Training & Workshops

Organic Bulb Planting 17.11.19

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Three sites will be showcasing organic bulb planting on Sunday 17th November. We will look at a variety of  organic bulbs, why they are important, how best to plant them and care for them and how to do this yourself.

Everyone welcome so do come along to a site/time that suits you:


  • Lancaster  Street Estate 10am SE1 
  • Gibbings House 11.15am SE1  ODL
  • Tabbard Gardens 1pm SE1  4LP

Fruit Tree Care January 2020

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Local exert Richard Galpin will be training with two sites in the area. Working on the trees that have already been planted subjects to be covered are; general tree care, basic pruning, staking, tree pit digging and general root stock information. 

These sessions are small and already booked up. However we would hope to repeat then later in 2020 for the next tree care season so do get in touch if you are interested.

Seedy Sunday 02.02.20

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Have you ever been to the UK's largest Seed Swap? If not now is your chance.

A joint coach trip with the Union of Hackney Gardens will be taking members from Southwark down to Brighton to take part in this amazing event. You can swap your seeds or buy some unusual varieties from the market place. This is an excellent opportunity to get seed potatoes but you have to be quick.

The 2020 programme is yet to be released but talks last year included  Weeds as Medicine, and Wildlife Gardening from Kate Bradbury, and then you have all the stalls in the market place. A list of last years can be found here.

Seed Swap Walworth 23.02.20

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After the success of last years seed swap we will be working with Walworth Garden and running a split day seed swap to cover beginners and improvers. We will also be asking the question do we need a local seed bank, if so how do we manage this and where do we keep it. Seed planting with the Walworth Garden crew and the opportunity to have your seeds looked after until ready  to pot on. Booking for this event will open soon.

A kinder Way to Garden 21.03.20

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Again after another huge success last year we are linking up with Walworth Garden to offer more training on gardening with nature. Details and booking for this event to be released soon.

WCGN AGM 21.03.20

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Do you have a passion for growing? Are you involved in community gardening? Would you like to help shape the future of WCGN?

If so we are looking for you!

Positions open will be 

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary
  • 6 Steering Committee posts

Mangement committee post have a commitment of 10 steering meetings and 4 management meetings per year. Steering Committee members are expected to attend 8 out of 10 meetings.

Past Training and Workshops

20/10/2019

Getting Ready for Winter

10.30am - 3.30pm

Southwark

Event Details

20/10/2019

Getting Ready for Winter

Traingin on how to prepapre your garden space for winter, what jobs you can be doing over the coming months, how to reconfigure a space for better cropping and what pests and improving your soil health.

10.30am - 3.30pm

Southwark