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The Edible Garden Year

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.

In this workshop, Cat will teach you how to make hard wood cuttings from fruit bushes such as red and black currants.  This is exciting as you will get to know how you can make many new plants from one ‘mother’!

We will also be learning how to winter prune apple and pear trees.

We should too be harvesting leeks, parsnips and kale – which will give you inspiration on growing these in 2019.

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The week’s tasks with a little Christmas sparkle

This week in the garden, all around the site, we need to rake up our leaves and sweep the paths. The lower garden decking needs a thorough clear off of mulberry leaves. We will add these leaves to our leaf mould pile. In 2 years we should have great broken down leaf mould for mulching […]

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The Edible Garden Year

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 condition your soil for winter, to give it good structure and protect roots of plants still growing in your beds.

Also in this session: choosing the right fruit tree, sowing salad greens for winter, and pruning grape vines in winter.

The workshop is free but so we know you are coming please book online.

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OK to pull your Oca

This week in the garden, As the colder weather arrives and we experience the first frosts it is time to harvest our Oca (Oxalis tuberosa ). This is a vegetable that originated in the Andes, South America. The plant was traditionally cultivated for its tubers, which are used as a root vegetable. The tubers are […]

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Better Fridays – Garden Therapy sessions

Feeling a bit low? Want to get out and enjoy nature?  Fancy helping to grow, cook and eat tasty veg?

Come and try a spot of gentle gardening with Cathy and Cat at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses on our Friday morning sessions when you can also enjoy a home cooked lunch.  Feel free to bring along a friend or relative with you for support.

Cat, our gardener is a qualified psychotherapist and Cathy, our education assistant has worked in outside learning and play for over 5 years.

Interested? Contact: Cathy on edu.assistant@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk tel 07834 343664 or 07503 919973

BPCG is a large community garden in the middle of Brockwell Park between the tennis courts and the walled garden.  Our Better Friday morning sessions are for people who have been experiencing mental ill-health along with their friends and supporters. They are free thanks to support from Project Smith and the Lambeth Community Foundation.

 

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