November News

As the days get shorter and crisper, the community garden is still a hive of activity. We’re looking forward to the final workshop of our Orchard Skills programme and are very excited to have Graham Burnett, a leading UK permaculturalist, leading the workshop. Please see below for more info about the workshop, plus other fun events coming up this November.

Introduction to Forest Gardening Workshop
Sunday 18th November, 10am – 4pm
Forest Farm Peace Garden
Free of charge, RSVP essential

We are pleased to announce that the well known and expert permaculture teacher Graham Burnett will be leading a free, day-long workshop on forest gardening at Forest Farm Peace Garden on the 18th November.

Forest gardening is a cutting-edge food growing system which replicates woodland ecosystems to create a sustainable, low maintenance and high yield garden producing fruit, nuts and vegetables. The workshop will provide an engaging introduction to forest gardens through theory and activities, with plenty of opportunities to get stuck into designing and planting a forest garden on our beautiful two acre site.

The course is free of charge, but booking is necessary. Please email with your name, email address and the borough you live in to reserve a place.

Attendees should wear clothing suitable for working outdoors and bring a packed lunch. Herbal tea from the Garden will be provided.

Sunday 11 November
Reuse Craft Jamboree – suitable for ages 5-105
Valentines Mansion, Emerson Rd, Ilford, IG1 4XA
A free fun crafty day learning new skills to create new and funky from old and tired
Activities include: Glass lantern decorating; paper bead rolling; photo frame making; brooch sewing; bag for life illustrating; plastic bag flowers crafting; reuse poem writing; juice carton planting.
Please contribute to the day by bringing along an empty clean glass jar to decorate, a 1 litre juice carton to transform, and some scissors if you have them.
Free tea, coffee and biscuits

Saturday 24 November
Diamond Jubilee Tree Planting
Create a new boundary hedge in Elmhurst Gardens Park.  An event for all ages with refreshments.
Elmhurst Gardens Park, Gordon Road, South Woodford, London E18 1DR


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