SCHEDULE UPDATED 10.5.12
We had a great compost giveaway on 28th. The wind and rain did for the training at the end of the afternoon, though! We’re repeating the session on 26th May at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses – see below
If you’re a community grower in Lambeth, come along to a course of free training and workshops we’re offering this summer. Scroll down for the schedule.
- share your expertise on growing and tell us what you want to know
- explore opportunities to generate income from growing
- network with others involved in community growing
The sessions are participatory and led by the needs of the group. Fiona and Draeyk are facilitating the sessions and are experienced trainers in horticulture and food/community working. We’ll also have special guests, and employ the expertise and experience of the group.
You can dip in and out of the course. Feedback and content will be posted on the IEL blog after each session.
RSVP your attendance on http://projectdirt.com/group/incredibleediblelambeth. You can also contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, putting ‘workshops’ in the subject line.
Please keep checking back here – some details may change!
Session 1: Growing
when Friday May 25th, 2 – 3.30
where by the new raised beds by Clapham Common Bandstand Cafe
what Growing on, potting up, transplanting, planting distances; crops for resilence; the Lambeth food strategy.
We’ll be transplanting squash, quinoa, amaranth and drying bean seedlings, so bring a trowel (and gloves if you need them) in the new raised beds.
This event is for all community growers as well as local people who want to help look after the beds over the summer.
who Fiona Law (IEL member, South London Master Gardener Coordinator, Lambeth resident/grower, horticultural trainer), Victor Chin-Kit (Area Parks Officer, Clapham Common)
Special Guest: Sue Sheehan (Lambeth Green Community Champions Officer)
Session 2: Sowing and Selling
when Saturday May 26th, 2 – 3.30
where Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
what planning sowing: what do your community gardeners want to eat? what are good crops to sell? what are crops for winter storage?
who Fiona , Beth Barber of Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses Special guest: Natasha Soares, coordinator with East Dulwich veg box scheme, Local Greens
Session 3: Developing
when Sunday July 1st 2 – 3.30 After open (green) house in the morning and lunch that is otherwise open to the public Myatt’s Fields Greenhouses
where Myatt’s Fields Park, Cormont Road London SE5 9RA
what Summer sowing for autumn and winter
Adding value; well-being, vitality and nourishment
who Draeyk and Fiona
Session 4 Thinking bigger
when Saturday 21st July, 10.30 – 13.00
where the IEL polytunnel project - exact location tbc!!
what Growing under cover: the possibilities for extending the season; social enterprise and co-production. Lunch together
who Fiona, members of the IEL team
4a optional extra session for topics and trainers that emerge from the group
when Sunday July 29, 2 – 3.30
where Streatham Common Community Garden
Session 5: Composting
when Wednesday 22nd August, 4 – 6pm
where Cressingham Community Garden, Tulse Hill
what compost and growing media; evaluation – project management, communication, intention, language.
who Pamela (Cressingham Gardens), Draeyk and Philip (Lambeth Compost Doctor)
We’ll also be meeting up at the Lambeth Country Show (15-16 September), at the September Myatt’s Field Harvest event (also September, probably more cooking/preserving with Draeyk) and at our fabulous harvest festival and pumpkin competition in October.