• Parks in Mind

    Our autumn update. Lots of great opportunities to get out and about this autumn and early winter with Parks in Mind. Head to https://www.bournemouthparksfoundation.org.uk/our-projects/parks-in-mind/ for more details and our monthly programme of practical conservation, arts and wellbeing activities and events. Parks in Mind is a great chance to meet others, Read more [...]

  • Made local funding

    Hope Gardening has been given funding through the Made Local programme from Carling! This is great news. We have been allocated funding for a series of capital purchases that will help further equip our closely linked gardening and foodclub projects. Grants for work on the site where we grow food Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens October 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens October 2019                   Sowing onion sets at the Bishop’s Palace Vegetable Garden Update      October has been very wet, it has rained and rained but it hasn’t stopped us and our wonderful team of volunteers turning out in force for our gardening sessions. The harvests may Read more [...]

  • October update

    Hope allotments blog – October 2019 It’s been a bit of a wet and blustery October so far with the first frost which, fortunately, did not do any damage to our crops. We will continue to harvest our frost tender Tomatoes, Beans and Chillies until the weather gets colder which Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens September 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens September 2019                            Sunflower ‘Red Sun’ stealing the show in the borders Update      September is always a time to gather in the crops and this year we’ve had the most wonderful produce to harvest. The runner beans are finally coming to an Read more [...]

  • Wildlife Habitat Management at Waterlow Park

    You’ll be joining us for our regular Session at Waterlow Park. We will maintaining the vegetation cover and opening up last views in the Park’s wildlife areas. In the summer months and warmer weather, we strongly advise our volunteers to bring bottles of water with them, sun-cream and sun hats, Read more [...]

  • Scything Workshop at Regent’s Park

    This week we’ll be using our Austrian scythes to make cut back our wildflower meadow. Scythes have been used for centuries to manage grasslands, still much more accurate than machines and slow enough to allow wildlife to escape their blade, they are a brilliant method to encourage biodiversity. In the Read more [...]

  • Habitat Management at Regent’s Park

    We will be working to maintain the diversity of habitats in this prestigious Royal London Park. In the summer Months and warmer weather, we strongly advise our volunteers to bring bottles of water with them, sun-cream and sun hats, as well as a rain proof jacket. The Green Gym® is Read more [...]

  • Soil and Earthworm Survey at Spedan Close

    As we return to Spedan close Conservation area, we will be working to maintain the paths and woodland area to improve access and enhance the wildlife diversity. In the summer months and warmer weather, we strongly advise our volunteers to bring bottles of water with them, sun-cream and sun hats, Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens August 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens August 2019                                    Just some of the produce from the gardens. Update      It’s harvest time in the community gardens and the produce has been amazing. Our volunteers have been working so hard bringing it all in to share Read more [...]

  • The children take over The Berry Maze

    The children take over the Berry Maze It’s been a year and a half since the Berry Maze was planted, in November 2017. It was the result of a one year campaign which has seen the community coming together, donating time, money and skills to make this wild dream a Read more [...]

  • Growing Story Garden

    Nestled in the heart of Somers Town the Story Garden has begun to take root. Global Generation’s newest meanwhile space has been rising from the hardcore and concrete. With 10 days to go till opening on July 13th the garden had a skeletal form but was still greatly in need Read more [...]

  • Wolverton Community Orchard needs help!

    We need help all year round! Come along any Monday or Tuesday 10ish till 2ish and help us tidy the orchard. Sit and enjoy the wildlife, help us with some light weeding or planting, or we can even find you some more strenuous jobs if you’re interested! The site is Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens July 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens July 2019                                           The garden coming into its own Update      Summer is in full swing in the community gardens. The early charlotte potatoes were delicious and we’re now on to the main crop. The sweet Read more [...]

  • Round and round the farm we go!!

    Our farm paths now go the whole way around the school farm, thanks to GM Building and Property Services Limited who gave their time to lay tens of tons of gravel.  The children can now do the daily mile on our back field, as well as safely reach the school Read more [...]

  • What a difference a day makes!

