Garden Project

The Plan

Over the Winter, the Sunflower Centre has created of a kitchen garden to offer educational, wellbeing and mindfulness activities as well as an opportunity for local individuals to join in communal gardening.  We would like to open this project out to local people and to offer the opportunity to learn, share and socialise in the community.

Our star garden designer is Elwood Amey, a local gardener, a trained homeopath who has run Forest Schools for children in his time too.  Elwood managed and worked alongside several volunteers to transform the side plot (wasteland!) next to the Sunflower kitchen/staffroom.  We now have a spacious outside classroom with raised beds in a series of terraces that make best use of the sloped ground.

FREE Gardening workshop: Seed propogation

Tuesday 10th April, 11-12.30pm - Pricking out and potting on

Following on from our seed growing workshop on the 20th March, our new baby sapling plants should be ready to prick out and pot on. Come and learn how to prick out and pot on veg and herb plants for an allotment. Free tea and coffee.

Would you like to learn more about gardening, do you have your own allotment? Or would like one? No garden, no problem! Feeling lonely since since retirement, or currently unemployed or looking to gain experience for your CV? Need job skills ? Or just a keen gardener looking to expand your knowledge. Come along to the Sunflower Centre's new outdoor edible classroom for FREE workshops. Over the year we will learn, discover and grow the community garden together. Have your say about what you'd like to see here. All voices and opinions happily received. 

It's a great way to get outdoors, meet other people, learn new skills and be a part of the amazing Brockley community. 

Workshops will include: growing from seed, planting out, potting on, propagation, green manures, composting, compost teas , pruning , identifying plants, weed workshops, how to garden organically, how to support the food soil web , no dig, encourage wildlife and biodiversity, pond care , garden design, permaculture principles, basics of medicinal herbs, how being in the garden can support your mental health and many many more.

Workshop to be led by Cat Flannery, a trained Horticulturist and Permaculture guild graduate, employee of Living Medicine charity, and Permablitz London and mental health support worker with over 8 years of experience. 

To book a FREE place, please contact Can on 077862 66699 or email cat@themindfulgardener.org , as number are limited to 10

Ideas for the garden project so far:
Gardening Classes for Children
Mindful Gardening sessions
Courses in Medicinal Herbs - both how to grow and prepare remedies for self-care

FREE Gardening workshops

Seed propagation:

Tuesday March 20th 2018

11-12pm

 

New saplings: 

Tuesday April 10th 2018

11-12.30pm

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