GrowingSouthwark's Blog


Growing Southwark reaches London-wide. Well sort of!!
May 24, 2010, 2:15 pm
Filed under: green corners, Uncategorized

Growing Southwark nominated Foyles window for a green Corners award (https://growingsouthwark.wordpress.com/category/green-corners/) ….and so we kinda have our first newspaper coverage: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23837378-salad-days-at-foyles-bookshop.do



Growing Southwark nominated a winning entry to the Edible Green Corners category!
May 6, 2010, 11:02 am
Filed under: green corners, Uncategorized

Dear Sarah

Congratulations! Foyles ‘Urban Garden’ window, which you nominated, has been chosen as the April winner of the Edible Green Corners category. This is great news as it will now go forward for final judging by our expert panel at the beginning of next year. If your nomination is one of the overall ‘grand final’ winners, you  will receive a bottle of champagne.

In the meantime …

Remember, you can nominate as many Green Corners as you want so as you go about town please keep a look out for any that brighten up your day. And remember, some Green Corners will be at their best at different times of year, so you can always nominate your favourite more than once, even if it has already scooped an award.

Our website …

We will keep you posted with up-to-date  news on the awards at www.conservationfoundation.co.uk.  We have also got a Facebook page which you can check out at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Londons-Green-Corners/110783002285732?ref=ts

Thanks again and congratulations on having nominated one of our monthly winners.

The Green Corners Team

The search is on to find London’s beautiful, unusual, unexpected, inspirational, gorgeous, delicious and witty green corners.

Enter your green corner today or nominate one that brightens your day.

More details at www.conservationfoundation.co.uk



Foyles-urban gardening window display-priceless!!
April 8, 2010, 9:39 pm
Filed under: edible, green corners, salad leaves, tomatoes

I am loving Foyles new window display SOOOOOOOOOOOO much that I have nominated it for a ‘Green Corners for Health and Wellbeing award’ see here: http://www.conservationfoundation.co.uk/content.php?id=72 and the previous post on my blog:


Here’s what I said in my nomination email:

‘ Foyles have produced a no.1: the first Urban Gardenwindow display (this may need its own separate category!). What better way to promote urban growing than in central London itself. The window is a natural greenhouse, with a little love and tender care Foyles will be selling their produce in their café! Watch out Selfridges will be doing it next (wouldn’t that be fun!). In the window they have tumbling tomatoes in a pail, climbing peas in a water tank, two pot plants of peas, radishes in the corner and a row of lettuce in the front. It would be great to see them add tumbling nasturtiums for some flowery colour. For me this shows that anyone can grow edible plants anywhere I just love it! Please make Foyles a winner and keep an eye on Facebook to see how their growing grows! http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-United-Kingdom/Foyles/117517935932

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