Neighbourhood Gathering on Tatum Street

Sunday 19th September 

Pembroke House hosted a neighbourhood gathering earlier last month, celebrating the resilience of the local area during the pandemic and the support systems which have stayed in place supporting locals. There were stalls and groups celebrating the heritage of the local area, craft beer, sound healing, traditional Bolivian dance and Edible Rotherhithe was selling some beautiful crafts created with the help of the children of Surrey Square School. 

A big thank for having us down and creating a memorable afternoon, as we held our own produce stall at the party. It was great to see the range of groups and organisations represented. We had an opportunity to talk about the gardens in our network with community members, cultivation skills and point folk in the right direction towards future growing spaces, funding and resources. We also had a guess at the weight of the pumpkin competition, which came in at 21.5kg! A special thank you to Alberta Fruit Commons, Pullens Estate growers and OK Grow Elephant for bringing along your produce that was distributed and received with gratitude by community hands. 

The enthusiasm around growing right now is infectious and there are so many exciting community-led spaces coming into fruition. 

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