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The Edible Garden – Seed Sowing

You can eat organic produce from your garden year round if  you know the right things to do – and when.  Every month in these Sunday morning workshops, you can learn from Cat our community gardener all about how to make your Garden Edible – 12 months of the year and using organic gardening methods.

This month, we will be looking at what growing conditions seeds need to get  them off to a good start, and sowing seeds in modules and pots.  Plus how to protect young seedlings from pests and diseases.

Dress up nice and warm and in clothes you don’t mind getting mucky and suitable boots or shoes. If you have gardening gloves, please bring these with you. If not, don’t worry, we can lend you gloves.

The workshop is free but please do book below so we know how many people are coming.

The workshop runs from 11am to 1pm but you are more than welcome to stay on after and chat and help out with garden tasks.  For lunch, we have a small kitchen with a hob and a microwave so feel free to bring anything along you’d like to heat up and eat.

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Winter Fermentation Workshop

Join us at the Greenhouse kitchen for a relaxed and communal Saturday workshop on fermentation where we will learn how to make seasonal ferments for your table.  Jelena is running these workshops every 3rd Saturday in the month.

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. No prior knowledge of fermentation is necessary and any questions about the process are welcome.

You will make and take away a jar * each of Winter Sauerkraut with Jerusalem artichokes, Kefir and Brined Vegetables.  *If you can bring large 500ml clean, recycled jars with you, please do. If not, we have kilner jars we can supply at cost and some recycled jars for free.

Half of the workshop proceeds will go to the Greenhouses to support our work and the other half towards fundraising for Jelena’s nephew Jude’s operation to help him learn how to walk. You can read about little Jude and cerebral palsy here.

There are 2 free tickets on this workshop for BPCG volunteers.  Please contact Kate on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk if you would like one of these!

Our Winter Fermentation Workshop will be run by Jelena Belgrave, a trained macrobiotic and wholefoods chef with a passion for fermentation.  Jelena has run very popular Family Fermentation workshops for children at the Greenhouses.  This time it’s the grown ups’ turn!

Jelena trained with the world-renowned macrobiotic counsellor Simon Brown between 2009 and 2011. After 12 years in news and current affairs, Jelena left her job at the BBC to pursue her passion for food full time.  Jelena has in recent years led numerous macrobiotic and wholefood cooking and fermentation workshops, published nutritious recipes in the Serbian magazine Sensa, worked with private clients and wrote a bi-lingual blog for a while, focusing on healthier food choices for the whole family.

Follow Jelena on Instagram @potsandfoodtoshare

 

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chillies

Sowing our Vampire (and other ) Chillies

This week in the garden we will be sowing the first batch of chilli seeds in the upper greenhouse. Chilli peppers were perhaps the first plants to be domesticated in Central America and come from warmer climatic zones than ours. To allow the plants enough time to grow and ripen their chillies before the cooler autumn weather […]

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Story Stompers Preschool Group

Stomp along to Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses for our weekly outdoor preschoolers’ group!

Join us for storytelling  and explore the gardens and enjoy natural play and craft – whatever the weather.

Tuesdays 9.15 – 10.15am

Recommended for children aged 2-4 years

Tickets £4 per child / £2.50 low-income. This session can be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below).

Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions or additional needs in the ‘additional notes’ box when booking.

Please note, all children must be supervised by an adult.

By registering for this event, you will automatically be added to our family events mailing list. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails.

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The Edible Garden – Getting your watering right

You can eat organic produce from your garden year round if  you know the right things to do – and when.  Every month in these Sunday morning workshops, you can learn from Cat our community gardener all about how to make your Garden Edible – 12 months of the year and using organic gardening methods.

This month we will be looking at how to get the right amount of water to your plants at the right time and using watering and irrigation systems around the garden.

This workshop will give you hands on experience of installing a leaky hose irrigation system, the system we use in our gardens here.

Dress up nice and warm and in clothes you don’t mind getting mucky and suitable boots or shoes. If you have gardening gloves, please bring these with you. If not, don’t worry, we can lend you gloves.

The workshop runs from 11am to 1pm but you are more than welcome to stay on after and chat and help out with garden tasks.  For lunch, we have a small kitchen with a hob and a microwave so feel free to bring anything along you’d like to heat up and eat.

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