Common Growth opens its doors for Spring!

With the first tantalising hints of spring in the air, things are beginning to kick off for the year at Common Growth!
Here are some upcoming events – as you can see there’s plenty to get involved in if you so wish!
Thursday March 15  2.00pm – 4.00pm – ‘Grow your own’ Salad boxes
Come down to the Sandbourne Road site to decorate our reclaimed salad boxes and plant with seeds. Take it home to grow, or come back in May to donate to an elderly person in the area. This is a free inter-generational event supported by local Ward Assembly funds. Aimed at children and families but all welcome.
Saturday March 17  11.00am – 3.00pm – The Big Dig
Part of Capital Growth’s volunteering effort for the start of the spring. Help us clear an area of the site ready for the growing season, or just come in to see what you can help out with, or just to say hello!
Sunday March 18  10.30am – 3.00pm – Permaculture course
After the huge demand for the first session of this course, which took place in February, we have managed to secure a second date for this. The full details for the event are set out below.  Places are limited so please email quickly to avoid disappointment!
And as if that wasn’t enough, a couple of further dates for your diary:
Saturday March 31 and Sunday April 1,  1pm- 6pm – see how our garden grows!
The site will be open on these dates as part of the Telegraph Hill Festival – art, music, seed planting workshops, food growing advice and blooming daffs!  Further details to follow. 
Hope to see you soon.
If you wish to attend our Permaculture course, please email with your name and contact telephone number. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The course is free, however we would like anyone who attends to dedicate some of their free time to helping us develop the garden this summer.
A Brief Introduction to Permaculture~ Learn about the basics ~ Sunday 18th March 2012
10.30am – 3pm
Common Growth Community Garden, Sandbourne Road, SE4
Tutors: Ruth Robinson and Suriya Pieris, Lunch will be provided
Workshop plan:– Introductions & warm-up activitiy- What is permaculture? – Ethics and principles
– Observation- Survey and assess – What is a forest garden?- What is a wildlife garden?- Sucession
– Guilds- Introductory design, implementation and maintenance plan activity
– Closing circle. What did I learn? What next? Further learning handout.
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