We run a variety of different projects throughout the year and weekly sessions for local community groups.
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:
A free, seasonal programme of arts workshops at the garden - plant printmaking, felt-making, drawing..
Open to all and no experience needed!
With thanks to the Cooperative Membership Community Fund for funding this project!
We're lucky to have Louise O'Reilly coming to teach a Botanical Illustration workshop at the garden. No experience is needed - you will be guided through the steps to create your own study. We're able to offer the workshop free thanks to support from the Co-operative Community Fund. Grown-ups only this time - children's summer arts will be in august!
2 - 5pm, Thursday 21st May at Culpeper Community Garden
The Islington MindEmpower Centre is for people with mental wellbeing needs. They come to the garden each week and grow a variety of vegetables and herbs along with ornamentals. There are 3 - 7 attendees weekly, with a Southwood Smith worker. and Alex has found his niche, using his artistic talents for posters and newsletter articles - his wanted poster even made the local paper!
This busy, cheerful, gardening group for adults with learning difficulties had a waiting list this year. New members were welcomed into the weekly group and quickly incorporated into the general banter. Culpeper volunteer Ian Spencer was CRB checked and registered as a support volunteer for the session with the Elfrida Society and has done a great job helping facilitate the group. They grew a wide range of vegetables and flowers and in winter took turns to be head chef and cook up something delicious. 6 - 10 people attend weekly with a support worker.