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

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

The Great Walworth Plant Swap

On Saturday 20th May, we teamed up again with the members of The Walworth Society, to bring a plant swap to the garden of St. Peter’s Church. Vegetable seedlings, young fruit bushes and house plant cuttings were all available to locals, as well as some veg and Hollyhock seeds. We had a couple of unusual plants such as black current Continue Reading

Walworth Plant Swap 2021!

We are very excited to announce another Plant Swap this year on May 22nd 11am – 1pm at St Peter’s Church Garden, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH In 2020 despite Covid a plant swap went ahead which was hugely successful. This year we are delighted to team up with members of the Walworth Society to swap plants and get people Continue Reading

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

Welcome to 2021!

Last year was tough for everyone, and as community gardeners we certainly faced some specific challenges. But at our last Walworth Community Gardening Network get-together at the end of 2020, we heard how during Covid our community gardens had provided a particularly vital and valuable resource for health and well-being in our communities throughout the pandemic. Spirits were raised, and 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