Brandon Junior Gardening & Eco Club

In June 2021 Brandon TRA decided to develop an unused corner of the playground beside the Jack Hobbs club into a Junior Gardening & Eco Club. We started off with some oil drum planters donated by WeAreWaterloo, and ran sessions led by Helene Ok, assisted by Brandon residents, Marie-line and Verity. These sessions have proved very popular with the children Continue Reading

Pullens Project Blog Post

Behind the scenes This past weekend we had the pleasure of shooting footage at five gardens from the network. Vincent Brown from the Pullens Estate reached out to us a few months ago to collaborate on the ‘virtual garden tour’ project with funding help from the Pullens TRA. After a busy summer for us all, we were finally able to 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

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

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