Surrey Square School

Craft & Cooking Sessions  October 2021 It has been really refreshing to spend time with the young people at Surrey Square School, they are inquisitive, eager to learn and all are so encouraging to one another when working as a group.  Our last two sessions we have focused on making a pumpkin seed-pesto together and preparing a salad. Our collaboration Continue Reading

Surrey Square School: Craft & Cooking Sessions

Friday 17th September  Surrey Square School @ediblerotherhithe has been part of the network and running incredible food growing initiatives for several years. The Surrey Square School site has a incredible polytunnel growing spaces for the primary school children to learn about growing fruits, herbs and vegetables, as well as raised beds, fruit trees and even a nursery growing space on Continue Reading

Rockingham Allotment: Froglife Event

Saturday 21st August, 12-4pm We were fortunate to have a beautiful community event at Rockingham Allotment, which is of well established allotment, that showcases how a communal estate garden can be cultivated into something very special. Winston, one of the allotment holders, pointed out to us how the pond on-site would be a great point to focus a workshop around. Continue Reading

See what is new at Walworth Garden this September

On the 18th September Walworth Garden is opening its gates to WCGN members for free garden tours. The team at Walworth Garden have been working hard over the last 24 months to transform the garden, adding new areas and expanding their teaching capacity. With so much change you might not recognise this local gem if you have not been for Continue Reading

Managing a small plot and planting for wildlife

Sunday 15th August, 12 – 4pm  In collaboration with the Walworth Allotment Association, last Sunday we held a workshop led by Chris Collins, focusing on how to develop a small garden plot and plant to support wildlife.  Chris used one of the allotment spaces to serve as an example of how a plot could be used to maximize yield, whilst Continue Reading

Gibbings House: Children’s Fun Day

Friday 13th August, 12-4pm The Children’s Fun Day was put together by Sam Jones and the network to bring educational and uplifting activities to the children of Gibbings House, during the summer holidays.  We discussed different types of seeds and used the garden to show their lifecycle from seedling to young plant budding, blooming and turning into a seed head! Continue Reading

Have you tuned into the London Natural History Society Talks yet?

If not? Why not? They have something for everyone coming up and they are available to watch later on their YouTube channel. These amazing talks will take you into the world of pollinators, slugs, weeds and birds. A couple of talks we can recommend are: More than Weeds: The Flora of London’s Pavements with Sophie Leguil – a weed or Continue Reading

Growing at home

How to use toilet rolls to make seed pots – yes that is right you can use the humble toilet roll cardboard centre to make wonderful seed pots which are especially good for beans and peas. You can also make your own pots from newspaper or use egg boxes. All the ideas and instructions are here Growing in small spaces Continue Reading

Spring Excitement

and no we are not going to mention the C word….. From spring bulbs on balconies to fruit trees starting out, and the rosemary in bloom everything is waking up from its winter slumber. It never fails to spark wonder as the green shoots burst forth in February and then we are inundated with bright colours from March on wards. Continue Reading

Getting Ready for Winter

The training season has started with two sessions last weekend. The first was held at Caspian Street Allotments with the wonderful and diverse PACT group lead by Layla. We had a great mix of families and ages looking at how to prepare the allotment for winter, how they might alter the layout to make it easier for families to garden, Continue Reading