|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 25, 2014 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
1.Catford Train Station- Community Clean Up.
A group of local residents are getting together to work with Network Rail on a one- off community clear up of CAtford Station which is currently in a disgusting state. Sign up here to receive information about the community clean up dates.
The River Pool at Catford. Image credit: Ian Yarnham via Geograph.oeg.uk
2. Weekly Wildlife Conservation sessions on The River Pool, Catford
Thames 21 and the Friends of River Pool are running weekly wildlife conservation sessions in the heart of Catford and it is open to everyone over 16. It's a hands-on opportunity to learn about the management of woodland, ponds and river habitats. Boots and all equipment provided inc tea and doughnuts.
There two sessions every Wednesday starting at 10.15 am and 1.00pm
Location: Junction Rivers Pool & Ravensbourne, Riverview Park, Catford, London SE6 4PU
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 6, 2014 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
The RE:LEAF London Partnership is undertaking a survey of London’s trees and woodlands, to establish the benefits they provide and put a value on them.
We need 200 volunteers for one day’s training and about four days surveying actually out in the field looking at and measuring trees across Greater London.
Receive training in the use of the US Forest Service’s i-tree methodology
Be accredited as an i-Tree Eco London 2014 surveyor
Help protect London’s trees and woodlands for future generations
Place a value on the benefits London’s trees and woodlands deliver
|Posted by Nick on February 4, 2014 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
Lewisham Biodiversity Partners delivered 316 events, engaging 1446 adults & 4964 children in the last quarter
The 3 Rivers Clean Up to celebrate it’s 6th consecutive year engaging and involving residence in the care of our waterways between 21st June and 12th July 2014
Wasp spider pictured in Ladywell & Brockley Cemetery make a colourful addition to the local biodiversity Here
Dawn Chorus Walk Saturday 22nd March @ Horniman Gardens with David Darrell-Lambert
Woodcock seen over Horniman triangle
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on December 16, 2013 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
Date: January 18th and 25th 2014
Time: 11 till 4pm
Location: St Saviour's Edible Garden, Brockley Rise, London SE23 1JN
Cost: £60/£30 including veggie lunch and refreshments ( further concessions may be available on request).
Led by Permaculture Designers: Ruth Robinson and Mich Thill
Email: [email protected] Tel: 07766596600
Details: uring this two-day Introduction to Permaculture Design we will explore what Permaculture really is and discover its origins and ethical foundations. In a playful and participatory way we will explore Permaculture principles and design which we can apply in our gardens, our jobs and personal life.
Permaculture Design will allow us to work with, rather than against nature to create resilient communities and sustainable ecosystems. We will explore how Permaculture enables us to create low-maintenance edible gardens that benefit the environment as well as the people and community.
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on December 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Friends of River Pool with Thames21 are holding Wildlife Gardening sessions of two hours, Wednesday mornings and afternoons starting at 10.15 am and 1.00pm
Much better than daytime television; it offers an opportunity to do something different; to get fit while working out of doors, learning about wildlife conservation and the management of woodland, ponds and river habitats in a place where Kingfishers and Sparrow Hawks live
Dress in old clothes. Boots and other equipment inc. tea and biscuits will be provided
When: 23 Oct 2013 - 18 Dec 2013 10:15 - 12:15 every Wed
Where: Where Rivers Pool and Ravensbourne meet, River Pool linear Park Winsford Road Bell Green, SE6 4LX Catford
Tel: 020 7223 1264
Email: [email protected]
|Posted by Chrissie on November 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Grow Wild UK is a environmental project by Kew Botanical Gardens. They are currently searching for groups which want to transforms neglected outside spaces into wildflower meadows.
So if you have a space in mind - why not get in touch?
The London Beekeepers' Association is looking for green spaces in London that might need a polliantor freindly make-over.
Any potential project should be large scale and have permission from the landowner.
Email details of your site to Angela Woods: [email protected]
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 9, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
They make 'em hardy in South London! Despite a forecast of solid rain all day, intrepid locals came out to plant saplings on in the rain!
These were wild harvest saplings from The Woodland Trust. We have been working hard to encourage biodiversity on our train station embankment, these new bushes will be carefully managed providing habitats and food for wildlife and a foraging legacy for the area.
With so many people, the planting took just 90 minutes; soaked through and filthy we decamped to a local cafe for tea and sausage sandwiches.
A huge thank you to all the local residents who braved the rain to improve their community.
Thank you also to The Woodland Trust. Do follow the link if you would like your school or community group to plant bushes or trees.
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
The Friends of Albion Millennium Green have a workday this coming Saturday 9 November.
Bring tools and waterproof-ish footwear.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Ann Field, Secretary
Entrance off Albion Villas Road MAP
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
On the day we will be continue our Autumn tasks of clearing part of our main meadow (as the main meadow is split into 3 parts and we cut different parts of the meadow each year). This will be cutting back the rough grassland, Rosebay Willow Herb, bramble and small saplings within this part of the meadow. We will also be clearing small areas within the other two meadows as well if we have the time. This will all lead towards our winter tasks which will be felling of small trees along the left side of the main meadow.
If you haven't then before you start to volunteer with the Trust or our little local group, you need to fill out a London Wildlife Trust Volunteer Registration Form. You can email it back to me once it is completed or bring it to me on the day. Also please let me know if you would like to be removed from the email list.
All the best and I will see you on the day
Steve Cleall, Volunteer Warden