|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 6, 2014 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
Hopefully this Lewisham Homes 'Get Gardening' application process is less half-assed than it appears to be.
Having read through the application form, I have my doubts that a gardener had anything to do with planning it. There is no mention of planting fruit trees for a start. Funding for community vegetable growing projects which comes through IN MAY. Sowing wild flower seeds IN MAY How very useful!
You can of course still direct sow runner beans and courgette, or spend half your funding buying in older plants from the garden centre. But where is the fun or the learning in that? So yeah, a clear ethos of Grow Your Own and sustainability at the heart of this Lewisham Homes scheme.
Anyway... here is the Application Form
If you're aware of a Lewisham Homes site which could do with gussying up- then there is up to £5,000 available for community improvment projects.
Who can apply? You can be a Lewisham Homes resident, a group of residents, or a community group or social enterprise, but your project MUST be for, and benefit, Lewisham Homes residents. Your project can be a one-off piece of work, or last for weeks or even a couple of months.
• 3 March: Community Fund launches
• 14 April: Closing date for applications
Successful applicants will be notified in early May.
How to apply If you have a fantastic idea for a community project then book your place now for a one-to-one support or training session on how to apply for funding. Email [email protected].uk or call Joy Burnett on 020 8613 7662.
|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 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Jenny on July 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on May 22, 2013 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
Best in Show Winners, 2012: The hanging Gardens of Oscar Street, SE8.
Judging will take place in the following 2 weeks (8th July - 19th July).
|Posted by Jenny on January 15, 2013 at 6:20 AM||comments (0)|
If you're looking to add a bit more to your community garden or need more accessible growing containers for less physically able users then we still have a number of empty builders bags available as seen here -
If you'd like to collect from the Wearside depot please contact [email protected] directly to arrange a time / day.
Katy is the fantastic Allotments Officer based at the Wearside Rd Depot in Ladywell, just off Lewisham High Street.
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on October 3, 2012 at 4:05 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on September 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM||comments (0)|
The hanging Gardens of Oscar Street, SE8, Overall Winners Lewisham in Bloom 2012!
WINNER: Maire Quinn
Maire has a mature forest garden and has planted to encourage local wildlife. Maire demonstrated extensive knowledge of native species and habitats.
SECOND: India Smaller
THIRD: Glenda Logan
MERIT: Colin Reed
COMMUNITY GARDEN CATEGORY
SECOND: Sydenham Garden, Sydenham
THIRD: Common Growth, Telegraph Hill
MERIT: Grow Leemore Gate
LARGE FRONT GARDENS
WINNER: Mr Lee
Mr Lee wins again! Mr Lee has a wonderful garden with a deep knowledge of an experienced plantsman. His garden has year round interest and colour. He also tends to the gardens of his infirm neighbours. Wonderful!
SECOND: Mr and Mrs Board
THIRD: Jaime Mootealoo
MERIT: Tom Harding
SMALL FRONT GARDENS
WINNER: John Argyle
The sharp suited Mr Argyle won for his fantastic summer display. His baskets and planters were greatly enhanced in this greatest of summers by Olympic flags, bunting and Unions Jacks.
SECOND: Jessica Omerod
THIRD: Jean Moore
BEST IN SHOW
WINNER: The Oscar Street Residents!
The Frank Mason Cup was presented to the residents by Carl Hughes of Glendale, Lewisham's Council's largest parks and green services contractor. Mr Hughes is himself is marking 40 years of service with Glendale.
The Oscar Street Residents who accepted the coverted Frank MAson Cup and the £150 prize were:
Jean Jewell, Maguita Stuber, Gail Barnes Gerry Henderson, and Sheila Clarke- ringleader and chief planter!
Mr Board: Potty about pots! 2nd place Large Front Garden category.
Many thanks to the 2012 Lewisham in Bloom Judges: Colin Melton and Alan Morgan of Beckenham Place Park.
Cllr Susan Wise, Mayoral Cabinet member for Customer Services handed out the prizes and Martin Hyde was MC.
Thanks also to the always graceful Katy Delaney who organised and facilitated the event.
|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on August 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM||comments (0)|
New has been announced of the opening of the third funding round for Community Garden Small Grants in Lewisham.
The upper limit for any award is £600.00. The deadline for applications will be 31st August 2012. Eligible projects must meet the objective of the scheme to:
1.Encourage the participation of young people in food growing activities. We will require evidence of youth participation (e.g. youth forum)
and at least one of the following objectives:
2. To help develop projects to initiate and run new food growing spaces within LBL
3. To support existing projects that encourage people to grow their own food for community benefit within LBL
Further Information: [email protected]
Contact- Stella Agunabor Service Development Manager
Environment & Community Development
|Posted by Chrissie on August 7, 2012 at 5:10 AM||comments (1)|
Green Flag Awards are the national standard for quality parks and green spaces. And Lewisham Parks won 14 awards this week!
Glendale is Lewisham Council's parks' contractor who must be congratulated, but we must not forget the many 'Friends and Users' Groups who put so much into ensuring we all have great green spaces to enjoy.
Lewisham Green Flag Winners:
Managed by Glendale Grounds Management in partnership with Lewisham Council and Greenwich Council
The following winners are managed by Glendale in partnership with Lewisham Council:
Bellingham Green, SE23
Brookmill Park, Deptford SE8
Chinbrook Meadows (Nature Reserve) Grove Park SE12
Cornmill Gardens, Central Lewisham SE13
Deptford Park, SE8
Hilly Fields, Brockley SE4
Horniman Museum Gardens, Forest Hill, SE23
Ladywell Fields, SE4
Manor House Gardens, Lee SE12
Manor Park, Hither Green / Lee SE13
Mayow Park, Sydenham SE26
Sydenham Wells Park SE26
Telegraph Hill Park, SE14
Lewisham Community Award Winners
The Green Flag Community Awards are for green spaces managed by voluntary and community groups.
Albion Millennium Green, Forest Hill, SE23
Devonshire Road Nature Reserve, Forest Hill, SE23
Grove Park Nature Reserve, SE12
Grow Mayow Community Garden, Sydenham SE26
Horniman Nature Trail, Forest Hill, SE23
Sydenham Garden, SE26