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June Workshops at Culpeper!

7 - 9pm, Thursday, 22nd June: Drawing
Come and draw in the garden! An informal workshop for all abilities - come and learn about the plants in the garden through drawing and observation - suggested donation £7 waged, £2 unwaged.

11.30 - 12.30, Friday 23rd June: Propagation
Propagation: softwood cuttings, work alongside our volunteers and learn to create your own plants through soft tip cuttings at our Friday volunteer session. Free.

10am - 12pm, Saturday 24th June: Hanging Baskets
Do you have an old hanging basket in a shed or cupboard? Bring it along on and give it a new lease of life and plant up a beautiful
hanging basket which will give you joy all summer long (new baskets are available!). Cost £20 £10 (members/ concessions)

To book your place please email gardenworker@gmail.com or call 020 7833 3951, www.culpeper.org.uk

Summer Arts!

10 days of free garden-based children's arts workshops!

Come and learn, play and explore - weekdays 12 - 4pm, 7th - 18th August.

All welcome

Spring Plant Sale!

Sunday 14th May 11 - 2pm

Plants, tea and cake, in the garden at it's best!

Come and enjoy...

Learning from Gardens in Japan

This autumn Martha received a grant from the Merlin Trust to visit gardens in Japan to learn about creating gardens for wellbeing and learning.

Culpeper is an amazingly hard-working oasis in the city providing a wealth of benefits for people and wildlife and this was an exciting opportunity to learn about techniques from a different gardening tradition.

As more and more of us live in urban environments, creating gardens that really work for cities becomes ever more important.

Read her report about the gardens she visited here

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We’ve got out #First500 thanks to Project Dirt!

New Year - New shoots! We've been awarded our #first500 for our year of growing. We have £500 to invest in seeds, bulbs and plants to share with our plot holders and grow with volunteers and community groups throughout 2017. There's even enough for compost to plant things in and new hand trowels to dig with. Very glad of the support - we planted our first few chilli and tomato seeds today. They will have to stay inside until it gets warmer!

If you'd like to support the garden - you can donate here:

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/culpepercommunitygarden

Culpeper is Recruiting

We are looking for a part-time support worker to enable vulnerable adults to access the skills and enjoyment of gardening.

One-year contract, £150 p.w. for ten hours shared between Mondays and Thursdays, starting March 2nd.

For more details please email to culpeperrecruit@gmail.com or telephone 0207 833 3951

or you can download the details here:

Application form

Job description

Please return completed applications by email, or post to Culpeper Community Garden, 2 Dignum Street, London N1 0FJ or culpeperrecruit@gmail.com

Deadline for returns is Monday 30 January 2017.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 February.

 

Membership subscriptions please

Just a reminder - members and plot-holders subscriptions for 2017 are now due. If you would like to pay electronically please contact gardenworker@gmail.com and we will send you our bank details.

Thanks for your continuing support!

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Garden plots available at Culpeper!

Do you love growing flowers and other ornamental plants? We have a few plots available at Culpeper which are looking for new caring owners. We will supply tools and help and advice so you do not need to be an experienced gardener - you just need energy, time, and enthusiasm.

The plots at Culpeper are for people who do not have a garden of their own and who live in the local area - map of our catchment area here, and please contact us if you are interested in a plot or have any questions:

info@culpeper.org.uk

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