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Permablitz Day: Co-gardening with Nature
Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BSTFree
Permablitzes are free days open to all. They bring people together to create or develop a community or household edible, wildlife-friendly garden according to a permaculture (ecologically sustainable) design. They spread by stimulating networks of reciprocity and mutual support: once you have helped at a few you can have one of your own. Our makeovers create plant alliances that mimic natural ecosystems. We always co-garden with the soil-food-web, wildlife and plants to maintain health and build fertility. (see www.permablitzlondon.com)
On Saturday 3rd June we will be at Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Learning and Demonstration garden inspired both by permaculture ethics and principles as well as by the folk adage: ‘One for the birds, one for the bugs, and one for me.’ We will be planting a variety of unusual decorative and edible perennials (particularly climbers); establishing a half-barrel pond with edible plants; adding late season flowering plants for bees and butterflies; and creating bee/bug hotels. The day will include short workshops on: ‘co-gardening with nature – combined with garden tour’ (12 noon); ‘adding a small pond to your urban garden’ (3pm). You are welcome for the whole event or to just drop in for a part of the day.
Cecil Sharp House is the home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. The permaculture garden is maintained by volunteers through a Gardening with Nature training; holds regular permaculture design sessions; and works with the local primary school offering the garden as an outdoor classroom. There is an in-house café. It is open to the public throughout the year. In 2016 it won a Camden in Bloom 1st prize. The judges praised the diversity of plants, the care of the soil, the creative application of agroforestry principles and the way that the garden involves a wide range people. To get involved or find out more contact Kayode or Susannah
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- Detailed directions to the venue
- Cecil Sharp House is between Camden Town and Primrose Hill. Camden Town tube is 10 minutes walk, Camden Road overground is a 20 min walk, Buses 274 and C2 stop almost outside. There is disabled parking as well as bicycle stands in the grounds of the project and a ‘Boris Bike’ terminal 2 mins away on Gloucester Avenue.
- Project contact name at the venue
- Kayode Olafimihan
- Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Road
London, London NW1 7AY United Kingdom + Google Map