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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Workshop on organic pest control methods: Jun 8

Grow Wild and Common Growth are inviting you to another free permaculture gardening workshop at the Common Growth Community Garden on Sandbourne Rd. 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. Saturday’s course is on pests, and although this might not sound glamorous, every gardener knows how annoying it is when your salad crop gets munched up by snails overnight, or your beans attract black fly. So come and find out how to control these problems without using chemical pesticides, but by using organic permaculture methods.

Sat 8 June 10.30 – 12.30 Insects: Friend or Foe?
~ Learn to identify pests
~ Organic pest control methods
~ Recognising beneficial insects and how to encourage them to your garden
~ Practical activity: planting flowers which attract beneficial insects to the garden.
If you would like to attend the workshop, or like 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.

Also, don’t forget that the garden is open on Sunday afternoons from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. We are always looking for more enthusiastic gardeners to get involved – no gardening experience necessary, just come and enjoy the garden!
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Anniek
On behalf of Common Growth and Grow Wild
Sandbourne Road, Telegraph Hill, SE4 2NS, http://goo.gl/maps/HfQp4

Young volunteers forum Dec 4

Does your organisation value the contributions young people can make or do you want to learn how to involve them more?  If yes to these questions then come and attend our next Volunteer Coordinator’s /Manager’s forum on 

Young People and Volunteering Forum

Tuesday 4th December 2012 10.00am – 12.00pm

Breakfast & Registration 9.30am – 10.00am

 

Young people (14-17yrs) and young adults (18-25yrs) have much to give to our organisations – so… how can we encourage and support them as volunteers? 

This forum will focus on sharing good practice and learning about:

§       The contributions young people and young adults can bring to an organisation – long term and short term benefits

§       Understanding what motivates young people and young adults to volunteer

§       Developing and advertising appropriate volunteering opportunities

§       Tasks and responsibilities they can be given and enjoy doing

§       Supporting young people and young adult volunteers

 Agenda

  1. Breakfast & Registration (9.30-10.00am)
  2. Introduction
  3. Presentation – Garry Leach: Lewisham Scouts Development Officer
  4. Discussion
  5. Networking

This forum provides space for Volunteer Coordinators and Managers in Lewisham to discuss issues relating to volunteering, provide opportunities for networking and for gaining new ideas to help resolve issues regarding volunteering and developing your organisation. 

If you wish to attend please complete this Application form Booking Form and return to Ruth Renvoize at goodpractice@volunteercentrelewisham.org.uk by Monday 12th November 2012

 

FREE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING Nov 8/9

Volunteer Centre Lewisham’s Small Steps Project is delivering Mental Health First Aid Training.

Just like First Aid for physical injuries, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people how to give initial care until medical treatment is accessed.

It also help to dispel fears some people have when coming across someone who seems to be experiencing mental ill health.

And it’s FREE to voluntary & community groups in Lewisham.

Date: – 8th & 9th November
Time: – 10am – 4pm.
At:- Volunteer Centre Lewisham Offices, 2nd Floor Showroom, 307 – 313 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6NW.

If you are interested in attending, please email Fay@volunteercentrelewisham.org.uk <mailto:Fay@volunteercentrelewisham.org.uk>.

Kind regards,

Fay Millen
Mental Health Project Manager
Volunteer Centre Lewisham
2nd Floor, Showroom
307 – 313 Lewisham High Street
Lewisham
London
SE13 6NW

Become an Arts Award Adviser 22.04.12

Are you…

  • At least 18?
  • Have 2+ years experience working with young people + arts?
  • Interested in getting a new qualification for free?
  • Working on a project linked to Bold Vision?
  • Available Sun Apr 22?
If so this one day course might be just right for you. Sign up by contacting Sue (volunteerboldvision@gmail.com) or Philippa (pippabeagley@hotmail.com)
See flyer for full details arts award training

First Aid Course at Telegraph Hill Centre 23.02.11

Telegraph Hill Centre is hosting a First Aid at Work training session run by Aid Training & Operations Ltd.

First Aid at Work is a three day HSE approved course, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Running over three days the course includes both theory and practical sessions.

Once qualified, holders of this certificate can be used as First Aiders in the Workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This certification is valid for three years*, before expiry a re-qualification course will need to be undertaken to maintain certification.

Fee: £150.00 plus VAT per person

Venue: Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road SE14 5TY

Dates & times: Wednesday 23 February to Friday 25 February 2011, 9am to 5pm

10 places only. To book your place please call email Jane Hartley or call 020 7639 0214 before Friday 11 February 2011