Wassailing 10th January from 3 pm (dusk) in the Orchard (next to Community Garden)
Bless the orchard with the cider produced at this year’s Apple Day,. We will see the return of the musicians who were so popular last year, leading the communal singing. We will be blessing the orchard with cider from October’s Apple day using a special Wassailing cup – made by Peter Noy, one of our trustee, s from wood form an old tree removed from the orchard prior to planting new trees. Flyer
Streatham Common Community Garden AGM
11th January 7 for 7.15pm at The Railway SW16
The business to be conducted will be
Receipt of Annual Report (click to download report)
Adoption of Accounts
This year 2 trustees are required to stand for re-election :
John Rhodes and Kasia Brookes
Nominations will also be taken from any members wishing to become trustees.
Any Other Competent business
Only members are entitled to vote, membership will be due for renewal shortly after the meeting. Membership forms available here
After the meeting Charlotte Dove our Community Gardener in 2015 will talk about her Seed Saving trip to America.
Next open garden session after Wassailing – 24th January. We will not be open on Wednesdays in January.
We have a cookery demonstration with local food writer Rachel de Thample, using seasonal produce form the garden form 1pm on 20th September. We will have produce to sell – so you can try the recipes at home afterwards!
Advance notice – Got apples and pears? Bring them to Apple Day on 25th October. You can only store unblemished apples so bring the others along to be pressed for juice and cider.
We are open for community gardening sessions every Sunday from 12-4pm and every Wednesday from 2-4pm. There is always a range of jobs to suit all from digging to making tea. There is no need to register in advance – you can just turn up on the day and someone will show you what to do! We have a calendar of events and a garden calendar of what we will be sowing, planting and harvesting from now until the summer. Download our CALENDAR 2015 and see what we are doing each Sunday.
Wednesday Workshops 11-1 on 9/23rd September and 14/28th October.
Sunday 6th September Stall at SCRUFF’S DOG SHOW 12.00 noon onwards
Top of the Common (opposite the café) We will be having a stall selling produce from the garden and wooden items made by local wood turner Peter Noy (including some made from wood from the garden or on the Common). Garden open as usual as well.
As part of Urban Food Fortnight 2015 we are running two inspirational talks/workshop events – learning about, using and tasting produce from the garden – and fresh produce available for purchase:
Wednesday 16th September 3 and 5pm around the world in one bed
Joan Riley from the Spitalfiields City Farm in the City of London (and one of our inspirational volunteers) will give you an opportunity to ask the question (and many have) “what’s that plant?”and find out the range of exotics in our Hot Bed as she talks about and shares the secrets of the Hot Bed garden and how she created it.
Sunday 20th September 1pm Rachel de Thample cookery demonstration
Local food writer and cookbook author and a regular and favourite contributor to our programme of events returns to the garden by popular demand and will lead a workshop and cookery demonstration using produce from the garden. She will also be bringing copies of her recipe book.
October 4th – Garden closed for volunteer event – regular and new volunteers welcome for a thank you event.
Sunday 25th October APPLE DAY – From 10.30
We will be holding our third annual Apple Pressing Day – bigger and better than ever! This year we will be providing lunch for participants. Please bring your locally produced apples and pears to be pressed – for juice and cider/perry – and get a share of the produce and we’ll put you on our apple map!!. We will also be providing apples (and juice) from Brogdale for tasting and pressing. There will be two pressing sessions: the first between 10.30 – 12.30 (followed by lunch) and the second between 1.30 – 3.30. Lunch will be provided courtesy of funding from Incredible Edible Lambeth
6th January – WASSAILING
Bless the Orchard garden for the New Year and sample our cider – produced from the apples pressed on Apple Day in October.
Bug Hunt and Headbands 5th July 1-4pm
Our contribution to the Streatham Festival. A hunt for bugs and insects around the garden led by volunteers from the Institute for Biology. Come and see who’s staying in the bug hotels and elsewhere in the garden. for those who don’t like bugs join our floral headband making classes in the arbor. We also have plenty of lettuce and salad leaves you can pick for picnics as well as a range of fresh picked produce.
Open members meeting 28th July 6.30 in the garden
if you’re not a regular volunteer (or even if you are) and want a chance to see the garden in it’s evening glory come along. Find out what we’ve been up to and we’d love to hear your ideas for what we should be planning for in the future.
Regular events We are open for community gardening sessions every Sunday from 12-4pm and every Wednesday from 2-4pm. There is always a range of jobs to suit all from digging to making tea. There is no need to register in advance – you can just turn up on the day and someone will show you what to do! We have a calendar of events and a garden calendar of what we will be sowing, planting and harvesting from now until the summer. Download our CALENDAR 2015 and see what we are doing each Sunday.
We are looking for local residents or community groups to plan and manage plots throughout the growing season from March-October 2015. We’ll provide free training and advice; in return you’ll take care of a bed.
For more info go to: www.streathamcommoncommunitygarden.org/education/learner-beds