GrowingSouthwark's Blog


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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Volunteering activites and workshops over the next few months
March 13, 2010, 1:50 pm
Filed under: events, herbs, myatts field, peckham rye, planting, tomatoes

Dear All

Great to see so many people at the meeting last week – was really good to share info and be inspired by ALL the growing stuff going on locally and thanks to the enormous number of you that bought bread along. Thanks also to Andy from the Brockwell Bake for his interesting talk about wheat, baking and the Brockwell Bake.

I promised to send around a summary list of all the volunteering activities that were Growing Southwark related over the next 6 months and here they are below. If you could help out at any, for however short a period then please do get involved by sending an email to office@growingsouthwark.org.uk

Tidying up a small area of Peckham Rye Park

Volunteers are needed please to help tidy up a small area of the park on Monday 15th March and Thursday 18th March. Please meet at Cafe on the Rye at 10am. Max 2-3 hours work.

Cossall Estate events:

Raised bed building…………………Thurs 25th March (all day or however much time you can give)

” “………………….Fri 26th March (afternoon)

” “………………….Sat 27th March (11-1)

” ” & planting broad beans……………….Sun 28th March (afternoon)

Harvest Feast………………………….. Sunday in September (date to be confirmed)

Please meet at the TRA hall on the Cossall or as it’s otherwise known, ‘the orange shop’.

Help with Fayres and stalls

Roots and shoots science day………………………..11-5 on March 2 (help needed 2-4)

Peckham Power event, helping with the stall………….April 17th

Goose Green Fayre, helping with a stall………………..May 9th

Big Lunch, hopefully launch sTREEts……………………Sat 18th July

Help at Feast on the Bridge………………………………….Sept 11

Canal Bridge Green Fayre……………………………………Sept sometime

Myatt’s Field events

Help to unload 100 bags of compost. (by greenhouse)……………….Sat 20 March (am)

Public gardening events:

Planting cucumbers, peppers,aubergines…………………Sun 21 March (10-1)

Planting herbs, salad leaves and marigolds………………Sun 11April (10-1)

Planting salad leaves, beans and nasturtiums……………Sun 16th May (10-1)

Growing at home workshops:

Planting tomatoes and chillies………………………………..Sat 27 March (2-4)

Planting herbs………………………………………………………Sat 1 May (2-4)

Planting salad leaves……………………………………………Sat 22 May (2-4)

Cook and eat workshops:

Making vegetable soup and bread………………………….Tues 13 April (4-6)

Let’s make pasta………………………………………………….Tues 11th May (4-6)

Myatt’s Field Fayre, Saturday 19th June – volunteers needed between 11-5 to help out in all sorts of fayre type things and to help run cook and eat, planting and greenhouse tours.

To keep up to date with Growing Southwark please see the following:

Growing Southwark’s Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&ref=mf&gid=318407676701
Growing Southwark’s Project Dirt page: http://www.projectdirt.com/profile/GrowingSouthwark
Myatts Field page:

http://www.projectdirt.com/group/myattsfieldspark

Keep checking out our blog on:

https://growingsouthwark.wordpress.com/

and be our friend on:

http://twitter.com/GrowSouthwark



Herne Hill CAN
February 27, 2010, 9:35 pm
Filed under: campaigning, energy saving tips, events, ruskin park, tomatoes

For all those in Herne Hill
http://www.hernehillcan.org/