We’re so pleased to tell you that we have achieved our initial £10,000 target for the Greenhouses Community Fund. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed. We are encouraged by the fantastic response. We’re so fortunate that we have volunteers and friends that we can rely on to help underwrite our staff costs.

In the garden this week we’ll be continuing our autumn tidy removing Ivy and pruning back this year’s growth on the Elder and Sycamore stumps. There’s also some compost husbandry to be done. The propagation team will be investigating the condition of last year’s hardwood cuttings although it’s too early for hardwood cuttings at the moment. We’ll be pausing greenhouses renovations this week as we’re so busy with the Fete and events on Saturday. So no painting this week, but we’ll be continuing to construct the new back wall for the greenhouse. We do need to tidy it up but it’s a lot cleaner now thanks to last week’s volunteers.

In other BPCG news, there are still a few tickets for our Harvest Fete on Sunday September 12th 12.30pm to 5pm. 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/

Don’t miss 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

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=

Chiswick House and Gardens are looking for an enthusiastic Kitchen Garden Apprentice to work alongside the Kitchen Gardener to carry out a wide range of gardening activity. The role will also involve supporting volunteers, assisting with community gardening activities and interaction with visitors and will require good communication skills. You will attend Capel Manor College one day per week combined with training, hands-on experience and assessment in the workplace.  More here https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000019234

Header photo is from a video shot for the amazing Aerside at the Greenhouses. He DJ’d at our volunteer party, follow him at https://www.instagram.com/aer.side/ or @aer.side