Happy 2nd birthday Van Gogh Walk
We’re celebrating with Van Gogh Walk on their 2nd birthday today . See you there 1pm – 4pm . Happy 162nd birthday Vincent Van Gogh too .
Come and spread the word about your local food activism – growers, cooks and eaters .
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Love your Soil demo and compost giveaway sat 21 March 1-3pm
Windmill Drive , Clapham Common , SW4 9DE (opposite the Spinney)
Bring your bags, buggy or bike and come and pick up some compost made from greenwaste. We are delighted to be supporting Bandstand beds in their Spring Gardening event.
‘The Giveaway Day is a great way to start thinking about composting and get together with your neighbouring soil-lovers’ Great compost giveaway April 2012
Come and find out about
- Love Your Soil demo on using green waste compost for seed sowing, soil conditioner and mulch 1.30pm – 2.00pm
- what we learnt from the Kew Garden composting system tour
- The Onion Shed’s food growing experiments in a variety of growing medium
- We want to hear about your ideas on opportunities for a Lambeth-wide composting system
- Access to zip-car for Growing Lambeth food growing groups
- Love Your Roots fund for Lambeth’s food growing activists
For more information about the soil session or you’d like to lend a hand with the soil event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Your Roots: meet our round one winners
Here at Incredible Edible Lambeth we are delighted to announce the first winners of Love Your Roots funding. Applications for the next round of funding close on Monday 16th March – so get your applications in!
The Edible Bus Stop
The Edible Bus Stop® (EBS) transforms neglected urban public sites into design-led, community growing spaces. They have revitalised sites across Lambeth and with the Love Your Roots funding will be working on a Lambeth Living Estate to build a ‘Modular Garden’ – a design which won a gold
medal at the National Gardening Show in 2012. They will work with Lambeth Living to set up the garden and assist with public engagement and promotion. As on their other sites, the local community will eventually take responsibility for this new garden themselves.
Where: The exact location will be announced soon. For information about the other Edible Bus Stop sites, take a look at their website.
Edible Wellfield Road
This group of residents from Wellfield Road, Streatham, have come together to plan, build, plant up and care for street planters full of fruit, herbs and vegetables. They currently have five planters that are tended to by local residents. With the Love Your Roots funding they will be buying essentials like compost and seeds, producing a set of weather-proof signs to show people what delicious things are growing, and starting an inspiring a road growing project.
Where: The planters can be found along Wellfield Road which is 15 minutes walk from Streatham train station.
Get involved: Follow them on Facebook to get news about events that you can join.
Larkhall Park Community Garden
“The Larks” have been meeting every Saturday since August 2013. With the Love Your Roots funding they will be delivering a series of workshops on sowing and growing, plus designing and making a set of unconventional and attractive raised beds.
Where: The community garden is in the north east corner of Larkhall Park by Priory Court: ten minutes stroll from Stockwell tube or Wandsworth Road rail station.
Bandstand Beds Association
Bandstand Beds is a community group based on and around Clapham Common. For the last three years they have been working with the local community growing vegetables and herbs, and providing education about food growing. The Love Your Roots funding will enable them to build a polytunnel and raised beds: encouraging local people to grow food plants from seeds and then take them back into estates and community beds, window boxes or balconies.
Where: The community garden is in the centre of Clapham Common: ten minutes Clapham Common or Clapham South tube stations. For an exact location, see the maps on their website.
Get involved: Follow them on twitter @BandstandBeds to get news about events, work days or keep up to date with their progress.
Friends of (Brixton) Windmill Gardens
Friends of Windmill Gardens (FoWG) is a local charity that helps look after both, a small public park (Windmill Gardens), and Brixton’s historic windmill.
‘We regularly plant wheat in the park and over the past years we have also developed a herb bed and planted thousands of bulbs to improve the setting for the windmill and make the park more attractive for the local community. ‘ Love Your Roots will offer support to their next project to replant some of the hedges around the park with fruit and nut bushes suitable for foraging. We want them to be native English species to attract wild life and widen the food gathering possibilities within the park.
Where: Windmill Gardens and the windmill are just off Brixton Hill , accessed via Blenheim Gardens . See their website
Love your Roots Grant for food growing groups : Apply now !
IEL is delighted to invite you to receive grants of up to £500 for your Lambeth growing groups . To apply please download , save and fill in the application form and then email to Vsherwin@lambeth.gov.uk . Grant criteria is available here . We welcome applications by the following three dates, when grants will be awarded the following month.
15th December 2014 , 16th March 2015 , 15th June 2015
Flyers , application forms and grant criteria are also available at your local food growing hub – Brockwell Community Greenhouses, Streatham Common Community Garden , Myatts Field Park , Rosendale Allotments .
Good luck !
Thanks for coming to our party. Annual report + accounts 2014
Thanks for coming to our party. We are delighted to share our IEL Annual report 2014 + IEL AGM accounts 2014 . Congratulations and thanks for your support with the re-election of the IEL directors Ann Bodkin, Mak Gilchrist, Marj Landels , Sue Sheehan , Tina Jennings and Tori Sherwin.