Free gardening courses in Telegraph Hill

Anniek writes:

Common Growth has teamed up with Grow Wild to offer a further series of permaculture workshops at the  garden on Sandbourne Road (Telegraph Hill, SE4 2NS) this year. The workshops will cover a variety of topics, and some will be specifically aimed at kids, so there’s something for everyone.

If you would like to attend any of the courses, or like more information, then please text Rich on 07901 360321 or email commongrowthuk@gmail.com giving the name of attendees and a contact telephone number.

Sat 13 April 10.30 - 12.30 Get sowing and growing!
~ Propagation by sowing seed, conditions required
~ Benefits and problems with growing in greenhouse/ indoors as opposed to direct sowing
~ Hardening off before planting outside
~ Practical activity: seed sowing in pots, trays and modules, pricking out and potting on

Sat 20 April 10.30 - 12.30 Growing fruit in containers
~ How to grow fruit in containers
~ Things to consider such as site, root stock, container size
~ Pollinators, pruning and maintenance.
~ Practical activity: planting of canes and trees.

Sat 11 May 10.30 - 12.30 Pond planting
~ Wildlife gardening
~ Benefits of habitat creation for the garden, vegetable growing and community
~ Planting in the pond and around its margins

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All courses are free, but we suggest a £3 voluntary donation to help cover the costs of materials.

Also, don’t forget that the garden is open on Sunday afternoons from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, where you’ll often be rewarded for a spot of garden work with a bowl of fresh warm soup!

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