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Natural Dye Plant Walk

*** IF YOU STILL WISH TO COME TO THIS, THERE ARE A FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE GATE FROM METTE, BUT NO MORE ONLINE BOOKING, SORRY! ***

Come take a walk to discover the numerous flowers, leaves, roots, and barks growing in Brockwell Park and the Greenhouse Dye garden, that can be used to create natural dyes and colour. We’ll start off in the BPCG dye garden and then go for a wander in Brockwell Park to identify a number of trees or plants that give long-lasting wonderful colours on animal fibres like wool and silk.

There will be a short session at the end demonstrating materials that have been harvested previously and/or purchased and the lovely colours that can be achieved on wool and silk.

This session would be a good introduction for people who are curious about dyeing with natural materials and/or for more experienced dyers who want to learn more about what native/local plants are suitable for dyeing.

Note that this session does not involve any hands-on dyeing nor any gathering of material.

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!

This walk is led by Mette Lindahl-Wise, an indie dyer based in Herne Hill. She draws on the British approach to dyeing with natural materials as well as on the Scandinavian tradition which can be traced back to the Viking ages.

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Fermentation Workshop – June

Since our May Fete, lots of people have been asking us about our rhubarb hot sauce, so we have decided to include it in our June fermentation course!
Join us today then to learn how to make our signature Greenhouse hot sauce, explore how to ferment tea that the whole family can enjoy and prepare lacto-fermented early summer sauerkraut. You will take home two jars of ferments and kombucha SCOBY with starter tea, perfect for the beginning of BBQ season. We will use many aromatic herbs/flowers and fresh organic produce from our garden and you can taste flavoursome ferments on the day.
No need to take notes on the day, we’ll provide you with a detailed handout with recipes to recreate them at home.
We also have a community group on Facebook for any troubleshooting questions and to share your fermentation journey:

You will leave the workshop with three ferments to take home and the confidence to ferment seasonally in your kitchen.

If you can bring three large (c.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 is 1 remaining free ticket on this workshop for BPCG volunteers.  Please contact Kate on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk if you would like one of these!

Jelena is 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 will run adult fermentation workshops every 3rd Saturday of the month this year.

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.

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Fermentation Workshop – May

Join us at the sunny Greenhouse where we will talk about different ways to ferment and preserve food and make seasonal ferments that are great for the opening of the BBQ season:
Sunny kraut
Spring pickles
Sparkling probiotic drink

You will leave with three ferments to take home and the confidence to ferment seasonally in your kitchen.

If you can bring three large (c.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 is 1 free ticket left on this workshop for BPCG volunteers.  Please contact Kate on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk if you would like one of these!

Jelena is 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 

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Seasonal Dyeing – Summer

This is a short introduction to natural dyeing on wool with a more seasonal focus on locally available plants specific to the season. We’ll cover preparing the fibre, preparing and dyeing with natural dye baths and keeping records of dye experiments.  We’ll also look at gathering and storing natural dyestuffs which are in season.

Please note that this is an evening course.

All participants will receive samples of wool that we’ve dyed in the workshop.

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!

This workshop is run by Mette Lindahl-Wise, an indie dyer based in Herne Hill. She draws on the British approach to dyeing with natural materials as well as on the Scandinavian tradition which can be traced back to the Viking ages.

Follow Mette on Instagram @gather.yarn

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coronilla

Longer days, plenty to do

This week, we will have these lovely BPCG grown plants on sale:   Anemone £3, Coronilla £3, Arum italicum (lords-and-ladies) £2 and Lemon Balm £2.  Plenty of gorgeous local honey available too from Camberwell and Dulwich too.  If you are interested in helping us sell plants and produce either at the Greenhouses or at our Market stalls, please drop Kate […]

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