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Grow Your Own Herbs Masterclass

Hackney Herbal Garden, 1 Trowbridge Road, London E9 5LD

19 May 2024

This informative workshop will be a mix of theory and practical activities to give you all the knowledge you need to feel confident about growing your own herbs. It is suitable for complete beginners and those who already have some gardening or growing experience. We will cover: Growing herbs in different settings; Propagation, How to care for the soil and for your plants using organic methods, Harvesting and Preserving your harvest.


Make Your Own Natural Fertiliser

The Vine Road Pavillion, Vine Road Recreation Ground, Vine Road, Barnes

10 Jun 2024

Join us at the Community Growing Project on Monday 10th June as we celebrate Great Big Green Week! Make and take home your own natural fertiliser and pest repellent! During this session, we will be looking at how to swap chemicals for natural alternatives in the garden. Find out how to make a nutritious fertiliser out of nettles, how to re-purpose your coffee grounds to feed your plants and how to deter pests using a few common store cupboard ingredients. Families are welcome at this activity.


Summer talks: Earthworms and How to Help Them

The Vine Road Pavillion, Vine Road Recreation Ground, Vine Road, Barnes

15 Jun 2024 | Free

At this free talk in June, we will welcome James Skillicorn for an informative and humorous discussion on earthworms. James will demonstrate how to set up and look after a wormery, and demonstrate how worms can turn household food waste into fabulous compost. He will talk about the environmental importance of earthworms and what we can do to help them. There will be a chance to get involved in some hands-on activities, and plenty of time for questions. Families are welcome.


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Capital Growth is London's Food Growing Network, with over 2000 members. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group or school you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly enewsletters.

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