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We Dig It 2 new gardening and wellbeing club

Posted by Ruth Robinson on March 6, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Come along to our new gardening and well being club at  Frendsbury gardens, Mondays 1.30 to 4pm, starting 6th March 2017.

All adults over 18 welcome, all abilities.

Refreshmnents, snacks and garden tuitiion provided.


email Ruth or Lizzie on

[email protected]

or text Ruth

07766 596600


Look forward to seeing you!


New Cross: The Little Harvest Market at Cafe Crema

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on August 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Café Crema and The Secret Orchard presents The Secret Orchard Market

As part of Urban Food Week we will be holding a small market in the garden at Café Crema celebrating all things made, grown or created in South East London. Come and support this new venture and help support local growers and makers.

When: Saturday, 21September from 12 til 4

Where: Café Crema garden, 306 New Cross Road, SE14 6AF. Side entrance on Laurie Grove or come through the café

Why: Because it’s feels good to buy things that haven’t travelled half way round the world and that aren’t drowning in packaging.

Children welcome.

Details: Come and feed the ducks too, maybe even collect some eggs. As well as thestalls, Café Crema will be open for the day serving Fair Trade teas and coffee, home made cake and vegetarian main dishes. Fully licensed.

What’s on offer? A small collection of outdoor stalls selling homemade jams and preserves, locally grown produce, plants, fresh herbs, local honey and hand forged, locally designed metal furniture…special berry cobbler made with secret orchard raspberries.

We have one stall left….any makers or growers out there?

If so please email Kiri [email protected]. (must be S.E London based or grown)

 

Telegraph Hill: Summer workshops for all the family!

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on August 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Ella and the team at Grow Wild have announced a full programme of fun workshops for the summer for grown ups and kids.. 

These activities will take place at the Common Growth community garden on Sandbourne Road SE14.


Weds 7 Aug

10.30am - 12.00pm

Kids workshop- Herb spiral fun!

 

Get up close and personal with the herbs in our spiral! Smell them, feel them, plant them!

~ Fun quiz/activity about herbs and how we use them

~ Herb planting

~ Interactive storytelling

~ Learn and sing together

Suitable for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Sat 17 Aug

10.30am - 12.30pm- Herbs and their uses

~ Herb identification

~ Their 3 main uses

~ Benefits of a herb spiral growing

~ Practical activity: growing herbs from cuttings, herb spiral maintainance, and how to harvest them.


 

The workshops are informal and fun, and it’s a great way to learn a few more gardening skills and share tips with other gardeners.

If you would like to attend any of them, or want more information, then please text Rich on 07901 360321 or email [email protected] giving the name of attendees and a contact telephone number.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All courses are free, but we suggest a £3 voluntary donation to help cover the costs of materials.


 

Souper Sunday

Every Sunday 2-5pm

Garden to do list

 

~ Make greenhouse shelving

~ Make raised beds

~ keep veg plants under control!

~ Weeding

~ Turn compost

~ Watering in greenhouse and strawberry wall

~ Harvesting lovely veggies!

 

Location: Common Growth Community Garden, Sandbourne Road (on the corner with Jerningham Rd), SE4 2NS. http://goo.gl/maps/wu3GC

 

Hope to see you at some of the events, thanks for your support!

 

Grow Wild Team

 

growwild.org.uk

 

 

Telegraph Hill / New Cross:This Week @ Grow Wild

Posted by Nick on July 3, 2013 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Grow Wild team are looking for a responsible and flexible person to charge on watering for their Sunflower Project. They have a flat rate of £300 to support your efforts. The commitment would be approximately 1/2 day per week (likely split into 2 separate sessions and would be dependent on the weather!) starting this month through til the end of October. This task would suit someone with a flexible schedule who can water when the weather demands. A real enthusiasm and dedication for this project is essential. Please contact them directly:   [email protected] if you're interested.


Friday 12 - 4pm: 'Gardening workshop' at The Cloister Garden

 Grow Wild are working with the users of the Centre and other community volunteers to turn this currently underused garden into a use able and bountiful community resource. More info here. 

**They  also need watering help at the Cloister garden. They are creating a watering rota...if you have a little bit of spare time and can commit to 1 day a month or more we'd love to hear from you. In return they will share some of the herbs harvested from the garden with the watering team.

