Welcome to Ali

At the end of 2020 the management committee applied for further funding for WCGN to support events and reach out to more gardens. We were incredibly lucky to receive funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and further support from Southwark Neighbourhood Funding. The combination of these has allowed us to employ a part time project officer to help gardens Continue Reading

Food growing on Southwark housing estates

Southwark Council is now supporting residents on Southwark housing estates who would like to grow food in new growing spaces or community gardens.  Southwark’s Community Gardening Coordinators will help groups of 5 residents or more to look at potential sites and develop projects.  More information about how to apply can be found here – https://allotmentexpansionguarantee.commonplace.is/ and by contacting communitygardening@southwark.gov.uk

New Project Officer Position

Are you looking for work in the community development sector? Do you enjoy gardening and want to become more involved in community gardening and your local area? If so we have something you will be interested in. Working with the Project Manager we have a 6 month contract for a trainee Project Officer role working in the SE1 and SE17 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

They think its all over…

Winter is a time for rethinking and exploring – gardening never stops. You can plan for next year, try out a new method of gardening, and reset. Things you could do physically in the garden would be: Set up a no-dig bed to save watering in Summer 2021 Plant fruit trees, bare root roses, and fruit bushes Sort out your Continue Reading