Water efficiency and natural plant feed
Jul
29
10:30 am10:30

Water efficiency and natural plant feed

  • Bandstand Beds

Increasingly we have hot summers and weeks without rain, and it can be a nightmare for gardeners. In this session we will look at practical ways to reduce your need to water plants. We will also brew up some natural fertilisers to use on tomatoes and squashes so they produce tastier and larger fruits.

Monestevole's Farm to Table Permaculture Design Course
Aug
27
Sep 8

Monestevole's Farm to Table Permaculture Design Course

  • Monestevole

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 72-hour internationally recognised training engaging head, heart and hands of participants to discover the principles and techniques of Permaculture.

At Tribewanted Monestevole in Umbria, Italy, we bring learning about Permaculture into its right context. At our sustainable community, not only will you become an accredited permaculturist, but you'll be able to put in practice all the theories on the permaculture gardens, urban gardens, with the animals and in the local kitchen.

Permaculture Design Course - Make A Life, Make a Livelihood
Oct
1
Nov 3

Permaculture Design Course - Make A Life, Make a Livelihood

  • The Quadrangle

Permaculture is concerned with what truly matters, our most basic human needs, from clean water and healthy food to companionship and belonging, purpose and self-actualisation. It is a design approach that uses patterns and principles from natural ecosystems to help us meet our needs in cooperation with people and planet. 

"It has completely changed my perspective towards every aspect of my life: my health, my relationship with family and friends, my relationship to the planet."


Weed identification and natural pest control
Jun
20
6:30 pm18:30

Weed identification and natural pest control

  • Bandstand Beds

Is it a weed or a plant?This is a common question that gardeners ask themselves when expecting seedlings to sprout. We will take a look at what’s growing in the garden and help you distinguish between the weeds and wanted plants. We will also explore natural pest control methods to help you protect your crops without polluting them.

Training for Food Growers Working Group
Jun
5
6:30 pm18:30

Training for Food Growers Working Group

  • Impact Hub Brixton

Since our first meeting we have started a 5 week horticulture training course with Spires in Streatham and are hoping to repeat that pilot in Autumn and add a Horticulture Qualification.

The topics for June 5th include...

Small scale growing at home
May
20
10:30 am10:30

Small scale growing at home

You don't have a garden but want to grow food? 

In this 2-hour session we'll be looking at small scale garden solutions from mini garden beds to growing on a windowsill and making the most of what space you have. We'll be planting up trays that can fit into any space, so that you can try your own food growing at home.

Permaculture Design Course - Creating Resilient Communities - South London
Apr
8
Apr 30

Permaculture Design Course - Creating Resilient Communities - South London

  • Treadwell

7 weekend between April 8th and July 16th 2017 - At various venues around South London

The Permaculture Design Course is a 72-hour often life-changing experience, accredited by the UK Permaculture Association. Over the period of 7 weekends we will explore practical and creative solutions for building resilient communities and designing abundant eco-systems.

Permaculture Info Evening
Mar
1
7:15 pm19:15

Permaculture Info Evening

  • 5 Tredwell Close London, England, SW2 3TL United Kingdom

Concerned about the state of the world? Climate change? Social inequalities? Want to do something about it… just not sure what?

Come along to a free INFO EVENING to find out more.

Forest Gardening
Feb
7
11:00 am11:00

Forest Gardening

  • Glengall Wharf Gardens

Forest gardens can give a multitude of yields while supporting biodiversity and a number of other ecological functions. With this session you will get an overview of the main characteristics of forest gardens, what to look out for when designing your forest garden as well as some practical skills for maintaining the existing forest garden at Glengall Wharf. 

No Dig Gardening
Jan
31
11:00 am11:00

No Dig Gardening

  • Glengall Wharf Garden

In some cases digging is necessary. In most cases it disturbs soil life, lessens soil moisture and causes weeds to grow. This two-hour session is an introduction to the why and the how of no dig gardening. Participants will walk away with a clear idea of how to start a no dig garden as well as how to maintain it.

