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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.


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


Grow Wild Team



The Big Sunflower Project Is your group interested in growing FREE sunflowers?

Posted by Jenny on May 16, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Schools, churches, youth groups and community groups are being asked to grow sunflowers!

This is a project by to raise awareness of centronuclear and myotubular myopathy.

To obtain your sunflower seeds, please email [email protected] with your name and address with the subject line 'The Big Sunflower Project'.

Get planting

Sunflower seeds can be planted anytime from March - June. They like to be kept moist and enjoy lots of sun. We hope everyone will have fun growing their sunflowers and look forward to seeing and sharing the varied and colourful results of everyone's work later in the year.

The project organisers are encouraging everyone who takes part to post their progress and photos to their Facebook and Flickr pages." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Visit The Big Sunflower Project on Facebook

The Big Sunflower Project 2013 on Flickr

Photo by Colin Krumblez of