Our Learner Plot groups have been busy planning, sowing and now planting out their gardens since their induction day on 1st April. This year we were successful with funding from the National Lottery to recruit community groups with potential for then setting up their own growing spaces to take part in the scheme. Crown Lane Primary School, Mencap, Spires, Streatham Drop-In Centre for Refugees, Albert Carr Estate residents and Streatham Library User Groups are the groups this year, sharing with a couple of local residents.
It’s been great to see the plots transforming and the enthusiasm of the new gardeners. Crown Lane pupils come down twice a week rain or shine, and have been planting out the tomatoes and peas they sowed at school, coinciding with their science project about biology. They are very keen on digging and watering! Watch out for the pupils gardening blog coming soon…
All are welcome at our monthly Wednesday workshops which are support sessions to our Learner Plot groups but open to all. The garden’s open garden volunteering sessions still run 12-4pm on Wednesdays and Sundays so these are an additional opportunity to get involved courtesy of our National Lottery funding this year.
The garden will be running special activities as part of Kite Day on 14th May, and Streatham Festival on 2nd July which are listed above.
For more information please contact Ruth by email; firstname.lastname@example.org