Thursday was an exciting day on site as we took delivery of our ornamental plants, in preparation for two huge days of planting. Friday was our corporate and school volunteer day. We were joined by a team of 9 immigration lawyers from Fragomen, and 19 pupils from two local primary schools. We’ve shifted some […]
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One of the best things about working on community gardening projects is the people you meet, and the times you share. One of the endearing memories from today will be of Shaquille – and a string of willing but unsuccessful helpers – trying to get his size 12 right foot out […]
We’ve completed our second day on site and it’s safe to say there are a few aching muscles, but also plenty of satisfaction as we planted the first tree!
We are under way to with the first exciting project of the year, the creation of the Brixton Orchard near St. Mathews Church.
Join us in the first days of March to create a lasting community resource for south London: the Brixton Orchard.
A late winter trip to the west coast of America was a chance to explore the incredible plants to be found from Los Angeles to Oregon. In the first of a short series of plant diaries, we share the outdoor beauties of the Getty Museum in L.A. In winter, these […]
Over the past two weeks we have been supporting the excellent work done at the Community Shop West Norwood, building a Rion greenhouse and significantly enlarging their edible and ornamental garden, in order to improve the wellbeing of their members.
Tomorrow we will be creating a new community resource in the form of 3 raised beds, at the Minet Library, which Lambeth council has forcibly closed (including the Lambeth Archives). We planned this work when the library’s fate seemed undecided, to add value to the site and demonstrate the wide variety […]
We got off to a flying start at PopBrixton today, replanting the existing beds and starting the construction of a new greenhouse on site. Our partner-carpenters cut huge amounts of wood and made the first large bed, while we moved existing planters to a temporary home, as you can see from […]
Important new research has been published which illustrates the importance of community seed projects, thanks to the work of our much-missed, former Urban Growth team member, Charlotte Dove. She will be talking about her recent research trip to America, at the prestigious South London Botanical Institute, as part of Seedy Saturday, […]