Location: Cloister Garden, behind Telegraph Hill Centre and the Hill Station Cafe, SE14 5TY


Saturday 1-3pm: 'Gardening Together' workshop at Somerville Adventure Playground

 Join them in creating a new kitchen garden, plant seeds, start composting and help grow vegetables, fruits and herbs. Anyone is welcome, just drop in. More info here.

 Location:  Somerville Adventure Playground, SE14 5AA

 

Sunday 1 - 3pm: 'Sunflower planting' on New Cross Road: 1000 Sunflowers for New Cross project!

Grow Wild are collaborating with New X-ING to transform New Cross Road (A2) and other nearby urban areas into an extraordinary bee-friendly environment! On Sunday they will be planting out the sunflower seedlings to their final locations in the beds on New Cross Road and other nearby places.

British bee numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years, affected by disease, chemicals and habitat loss. Bees are vital; they pollinate our food, keep farmers in business and help our gardens, parks and countryside to thrive. Join in and help feed the bees.

If you've been nurturing a seedling or two at home now is the time to bring them along! Your help contributing to this groundbreaking local project would be greatly appreciated!  Just drop along anytime between 1 and 3pm. All tools and equipment provided. See you there!

Location: Meet on the corner of St James and New Cross Roads (next to the cowbins).


Sunday 2 - 5pm: 'Open garden and Souper Sunday' at Common Growth community garden

Regular open day, visitors welcome to join in the gardening and cooking activities, and enjoy the lovely space! More info here. 

Location: Common Growth, Sandbourne Road, SE4 2NS

 

Next Monday 11:30-3pm: 'Marmalade Mondays' at the Hill Station cafe

Grow Wild and The Hill Station are joining forces to run a series of Community Cook & Share events on Mondays when the cafe is closed. We want to share the kitchen with the local community, bringing people together to socialise around preparing and sharing food. Cook together then share the results! 

Come and divulge your cooking knowledge, pick up new recipe tips, enjoy the company and enthusiasm of cooks from all around the hill, all cooking abilities very welcome. Join for as little or as much time as you're able.

Location: At the Hill Station Cafe, Kitto Road, SE14 5TY

Telegraph Hill: Common Growth Garden Workshop

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on May 9, 2013 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Now Spring’s finally here, things have been moving apace in the Common Growth Community Garden in New Cross. The greenhouse is full of seedlings and a row of various fruit trees and bushes is now proudly lined up against the back wall. Both are thanks to the last 2 workshops where people learned and shared tips about growing. The next workshops is next Saturday the 11th of May from 10.30-12.30, and it will be on Weeds and their uses:

~ Weed identification

~ Useful weeds

~ Organic weed control methods

~ Practical activity: weeding of raised beds; making Comfrey ‘tea’ (plant fertilizer)

As usual it will be an informal workshop with plenty of participation, and time for conversation over tea and cakes.

 

Amazing and helpful bugs:  Wednesday the 29th of May. A fun workshop for children of all ages!

This workshop is on Wednesday during the school holidays, from 10.30-12.00, and will involve fun learning activities, games and singing.

 

If you would like to attend any of the courses, or like more information, then please text Rich on 07901 360321 or email [email protected] giving the name of attendees and a contact telephone number. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All courses are free, but we suggest a £3 voluntary donation to help cover the costs of materials.

 

Also, we’re open on Sunday afternoons from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, where you’ll often be rewarded for a spot of garden work with a bowl of fresh warm soup!

 

Common Growth Community Garden, Sandbourne Road (on the corner with Jerningham Rd), SE4 2NS. http://goo.gl/maps/wu3GC

 


Telegraph Hill: Grow Wild Events for the weekend.

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on May 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Week ending Friday 3 May

Friday. 12-4pm: 'Gardening workshop' at the Cloister Garden

Grow Wild are working with the users of the Centre and other community volunteers to turn this currently underused garden into a use able and bountiful community resource. More info here.

Venue: Cloister Garden, behind Telegraph Hill Centre and the Hill Station Cafe, SE14 5TY


Saturday. 1-3pm: 'Souper Saturday' at Frendsbury garden

In partnership with Frendsbury garden we're joining their Bug Club activity day and doing our mobile field kitchen cooking demonstration. Join in with fun activities for all the family and some tasty soup!

