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November 2018

Let’s Make a Kitchen Garden in 10 Easy Steps

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom

The kitchen garden or potager has been a staple of working peoples’ gardens for centuries. The kitchen garden uses plants grown from seed and intensive growing techniques to produce salads, greens, vegetables, fruits, seeds, edible flowers and flowers for cutting. We’ll be following the #no-dig method pioneered by Charles Dowding. You can make a kitchen garden in a couple of window boxes, a balcony or patch outside your back door or your whole garden or allotment. We’re going to be…

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Dye Plants Workshop

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
Free 4 tickets left

This Sunday, our resident expert Diane Sullock is running a practical workshop on working with dye plants.  There will be a dye demonstration and some gardening for example taking cuttings from growing dye plants such as Dyers Chamomile. If you are interested in helping to plan, grow and develop our dye plants at the greenhouses please do come along on Sunday 18th. Thursdays afternoons are Diane's regular volunteer day, so this is also a good time to join Diane on…

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Renovate! We Need Your Help

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
Free

Our greenhouses were built in 1981. They're not worn out but they are beginning to need a bit more than annual cleaning. We're going to start this year by renovating the lower greenhouse. We need your help. We're going to be stripping out the greenhouse removing all the beds, piping and weeds. Then after the glaziers have replaced all the polycarbonate with glass and the electricians have installed lighting and sockets we are going to be replacing all the various…

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Ferment Your Christmas!

November 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
£15 – £30 6 tickets left

Join us at the Greenhouses for a relaxed and communal Sunday workshop on fermentation where we will learn how to make seasonal ferments for your Christmas table - Kimchi, Sauerkraut and Kefir. We will talk about the importance and benefits of lacto-fermentation while chopping, grating and squeezing. Everyone will have a chance to taste different home-made ferments and discuss how we can include them in our daily diet beyond the holiday season. No prior knowledge of fermentation is necessary and…

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Christmas Wreaths and Table Centre-Piece Workshop

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
Free – £6 21 tickets left

Come and try your hand at making Christmas Wreaths and Table-Centre Pieces! We will collect all sorts of natural materials from our gardens like seed heads, pods and cones and 'gourdgeous' decorative gourds. Once you start looking, it's amazing what you can spot that will look great on a wreath or Christmas table. And it's great fun trying out different combinations and interweaving them together. Feel free to bring along any materials with you to mix and match with what…

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