    These wonderful volunteers from RPS group created more paths around the school farm, shoveling tons of gravel in baking sunshine.  Now the pupils can safely reach the school chickens come rain or shine.  Thanks to RPS for working so hard and achieving so much!!

  • Update from the community gardens June 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens June 2019                                            Sweet peas under the Cathedral Update      Summer has begun, although you wouldn’t know it with all the recent rain! However, the rain has done the gardens so much good and everything Read more [...]

  • Very happy Activate students

    Now all three of the raised beds have now been sorted out with users.  Today we saw the students from Activate starting planting in their area.  Celery, potatoes and beetroot have been sown with more to follow next week.

  • Raised planters installed on two sites

    In the last three months, the project has completed community consultation and installation of two raised beds in open spaces within Shortroods, Paisley. We are supporting residents and volunteers to enable them to enhance their social skills, self-confidence and work experience through gardening activities.

  • 26th March – Gardening Club Pictures

    An exciting day for residents and everyone who helps at the gardening club – we paid a visit to the local garden centre, Scotsdales to get some equipment for the year ahead.  The community garden was runner up in the Council’s community garden project in 2018 the prize was some Read more [...]

  • 23rd April – Gardening Club Pictures

    Today we tackled some of the lavender that was not looking great.  Yasmeen demonstrated how to cut it back correctly and as it was growing right next to a wall it meant that people with mobility issues could sit down while they cut.  Though in fact, they ended up doing Read more [...]

  • 30th April – Gardening Club Pictures

    Today was a very busy (as usual) morning at community gardening.  We planted up some of the big pots with sunflowers and pansies so that they’ll be looking good by the time we do our Chelsea Fringe event at the end of May, planted potatoes in our new veg bed, Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens May 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens May 2019                                            Tulips under the espalier pears. Update      May is such a busy month in the garden, but a joyful one! The greenhouse is full of seedlings and the rest of the garden Read more [...]

  • Join the Food Waste Revolution!

    We are SOOOOOO happy at Perfectly Edible UK [PEUK] to have won the ‘Crowdfunder Stories Fund’ in partnership with Semble. Over the last 6 months we have made it our mission to create as many connections with organisations, supermarkets, local businesses, restaurants and charities so we can rescue as much Read more [...]

  • Paid Opportunity – Community Gardening Worker

    St Luke’s Parochial Trust is a well-established, modern charity providing services, community events, and projects in the vibrant Old Street area of south Islington. At the heart of what we do is a large community centre that welcomes over 100,000 visits each year. We have a vacancy for a Community Read more [...]

  • A Recipe For A Rainy Day

    Best laid plans and all that. Here at Team North we’re used to coping with adverse weather but we had to go to Plan B for our planned day of gleaning with a team of volunteers from Liverpool. The Regional Food Economy NW project looks at ways to change our Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens February 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens February 2019                                                                                             Iris Alida Update      The spring bulbs are out including the first of the daffodils and we’ve been enjoying some Read more [...]

  • A Wonderful Winter

    ‘Coming to the nature garden makes me feel happy and good because I get to play outside with lots of people’, Josh, age 8. Here at Oasisplay Nature Garden, nestled in the heart of Stockwell, we have been enjoying all things winter. Although many are tempted to huddle indoors as Read more [...]

  • Smooth(ie) Operators

    The debate was ferocious and the kids were divided. ‘‘It’s not a dragonfruit, it’s a prickly pear!’’. Fruit was prodded, sniffed and inspected with interest and apprehension. A few went for it.‘‘It’s nice and sweet! Yuk- the seeds are disgusting! Where’s the bin?’’ Seeds were spat out, controversy was in Read more [...]

  • Cool Yule Call for Climate Action

    Practical actions to limit the impacts of climate change were centre stage at a recent festive event in Wirral.  The Cool Yule 2018 event marked four years since the launch of Cool the Wirral Climate Change Strategy.  Visitors learned about progress with the strategy and ways to take action in Read more [...]

