Covid-19 and our gardening

Many people are uncertain about whether they can visit their community garden. We want to say that if you are not shielding or vulnerable – YES YOU CAN – now more than ever, we need to grow food! We have compiled guidelines for visiting our community gardens from a variety of sources.

Food Growing for our Communities: as mentioned, now, more than ever, it is imperative that we grow our own food, to build resilience. If you have a balcony, windowsill or garden, do you think you could grow some veg from seed and share the seedlings with your neighbours? We know that most of you are amazing food growers and we empathise with your frustrations if you are not able to get to your community growing space; we need to find new ways to grow food. We are working out how we can supply you with the resources to grow food, without taking health risks; we want to distribute seeds, seedlings, trays and soil – read here to find out more; we are launching a pilot scheme at the end of this week.

In response to our current very difficult situation, we have postponed all our upcoming events – but we will be back with a bang when this is all over! We are obviously really disappointed that we have had to do this – sorry to the wonderful people who were hosting our events and sorry to you, our members.

We are however starting to set up some online training sessions – let us know what would be helpful by emailing us today

We have posted downloadable versions of our walks onto the website – please do print out and use them for your daily 30 minute exercise; our new Vauxhall map shows how many steps and Km the two routes are.

Blooming Lambeth Awards 2020 Finally, we have revised the categories for the Blooming Lambeth Awards 2020 to reflect our very different circumstances and are now accepting nominations. We welcome your creative response to these categories!