Sunday, 20 January 2013

Local community events

Lots of community events coming up, details below:

VERTICAL VEG - A Gardening Workshop - Talk with Mark Ridsdill Smith
Saturday 26th January 2:30 - 3:30pm St.Mungo's Centre, Hither Green SE13 6JQCost £5. To book a place contact:

Mark, of Vertical Veg, will share the secrets of how to grow food successfully in containers,
on balconies, window sills and patios. You'll learn which crops do best (even in shady spaces), which containers to choose, and how to keep your compost fertile and well watered.
This course is designed for beginners or those with little experience.
There will also be the option to continue your learning online.
Mark specialises in growing food in containers and tiny spaces
and has grown over £900 of food on a balcony and window sills
in one year. See for more information.

Saturday 2nd February 11am-Midday Start St. Saviour's Edible Garden, Brockley Rise, SE23

Ruth writes:
I'm planning ahead here, because it's actually snowing copiously at the moment!
Please come along and do some no dig gardening at St Saviour's Edible garden.
Tools and refreshments provided.
Please wear comfortable clothing and supervise kids under 14 (if they are with you)
For info, text Ruth 07766 596600Look forward to see you!


3 orchard restoration workshops to be held at Sydenham Garden's de Frene site (off de Frene Road in Sydenham).
Tuesday 29th Jan, Tuesday 5th Feb and Saturday 16th Feb 2013. The sessions will be led by London Orchard Project.
Booking essential. Fee £15 to cover costs. See attached flyer and application form.
This will also be a chance to see the de Frene site and learn about plans to make it a successful food growing area.
Please visit to find out more about Sydenham Garden

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