Soil Care & Compost
Jan
24
11:00 am11:00

Soil Care & Compost

  • Glengall Wharf Garden

In the soil care and composting session, we will examine what the components of good garden soil are, how we can keep it healthy for producing food and flowers and how to improve it using different composting methods. We'll explore techniques that are applicable on different scales, from the community garden to the back garden or the balcony.

Natural Pest Control
Jan
17
11:00 am11:00

Natural Pest Control

  • Glengall Wharf Garden

Pest or guest? In this two-hour session you will become familiar with common garden pests and diseases such as slugs, aphids, blight and pigeons. We'll be looking at practical tools and strategies to overcome these unwanted visitors, including some companion planting ideas, and implementing some tried and tested techniques to help prevent them.

Soil & Compost
Nov
19
10:30 am10:30

Soil & Compost

  • Bandstand Beds

We will examine what the components of good soil are, how we can keep it healthy for producing food and flowers and how to improve it using different composting methods. We'll explore techniques that are applicable on different scales, from our community garden to containers of pots on a balcony.

Growing Winter Vegetables
Nov
5
10:30 am10:30

Growing Winter Vegetables

  • Bandstand beds

The workshop will explore what type of vegetables are suitable to grow late in the year, which ones can be planted from seed and which ones as young plants. In a practical exercise we will prepare the ground, sow and plant and plan how we will need to care for them as they become established.

Growing Low Maintenance Edible Landscapes
Oct
30
10:30 am10:30

Growing Low Maintenance Edible Landscapes

In this two hour workshop we will explore some of the design principles that can help us create low-maintenance edible landscapes using perennial fruit and vegetables. These edible landscapes, on a larger scale also forest gardens, can provide food, but also other resources such as timber and firewood as well as valuable habitat for wildlife.

Finnish Stories By Candlelight
Oct
25
7:00 pm19:00

Finnish Stories By Candlelight

  • Treadwell

This month at Treadwell, we will hear a selection of stories from the Kalevala, a Finnish book of myths. Come and immerse yourself in the stunning forests and lakes of Finland, while listening to the epic tales of Vainamoinen, Ilmarinen and the Maiden of Pohjhola. 

Natural Pest Control
Oct
15
10:30 am10:30

Natural Pest Control

  • Bandstand Beds

This two-hour session will make you familiar with common garden pests such as slugs, aphids, blight and pigeons. We'll be looking at practical tools and strategies to overcome these unwanted visitors, and implementing some tried and tested techniques to help prevent them.

Stories & PoeTree
Sep
20
7:00 pm19:00

Stories & PoeTree

  • Treadwell

Stories are back at Treadwell! 

This month, we will start by sharing some poetry and we will hear stories about trees. We'll explore what these great beings tell us about our inner landscapes in a seriously playful way.

Come along, bring a friend and be prepared to rewild your imagination with a zest of creativity. 

Orchard Care & Maintenance
Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

Orchard Care & Maintenance

  • Hillside Gardens Park

Come join the Open Orchard and Social Landscapes for a session on Orchard Care and Maintenance in Hillside Gardens Park.

Some trees need summer pruning, others need mulching; we will plant russian comfrey around them to help build healthy soil and reduce the cages of larger trees to free up the crown.

Permaculture Design Course – Creating Resilient Communities
Apr
9
Jul 24

Permaculture Design Course – Creating Resilient Communities

  • Treadwell

The Permaculture Design Course is a 72-hour inspiring and often life-changing course, accredited by the UK Permaculture Association. Over the period of 7 weekends we will explore practical and creative solutions for building resilient communities and designing abundant eco-systems. We will discover how we can work with, rather than against nature to fulfil our human needs whilst caring for the earth and the people. The course has a strong practical emphasis on ecological and social design thinking and how this can be applied in different parts of our life and society.