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The Well Beeing garden

Free May/June activities

Come and join us every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-4:45 for an sunny afternoon of free activities…whatever the weather.

  • 4/5 Fancy building a raised bed to grow plants/veg. Come and find out how.
  • 11/5 Feeling herby? Come and learn about growing herbs n have a cuppa herb t!
  • 18/5 Want to design your own Chelsea flower show garden. Come n learn how
  • 25/5 Wild about wildflowers? Come and learn grow a wildflower meadow
  • 1/6 Half term botanical painting workshop. Kids, learn how to paint beautiful flowers
  • 8/6. Elderflower cordial workshop. Come and learn about free (sustainable) food foraging.
  • 15/6 Garden design workshop. How to plant up your outdoor space for summer colour.
  • 22/6 Summer solstice antics…fairy crowns and witches brew!
  • 29/6 Pond dipping. Learn how to build your own wildlife pond.

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The Big Dig

 

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The Big Dig

Saturday 19th November, 10am to 3 pm, Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater St, NW5 2TX.

Drop in and help us create an inspiring new therapeutic community garden in the heart of Kentish Town. Bring gloves & a spade (if you can) Refreshments provided! For further details, email:  Greenhealthspace@gmail.com

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Calling all budding TV stars! Interested in featuring on the new BBC2 ‘Big Allotment Challenge’ programme? Read on!


Hi there,

 

I hope this email finds you well. I’m contacting you from Silver River Productions, a TV company based in London. We are currently in production for a BBC2 primetime gardening show ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’.

 

The series follows a handful of talented amateur kitchen gardeners as they transform a plot of earth into a patch of beauty and reveal all the wonderful possibilities that can be unlocked from allotment growing. Kitchen gardening and growing your own produce is an amazing way to live and this series celebrates that.

 

We are looking for contestants to feature in the series, those who have the skill and dedication and who could dig their way to victory and be crowned the winner of The Big Allotment Challenge. People who can cultivate the perfect carrot, make their green tomatoes into award winning chutney and turn their dahlias and sweet peas into floral arrangements fit for a Queen.

 

So whether you’re an allotmenteer, a city living window box grower, or a gardening enthusiast, we want to hear from you.

 

It couldn’t be easier to apply; all you need to do is email grow@silverriver.tv for an application form. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your help, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Davinia

 

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The Well-beeing garden at the Kentish Town Health Centre.

This is a very exciting new project. We are working alongside Mel and the team at the Kentish Town Health Centre to create a wonderful Well-Beeing garden by the end of Spring.

We will have monthly events on the last Saturday afternoon of each month between 1pm-3:30pm, please do come along, or join the group.

Coming up:Saturday 25th Jan – Soil improvement. Come and learn how to turn your soil into a rich, diverse and productive soil in which plants will prosper and grow. We will be digging over the site to prep for the Spring plantds

Saturday 22nd Feb – Fruit trees and wildlife tank. Come and learn how to plant bare-rooted fruit shrubs to have delicious soft fruit this Summer!
Ever wanted to learn how to create a mini wildlife pond? Come and join us in helping create a pond for the site. With the name ‘Well-Beeing’ a water feature is a must, and how better than a wildlife pond – ready to attract those March tadpoles!

Saturday 29th March. Lettuce be friends. Come and learn how to grow your own salad and help us create a wonderful bed of salad which we hope to supply to local business Flapjacks on a regular basis.

Saturday 26th April – Planting time. Come and learn about lots of beautiful and  beneficial plants that are not only butterfly and bee friendly, but have healing properties too.

Future workshops/sessions will include: building a green roof, installing a solar powered fountain, horticultural mosaic creation and a host of tincture making whilst drinking site grown chamomile tea!

If you would like to join this group, please get in touch.

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