Tom Hare’s wonderful hand-woven “Apple” heralds our new theme ‘Food is Medicine’ and can be found at our Swan Walk entrance.
For more information about this event see here
Come and visit King Henry’s Walk Community Garden, which will be open 12 – 4pm on both Saturdays and Sundays of Chelsea Fringe Week.
On 25th May, from 2 – 4pm, the garden will be running a workshop for Chelsea Fringe 2019. We are delighted to welcome back Kitty Travers of La Grotta Ices to the garden.
She will be leading a workshop on how to make ice creams with scented flowers and herbs, and may also include a recipe for a ewe’s milk ice with KHWG flower honey. If you tasted this at last year’s Summer Fete, you will know how special this will be.
As ever there will be recipes to take away and lots to taste too.
For more information about the garden see here
Join us for some horticultural direct action!
Rainbow Grow is hosting a mass, record-setting Plant-In at our Dalston base. Last year we held ground-breaking Pop-Up Pansy Planting Sessions and this year we will be planting thousands of Rainbow Chard seeds (to take away or leave in our care).
Come and see our new accessible raised-bed garden and why we were chosen as one of London’s top food gardens.
Join us at Clay Farm Community Gardens for a fun morning planting up our poly tunnel ready for the summer harvest. We have tomatoes, peppers, chillies, aubergines, cucumbers and much more.
More hands make light work and it will be a great opportunity to meet like-minded people in the community. Great for all ages and fun whatever the weather. Our Big Poly Plant Up will brighten everyone’s day.
Ceres was a Roman goddess of agriculture as well as fertility in general. This meant that in pretty much every way possible, she was one of the goddesses directly responsible for life itself. According to some myths, it was Ceres who showed humans how to grow wheat. According to others, she saved humanity from famines.
The “garden job” has just began, it involves the pupils of our school, the staff, and the neighbourhood. The Istituto Statale di Istruzione Speriore Leopoldo II di Lorena is a very diverse school with many fields of study. As a growing forest we will reach the climax from 18th to 26th May: students will be the speakers/guides through the paths of the garden describing our plants community and the art exhibition.
CeReRe: our garden exhibits our genetic heritage of ancient and modern grains together with their inseparable natural companions: poppies, cornflowers, delphinium. It is intended to present a new way of gardening with Graminaceae and promote extreme foraging! Through the green colour of the seedlings and the brownish of the adult plants, the spots of red and blue, enjoying hue chroma and shades should be the sense of our garden. (During late spring, yellow and light brown are the dominant colours of south Tuscany).
Special events in the garden:
Sculpture: Tony Scarduzio and his iron works together with the work of our disability inclusion group will decorate the space.
Special wellness: the wellness operator school will offer the opportunity to participate in laboratories for the transformation of aromatic and medicinal plants and herbs into natural cosmetic products. These plants will be visible in the garden with descriptions; it will also be possible to watch their application in cosmetic and aesthetic treatments with direct demonstration.
The coastal dune and its vegetation: there will be an exhibition about the coastal dune vegetation with endangered species.
International day for biological diversity – our ancient grains: a speaker from the Department of food production science and environment from the University of Florence, Drago association for cultivating ancient grains, Festa contadina guerrilla farming in Grosseto, Pulmino contadino consumer collective. In addition, 20th May is Agrobiodiversity National Day and we will prepare a public meeting in the surrounding area. The pupils are preparing a presentation about this topic and specially about some accession of seeds from Maremma (the south Tuscany land). [They will present their work on May 17th in the auditorium.]
For schedule and more details please see here