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 […]
Check out the video of the day we spent transforming a residential garden outside London.
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Our first day transforming the lawn at Surrey Square has gone very smoothly indeed. A recent graduate joined us to strip the lawn where we are creating flower beds, and by the end of the day we had removed several hundred square metres of sod, ready to invert, stack and […]
Last week, over 5 days, we shifted over 15 tons of compost onto the communal garden of Pynfolds Estate, SE16, just opposite Southwark Park! We used over 100 metres of timber to build raised beds for growing vegetables. We planted over 200 shrubs and herbs, including a chamomile lawn in […]
We are currently gearing up for a big estate-transformation project, starting in the week of November 17th. Just off Jamaica Road, Pynfolds Estate has a large central garden area, which has seen better days. We received funding from Groundwork’s Pocket Parks scheme to transform this space, and bring people back […]
This week we were delighted to see Daniel complete his final module, Plant Selection. For the assessment, he took us round the site and picked out over 20 plants, explaining their key features and uses in exhaustive detail. We are happy that he will continue to volunteer and work with […]