Common Growth wins Prize!

Dear All,

We are very proud to announce that Common Growth has won 3rd prize in the Community Garden category of the Lewisham in Bloom awards! A very big THANK YOU to all the people that have lent a hand throughout the year! Hereby a picture of our amazing crops!

Hope you all feel inspired to get more involved? The garden will continue to be open on Sunday afternoons – from 2-5 through the Autumn, so come and say hello. We already have lots of exiting plans for next season, and would love to hear your ideas too!

Anniek

Email: CommonGrowthUK@gmail.com

The Common Growth Garden is located on Sandbourne Road, just off Jerningham Rd.

Telegraph Hill Super Saturday

This Saturday is Telegraph Hill’s “Come and See “day when everybody is welcome to pop in on their local community centre / garden and see what’s on offer. No need to be shy, you’ll be welcome. Most venues offer free refreshments and a range of activities. Feel free to visit just one or do the rounds.

  • Somerville Adventure Playground (12-5pm): bouncy castle, creative artworks, adventure play. Free BBQ at 2pm
  • Oak Youth Club (50 Turnham Rd, 12.30-5pm): Honor Oak Olympics including face painting, sports, Zumba, benefits advice, bouncy castle, massage, refreshments
  • Barnes Wallis (54 Wild Goose Drive, 11.30-4pm): free face painting, benefit advice, health check, refreshments
  • Telegraph Hill Centre (12.30-4pm): Reflexology, head massage, table tennis, free cafe,
  • Green Shoots (Besson St, 12-4): craft market, bee keeping, cushion making, home made cakes, Grow Wild info
  • Common Growth Community Garden (Sandbourne Rd, 12-5pm): gardening, drinks, Grow Wild info

Fantastic Effort at Common Growth!

What a fantastic day it was at Common Growth last Sunday! Well done to everyone for all the great effort with shed building, harvesting, planting, weeding, tidying, snale catching and more! The rain stayed away long enough to make it a very productive afternoon.

We also had a little picnic with lots of Home Made Goodies: Elderflower Jelly/Champagne (an experience we’ll never forget! tasty but weird), Spanish Omelette, Humus and Bread, and Fruit Cake. And thanks to Zuhura for making tea for everyone! The Rum and Coke also went down very well.

Attached some pictures from Sunday the 10th of June.

There is currently lots and lots of lettuce ready to be picked. Please pop by some time to harvest some before the snails do! It’s really tasty and of course organic!

Come and join us on Sunday afternoons or Tuesday evenings (weather permitting)!

Food growing 24.03

WHEN: Saturday, 24th March, 11am – 4pm
WHERE: New Cross People’s Library, New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS

WHAT: Join workshop leaders from Transition Brixton to hear how Brixton created and developed it’s successful food growing group and community allotment initiative.

Local Food news

Transition New Cross now has a Food Group page. They are especially keen to build up their google map of local food related initatives. You can contribute to it here

And just in case you didn’t know, The Allotment is a new greengrocers and deli on New Cross Road. See more on their facebook page. They’d love to hear from any local producers/growers/bakers who’d be interested in selling their products in their shop.

Also fairly new on the block is the Brockley Market every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Again you can find out more on their facebook page.

Care about food? 7.30pm Sept 8th

The New Cross Transition Food Group is interested in what we eat. Where it comes from, how it is grown and paid for and stored and cooked. And most importantly what we can do to improve our personal food chain. Please come and join us to discuss this universal topic. Informal, friendly meeting.

Explore ideas for how our community can make our food more
sustainable, local, healthy and fair for all. Promoting local food growing and the New Cross Food Co-op. Join us and help make it happen! Everyone welcome!
For enquiries email: transitionnewcross@gmail.com, Twitter: @TT_NewCross

Explore ideas for how our community can make our food moresustainable, local, healthy and fair for all. Promoting localfood growing and the New Cross Food Co-op. Join us and helpmake it happen! Everyone welcome!For enquiries email: transitionnewcross@gmail.comWeb: transitionnewcross.orgTwitter: @TT_NewCross

AGENDA

Minutes of last meeting;

– Matters arising
– Report on progress with Local food networks
– Report on progress with Community outreach
– AOB

In addition we hope to have have two short presentations:

– Fran of Transition Brockley will tlak about their food projects and invite discussion about how we can work together;
– Amina, is the manager of a new local cafe (‘Come the Revolution’) that would like to use locally grown food and has some space for selling produce.