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October 2018

How to create a plant community of autumn salads and spring bulbs

Thursday 18 October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Battersea Arts Centre

Come and find out how to create a plant community by combining plants that play different roles, where each contributes to what the others need. We will be planting autumn salad seeds and spring bulbs. You will learn about how the autumn salads contribute to the fertility of the soil and support the growth of the bulbs. Some of the earliest plants to flower in late winter/spring are bulbs: snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils etc. They provide much needed nectar during the…

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Permablitz at Glengall Wharf Garden

Sunday 21 October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glengall Wharf Garden, off the Old Kent Road
South East London,
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Come and find out about compost – the morning of this permablitz will consist of a workshop all about compost and then in the afternoon we will be laying down compost on the spot in the form of a lasagne mulch over the forest garden. We have been laying down a lasagne mulch of cardboard, manure and woodchip every year since the first permablitz at Glengall Wharf Garden in September 2013 so you will have a chance to see how the…

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November 2018

Permablitz at Weedington Road Community Garden

Saturday 3 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weedington Road, NW5

Come along for the first permablitz in a series to create a community garden at this unused space in Weedington Road in Kentish Town. This permablitz will focus on preparing the soil – clearing some of the existing plants, loosening the soil, laying down a lasagne mulch and planting a green manure. We will also be planting some salad plants that will be ready to harvest in the spring. The mini-workshops will focus on how to prepare the soil, explaining…

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Understanding all about fruit trees

Thursday 15 November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Battersea Arts Centre

This workshop will explain how fruit trees grow and what to consider when planting them. As well as explaining rootstocks, pollination partners and spacing, the workshop will also look at how to create an ecological design to support your fruit trees. Organised by Permablitz London, free to attend. Please RSVP to benc@bac.org.uk

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Permablitz at Cecil Sharp House

Saturday 24 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This permablitz at Cecil Sharp House will be to prepare the garden for winter, cutting down perennials, adding leaf mould and bark chip mulch onto the soil. We will also be collecting leaves to make leaf mould (Cecil Sharp House has a 2-year leaf-mould cycle to compost down the Plane tree leaves, that will be explained in a mini-workshop) and we'll be planting some bulbs for spring. There will also be a chance to take some cuttings. There will be…

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Unusual edible perennials workshop

Tuesday 27 November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden
London, NW1 7AY
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£15

This workshop will take a look at a broad selection of unusual edible perennials: trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, groundcover and roots that you can include in your garden and in forest garden designs. The workshop will outline the different yields you can expect from the plants. You'll be able to see some of the plants in the Cecil Sharp House Garden and receive a handout with details of the plants. You'll have a chance to try a salad with unusual…

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December 2018

Permablitz at Reay School

Saturday 1 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Reay School, Oval, Oval
London,

We  are  delighted  to  invite  you  for  our  first  Permablitz  organised  at  the  Reay  Primary  School  garden  to  prepare  the  land  for  creating  a  sensory  garden  for  children  between  3-11  years  old.  We will be preparing soil for planting next year by laying down a lasagne mulch of cardboard, manure and bark chip. There will be plenty of tools for children to join in! We will also be moving a bug hotel to a new space and talking about the…

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January 2019

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden
London, NW1 7AY
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£20

Ticket of £20 includes lunch of soup and salad The fruit trees are dormant through winter so it is the ideal time to prune them. The workshop will explain the benefits of pruning fruit trees and go through how to approach pruning them. There will be a practical session pruning the trees in the Cecil Sharp House garden. We will also look at preparing your tools and other winter fruit tree maintenance.   function init_widget_322698 () { var http_322698 =…

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Nubian Life Centre Forest Garden maintenance in winter

January 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nubian Life Centre, White City
London, United Kingdom
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This workshop at Nubian Life Centre offers the chance to come and see how the miniature forest garden has developed since the permablitz in June that was filmed by BBC Gardeners’ World. The workshop will explain the maintenance that is needed for the forest garden in winter and you will have the chance to have a go and do some of the practical work necessary for the garden. There are a wide range of unusual edible perennials in the miniature…

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Winter care of edible perennials in a permaculture garden

January 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden
London, NW1 7AY
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£15

Unusual edible perennials at Cecil Sharp House Come and find out what you need to do in winter to prepare perennials for the best start in spring. Cecil Sharp House permaculture LAND project has a large selection of edible perennials and in this training session you can find out what they are and how to take care of them in winter. This is a good opportunity to learn about maintaining a forest garden through the year. The session will be…

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