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Join the grow-your-own celebration (from your own home)

Urban growers from London and beyond from this Friday can celebrate the start of the harvest, with 10 days of exciting online events. From botanical drawing, to winter growing, and from the Grenfell Guerrilla Gardener, through to a veggie show with snail races, there’s something to suit every grower.

Tayshan Hayden Smith

Tayshan Hayden Smith

Following an unpresented year of urban growing, with sales of seeds rocketing and demand for allotments at an all-time high, Capital Growth, our sister network of London growers, has curated an impressive line-up of events running from 18 – 27 September. As well as lots of events for community gardening groups, there are also great workshops for those ready to dig into growing their own fruit and veg. 

The line up includes:

  • Friday 18 Sept: Tune in for the launch event to hear from gardeners from the Bronx, NYC and Toronto, as well as some fantastic growers closer to home, sharing stories of resilience. 
  • Saturday 19th Sept: Social Farms and Gardens host a Digital Harvest Festival or for those seeking their inner artist, our Drawing from Nature workshop will help you connect more with the natural world.
  • Sunday 20th Sept: the Online Produce Show, guaranteed to make you smile, the Cordwainers Team will showcase the incredible entries and most exciting of all - live streams of snail races in our garden in Victoria Park.
  • Tuesday 22 Sept: the fantastic Rasheeqa of Castlehaven Community Garden shares the wonderful benefits of herbal remedies and how to make them or for those of you keen to extend your growing season and grow all year round, join the Q&A with author of Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening, Peter Burke (booking link to come).  
  • Wednesday 23 Sept: explore the world of seed saving with Julie Smith, essential learning for any keen organic grower who wants to not only save money, get stronger crops but also be truly self-sufficient.
  • Thursday 24 Sept; Join Tayshan Hayden-Smith, the Grenfell Guerrilla Gardener, who founded the Grenfell Garden of Peace and set up Grow2Know, to empower young people to hear his views on how to empower communities through nature.
  • Friday 25 Sept; no true gardening line up would be complete without our most popular workshop covering soil life and composting

Check out the full programme here, or join the discussion on social with #UrbanHarvestOnline

Find out more about Capital Growth or find your nearest community garden.

Published Wednesday 16 September 2020

Jellied Eel: With more than 50,000 readers, The Jellied Eel is the magazine for ethical eating in the capital. Published by Sustain's London Food Link to celebrate the best of London's local larder, each issue showcases the people and projects helping to put good food on the table. Annual subscription starts from less than £2 a month.

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