crocus watch
Ally asked listeners to send photos of
crocuses popping up around Croydon.
This proved popular and resulted in the
Space Hive project to fund a crocus farm.
The crocuses were planted on
19 September, by a group of almost
200 volunteers.
They potted 19,500 corms.

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