SCCG is committed to making the most of the garden’s potential as an educational resource. We teach people about wonders of growing fresh fruit and vegetables via weekly volunteer sessions, food growing workshops, and activities for school groups.
In 2016, we are offering a programme of Free Food Growing Workshops for beginner food growers. They are led by garden volunteer, Guy Roberts.
The workshops are free and you do not need to register in advance however it helps us to know how many people are coming. If you know you would like to attend then please email the garden to reserve a place – firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to come along to one workshop or sign up for the whole series.
More details as follows:
First Wednesday of the month from 10.30am – 12.30pm
4th May Soils and composting
1st June Beneficial wildlife and companion planting
6th July Propagating herbs from cuttings
1st August Planning your winter vegetable plot
7th September Introduction to seed saving
Additional evening workshops on the topics listed above will take place on 1st June and 6th July, from 6 – 8pm.
Volunteering sessions are also a great way to learn practical gardening skills in a friendly and supportive environment. We are open for volunteering sessions every Sunday from 12-4pm and every Wednesday from 2-4pm (from April onwards). A full calendar of activities for the Sunday volunteer sessions can be found on our Events page.
We have allocated five plots within the garden as learner beds. We are looking for local residents and/or community groups that are interested in planning and managing each plot throughout the growing season from March-October 2015. We will provide free training and advice: in return we’d like you to take care of the bed. For more information go to our Learner beds page
We also hold occasional events and workshops to tie in with local and London-wide festivals such as Open Garden Squares Weekend, Streatham Food Festival and Urban Food Fortnight. For details of upcoming events please go to our Events page.