Events Capital Growth

Investigating biodiversity in your garden

Saturday 6 April 2024 14:00 17:00

Kentish Town City Farm, 1 Cressfield Close London NW5 4BN

Learn about the creatures in your ecosystem and how to create habitat for them.

Bee perching on white flower. Credit: Kristine Tanne / Unsplash

Bee perching on white flower. Credit: Kristine Tanne / Unsplash

Join us at Kentish Town City Farm to learn more about the creatures that make up the ecosystem in your food growing space and what they do there. There will be a mix of classroom leanring about urban garden species followed by some practical activity creating habitats for garden wildlife such as bee hotels, hoverfly lagoons and earwig houses,  and demonstrations of simple techniques to identify the creatures in your garden such as counting worms, identifying birds and insects.

This session is for people who are involved in urban food growing who want to learn more about increasing biodiversity on their site, however big or small.

Capital Growth members receive 50% discount on tickets. If you're not a member yet, join here.  And if you've completed our biodiversity survey you'll receive a discount on tickets too.

Your trainers: Susannah Hall & Jeff Waage

Susannah Hall is a designer, trainer and facilitator for Permablitz London. She teaches adults and children about the wildlife we find in the city and designs edible gardens that work with rather than against nature.

Jeff Waage is an ecologist and entomologist by training and has spent his career running research programmes on agri-environmental problems in the UK and other countries working for University of London.

Published Saturday 6 April 2024

Capital Growth: We believe everyone should have the opportunity to grow food as part of a healthy, resilient food system and we are working with our network of growers in London to make this happen.

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