  • Buddy Volunteers Wanted

    Forest Farm Peace Garden is looking for new buddy volunteers to join our ecotherapy team. Do you love being in nature and helping people? Buddy volunteers are at the heart of what we do and make a huge difference to supporting others in our garden sessions. This is an opportunity Read more [...]

  • Job Vacancy: Head Gardener

    Forest Farm Peace Garden is seeking an experienced gardener to lead on the development of our large 2-acre site and support the running of our ecotherapy programme for mental health recovery. The Head Gardener position is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an understanding of organic and sustainable growing methods Read more [...]

  • What’s Fresh at Castlehaven?

    It has been a busy few at weeks at Castlehaven’s Horticulture Hub. We finally have electricity, hooray! That means you will be nice and warm for our workshops and classes during the Winter months. We are half way through our festive calendar of adult workshops. The highlight being our popular Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens November 2018

    News from the Community Gardens November 2018                                                                 Pumpkin harvested from the no-dig bed. Update      With winter feeling like it might arrive any day we have been enjoying the last days of autumn in the community gardens. The jewel like blooms of the fuchsias are still brightening Read more [...]

  • Surplus With Purpose

    Surplus With Purpose…I can quite honestly say that it was high fives all around in the Birley household when we came up with that name! It’s a simple concept, collecting surplus fruit and veg from allotments and gardens (with the growers permission of course) and hedgerows, then redistributing it to Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens October 2018

    News from the Community Gardens October 2018                                               Red admiral butterfly on the buddleia. Update      What a wonderful autumn! We’ve enjoyed many a sunny day working in community gardens this month. The sedums continue to add some late colour to the borders, the recently planted Read more [...]

  • Heeley City Farm Floats Our Goat!

    It was great to meet up with CEO Sue Pearson and some of her amazing team at Heeley City Farm in Sheffield. The farm is a busy, growing and developing projects that lead the way across Sheffield in its breadth of reach and remit. It’s main site in Heeley contains Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens August 2018

    News from the Community Gardens August 2018 Our volunteers enjoying a well earned break under the pergola. Update Finally it rained and with more forecast this week the gardens are returning to their green selves and starting to grow again.The bees have been loving the lavender which has thrived this Read more [...]

  • Camden welcomes new traders

    Camden is looking to licence eight kiosk sites to individual traders. The sites are in key locations through the borough and offer a great opportunity for both well-developed businesses and newly emerging sole traders to come in the heart of Camden and bring a unique experience to the local area. Read more [...]

  • Camden welcomes new traders

    Camden is looking to licence eight kiosk sites to individual traders. The sites are in key locations through the borough and offer a great opportunity for both well-developed businesses and newly emerging sole traders to come in the heart of Camden and bring a unique experience to the local area. Read more [...]

  • New Adult Workshops for August 2018!

    We’re pleased to announce a new series of Adult Workshops at Castlehaven’s Horticultural Hub!    When?: Every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm   Where?: The Horticultural Hub (on the corner of Hartland and Hawley Roads)   Who?: Everyone aged 16 to 100 (and over!) is welcome Whether you’re interested in Read more [...]

  • Vertical Farming

    Farmflex A flexible and climate controlled 40′ freight containerwith a state-of-the-art leafy green growing rack setup. This system gives you a fully automated 4-layer growing solution.LAYERS: 4 / SIZE: 40FT Standard functions 40 ft insulated container / Climate control / 1 irrigation system / Continuous monitoring / Custom-made LEDs / Basic control app/internet / Handling area Read more [...]

  • Get your Free Plant Kit!

    We’re holding two more events where you’ll be able to collect a free plant kit to take home and provide a new foraging spot for those all important pollinators! As part of London Sustainability Exchange’s Pollinator Paths project, we’re distributing free plant kits on Saturday 28th July 10am to 1pm, Read more [...]

  • Ravenhill Park Bog Garden Project

    With such good weather it was the perfect time to get down in the Bog Area to clean up rubbish and litter in preparation for our project. Several of our volunteers cleaned and cleared away discarded items dumped by thoughtless people. We nearly left some of our own “Rubbish”  behind Read more [...]

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