Articles by: admin

A New House for London – Garden Creation

A New House for London – Garden Creation

We are delighted to have been commissioned to design and install the planting at an innovative pop-up exhibition by Carl Turner Architects. The project addresses the challenge of London’s housing crisis, by looking at small-scale, affordable & quickly-created domestic spaces. Accordingly, we have created a variety of planting styles, showing […]

Read More

Recruitment: Urban Growth is Growing!

Recruitment: Urban Growth is Growing!

We are pleased to announce a number of part time roles for which we are recruiting. Please see below for details – there is a Dropbox link to the job descriptions and staff handbook. If you cannot access this, please email us to request the relevant documents. The process is […]

Read More

Summer Solstice & Our 1st Anniversary!

Summer Solstice & Our 1st Anniversary!

The longest day of the year approaches, and we have got activities to fill all those sunny hours across our sites from Brixton to Rotherhithe. The big news this season has been the opening of PopBrixton (www.popbrixton.org), where we are managing the green spaces, including a vast polytunnel cafe/dining room. […]

Read More

Spring Update

Spring Update

Outdoor activities are in full swing, and we’ve been busy setting up exciting new projects with collaborators from Canada Water to Brixton. We are finishing off the main features of the garden at Surrey Square, laying a path with aromatic herbs creeping between flagstones and mulching the beds – which conserves […]

Read More

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the Air!

London – its plants & people – has noticed the warmer, brighter, longer days! We are all more willing to poke our head out of doors, and the cherry blossom and spring bulbs are popping up in sunny spots. We spent two days communicating this enthusiasm to the students of […]

Read More

Inner Life of Trees

Inner Life of Trees

Two large sycamores were felled at Time and Talents this week, clearing a huge space on the north side of our greenhouse, which we will turn into a picnic area and orchard with our new fan-trained fruit trees, arriving soon – apricot, nectarine, plum, cherry, apple, pear and more – […]

Read More

Our Latest Graduate

Our Latest Graduate

Congratulations to Paula, a local resident who completed her Level 1 Horticulture Award at the start of February. Happily, she’s sticking around to help develop our learning resources, support new learners, and eventually to become a course tutor herself! This is exactly what we want to achieve on our training […]

Read More

People, Plants, Progression

People, Plants, Progression

The new year has got off to a great start, despite the freezing weather. One of our learners just passed their Plant Selection module, the most challenging of the 4 units in the Level 1 qualification. We’re planning a big project at St Peters church in Rotherhithe, building raised beds […]

Read More

Now recruiting!

Now recruiting!

We are looking for an outstanding environmental educator to help bring us to the next level of urban growth! Please see project dirt http://tiny.cc/544xpx , or our facebook page www.facebook.com/urbangrowth for more information on how to apply, or get in touch directly.