Children’s workshop: Decorate and Plant your own Salad Box

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday the 28th of May we have a great half-term filler with the decorate and plant your own salad box children’s workshop. Encourage your children to grow and eat delicious and healthy food, and take home your own salad box to look after.

  • See and taste salad growing in the garden
  • Vegetable Garden Friends ‘Salad Sing-Along’
  • Planting seeds and decorating a salad box to take home

The workshop will start at 10.30 and will run for approximately 1h30. It is free to come along, and we will provide all materials. The workshop will be led by Suriya Pieris and Ruth Robinson.

Common Growth Community Garden, Sandbourne Road, New Cross, SE4 2NS

The workshops are informal and fun, and a great way to learn a few more gardening skills and share tips with other gardeners. If you would like to attend or want more information, then please text Rich on 07901 360321 or email commongrowthuk@gmail.com giving the name of attendees and a contact telephone number and which course at which garden you’d like to attend. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All courses are free, but we suggest a £3 voluntary donation to help cover the costs of materials.

Hope to see you soon!

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Free gardening workshops in August

Dear Garden lovers,

With all this warmth and sunshine the garden is bursting with life – come and pop in for a visit! We’ve got our regular Sunday opening from 2.00pm to 5.00pm and also both a kids workshop and an adults workshop in August, so you’re spoilt for choice!

First up is the kid’s workshop on Wednesday 7th of August called herb spiral fun. It is suitable for children of all ages and runs from 10.30-12.00, and will involve fun learning activities, games and singing.

After that there will be an adult’s workshop on Saturday 17th of August called Herbs and their uses and will run from 10.30 to 12.30. As usual this will be a mix of learning and practical activity.

The workshops are informal and fun, and it’s a great way to learn a few more gardening skills and share tips with other gardeners.

More information on the courses is given below. If you would like to attend any of them, or want more information, then please text Rich on 07901 360321 or email commongrowthuk@gmail.com giving the name of attendees and a contact telephone number. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All courses are free, but we suggest a £3 voluntary donation to help cover the costs of materials.

Common Growth Community Garden, Sandbourne Road (on the corner with Jerningham Rd), SE4 2NS. http://goo.gl/maps/wu3GC

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Rich
On behalf of Common Growth Community Garden.

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Peace and quiet once a week?

We’d love your reactions on this, please feel free to post a comment below…

Lots of parents with babies and young children use the cafe and we are glad to provide a place for that to happen. I remember how isolated I sometimes felt at home with a baby and I would have loved a Hill Station to walk to.

And we also have other types of customers – I’ve seen people studying with laptops, sometimes we hold meetings there with other community organisations, there are people with a book coming for a break from the home office, local elders…

So we want to recognise everybody’s needs and ensure as many people as possible feel the Hill Station is a place for them.

On a trial basis we will be running Peaceful Fridays. If you are one of our customers who finds it difficult to concentrate or relax with children and babies around then we recommend you come along on a Friday for a more peaceful experience. And if you are one of our customers with babies or children then we will welcome you on the other 6 days of the week but ask if you can meet somewhere else please on Fridays.

We hope this will fit with our aim to be socially inclusive and a place for all.