Beat blight and blackfly in your garden this summer…

Gardening tip of the month: old coffee grounds, dry bran or copper tape are all effective alternatives to slug pellets!

Learn how to Grow Your Own: FREE training!

Sunday 7 July, 10.30am – 4.30pm: Natural solutions to common pests and diseases

There is nothing quite like the heartbreak caused by plants you’ve lovingly tended over months succumbing to blight, blackfly, or any other disease. Come along to this free training by expert growers to find out the easy and organic way to protect your crops. Suitable for beginners and experienced growers.

Please RSVP beforehand if possible. Bring a packed lunch and a willingness to learn!
Where: Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault, IG6 2XL.
info [at] for more info or to rsvp.

There are many more trainings planned for this summer: book early to reserve a spot as they can get all booked up.

28 July: 10.00 – 11.15 am
Yoga in the Garden

28 July: 11.30am – 5pm
Herbal medicine and natural health, taught by Forest Farm Peace Garden’s resident herbalist, Deborah Syrett, Western Medical Herbalist.

11 August 10.30am – 4.30pm
Improving your yield, improving your soil: companion planting and crop rotation

8 September 10.30am – 4.30pm
Maximising fertility and dealing with “problem soil”: green  manure and composting


World Music Day was fantastic! Over a hundred people came to the garden to listen to music from all around the world, carve a spoon to take home, sow herbs to take home, or learn about edible plants on their doorstep.

We’d love to see you all again- our next big open day is 6th October: save the date. And think about joining us on Wednesdays and Fridays as a volunteer!

Ever dreamed of becoming a beekeeper? We’re looking for a few committed individuals to join our beekeeping working group. We can provide all the training and equipment as long as you are available on either Wednesdays or Fridays daytime, and are happy to come in regularly to check on the bees. Contact natalie [at] to find out more.


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