Venue: Frendsbury gardens, Frendsbury road, SE4

 

Sunday. 11:15am-11:45pm: 'Sunflower planting session' at St Catherine's Church

Another fun sunflower planting session to support our '1000 Sunflowers for New Cross project! More info here.

Venue: St Catherines Church, Telegraph Hill Centre, SE14 5TY 

 

Sunday. 2-5pm: 'Open garden & Souper Sunday' at Common Growth community garden

 Regular open day, visitors welcome to join in the gardening and cooking activities, and enjoy the lovely space! More info here.

 Venue: Common Growth, Sandbourne Road, SE4 2NS


Telegraph Hill: Kent Plant Fairs Roadshow - SAT 1st June

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on April 23, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Exciting times for Lewisham's Gardeners!  Some of the best specialist nurseries in the South East including National Collection Holders are coming to Telegraph HIll, SE14

 

There'll be a plant fair with up to 10 specialist plant nurseries from Kent in Lewisham on 1st June at the Telegraph Hill Centre.

See their  Facebook Page www.facebook.co­m/­KentPlantFairsRoadshow for more details.

A nice venue with the lovely Telegraph Hill Park below - probably a bit small for your permaculture festival unfortunately.

 

When: Saturday, 1 June 2013,

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Where: Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road, SE14 ( MAP)

 

Happening this week at Grow Wild & Telegraph Hill Festival

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 21, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Friday 12-4pm: 'Gardening workshop' at The Cloister Garden

Grow Wild are working with the users of the Centre and other community volunteers to turn this currently underused garden into a use able and bountiful community resource. More info here.

Cloister Garden, behind Telegraph Hill Centre and the Hill Station Cafe, SE14 5TY MAP

 

Saturday 11-2pm: 'Community Garden and cooking tour' , part of the Telegraph Hill Festival

Meet and greet your friendly community garden, see what’s growing and being produced.

The tour will start at one of the Honor Oak community gardens, we’ll tour from garden to garden, where there will be a different cooking demonstration at each site. We have a minibus for transport (phone Sarah on 07515 637 375 or e-mail [email protected] to book a place on the bus), or you can bring your own cycle. Read about our last Big Build event here.

Meet at 11am in St Catherines Church courtyard, Telegraph Hill Centre, SE14 5TY MAP

  

Saturday 10:30-12:30pm: 'Learn to grow fruit in containers workshop' at Common Growth community garden

Learn how to grow fruit in containers, things to consider such as site, root stock, container size.

Learn about pollinators, pruning and maintenance. To book a place on this workshop email the Common Growth team: [email protected] with names of attendees. The course only costs £3 donation per person to cover the cost of materials.

More info here. Common Growth, Sandbourne Road, SE4 2NS MAP

 

Sunday 2-5pm: 'Open garden & Souper Sunday' at Common Growth community garden

 Regular open day, visitors welcome to join in the gardening and cooking activities, and enjoy the lovely space! More info here.

Common Growth, Sandbourne Road, SE4 2NS MAP

 

Hope to see you at some of the events, thanks for your support!

Grow Wild Team [email protected]


Telegraph Hill Festival: Grow Wild Open Day and Forage Walk

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 


 Saturday 2-5pm: 'Open Day' at Common Growth community garden, Sandbourne Road, SE4 2NS

 Visitors welcome to join in the gardening activities, and enjoy the lovely space! Read More here

  

Sunday 11am-1:30pm: 'Foraging Walk' around Telegraph Hill

Find food for free! Join our guided foraging walk around the local area, and learn what interesting foods are available under your nose.

During the walk we’ll be continuing to build our foraging map which will be shared via the Grow Wild website.

 

After the foraging walk join us at Common Growth community garden to make a delicious soup with our foraged ingredients.

 No booking required, simply meet at Common Growth garden at 11am. Sandbourne Road, SE4 2NS

 

Sunday 2-5pm: 'Souper Sunday' at Common Growth community garden

Regular open day, this time with delicious soup made from foraged ingredients! Visitors welcome to join in!

 

Hope to see you at some of the events, thanks for your support!

Grow Wild Team

growwild.org.uk

 

NOTE Grow Wild is a community food growing, cooking and sharing project in New Cross and the surrounding areas.

Grow Wild is out to make a difference by working in partnerships to initiate and run community food growing and cooking spaces.