This week in the garden, and as the seasons change, we’ll be starting to set up the garden and greenhouses for the coming colder months. There is still a short propagation window and we’ll be making the most of that to start houseplants which we can overwinter in the passive greenhouse for sale next spring. We’ll be doing a stock take on plants remaining to be sold this year and stock we already have for next year.

We’ll be restarting renovations on the upper greenhouse this week by cleaning the glass and filling in damage to the walls, preparing these for painting next week. Outside there is still harvesting to do with the Damsons next on the list. The pond has a lot of Duckweed in it and we’ll be making a real effort to reduce the amount of weed in the pond. On Friday we aim to move all the rainwater collected in our storage tanks and pour it into the pond.

This Friday to Sunday, Wide Awake, Mighty Hoopla and Cross the Tracks are going on in Brockwell Park. But we will remain open and accessible so do still come along to the Greenhouses. If you are going to Cross the Tracks Festival on the Sunday, come and see our stall where we are going to be running sessions making HapaZome (flower printing) badges and Flower Head pieces.

In other BPCG news, do book tickets for our Harvest Fete on Sunday September 12th 12.30pm to 5pm – and tell your friends about it too! There’s going to be great food, folk music and dance (plus Maypole dancing!) traditional crafting and games, wood carving demos, and much more. More information and booking is here https://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/event/harvest-fete/

And the previous day on Saturday September 11th, Jelena is running another of her fabulous Fermentation workshops 2pm to 4.30pm.  If you’d like to book tickets for this, do so here https://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/event/fermentation-workshop-4/

Do watch this short stunning film https://vimeo.com/585453305 of the Simply Being 5Rhythms class who meet every Monday evening at BPCG to dance. If you are interested in joining these sessions, which are scheduled to run until the end of September please go here https://bookwhen.com/unboundmovingarts

Do book tickets for our third and last (for 2021) Mambista at the Community Greenhouses gig on Sunday September 19th 6.30pm to 10.30pm. It’s DJ Gerry Lyseight with live music from Frank Williams African Jazz Quartet. Food and drink on sale too. It’s going to be great!  https://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/event/mambista-at-the-community-greenhouses-3/

As part of our Windows to Nature project, join Joshua for a workshop on Saturday 16th October 11am to 3pm (with lunchbreak) on how to use BPCG as a resource for your own digital projects focusing on the environment. You’ll discuss technology and gear (or the lack of it), the best way to shoot plants and animals and hopefully find inspiration for your own projects or collaborations with other volunteers. Sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_01og-7HR2Pp91PSF5GXEeLTUO1yBG_oeTjBkLzzCgU/edit?usp=sharing

In other news, Brixton House have teamed up with non zero one for ON THESE STREETS, running until 30th September. It’s a FREE interactive audio experience that invites participants to witness, interact, and respond to the voices, stories, and legacy of the 1981 Uprising. ON THESE STREETS is one of the 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance, launched in April 2021 81actsofexuberantdefiance.com This is a free event that takes participants on a walking journey around Brixton using just their smartphone or device. BH would love everyone in the local area to have the chance to experience it, both those who might have lived though the Uprising and those who have moved to the area or started working here since. You can book your free ticket, find out more or borrow a device at https://brixtonhouse.co.uk/whats-on/

Last but not least BPCG are happy have Hebe and Lucy running A Retreat For Every Body on the BPCG decking: Inclusive, chill vibes on Sunday 19th September 12.30-4pm This afternoon yoga retreat led will include an accessible flow, restorative yoga, yoga Nidra, tea, biscuits, pizza, beer (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and most importantly chill vibes. Book your tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-yoga-retreat-for-everybody-tickets-168421582487?aff=