News & Events

Understanding Plant Medicine: a herbal introductory course

Wednesday 2nd October, 6:30pm-9pm

Locus Of Walthamstow, 1 Chingford Road, London E17 4PW

Autumn run of Hedge Herbs’ 6-week introduction to herbal medicine course, a mix of theory and practical learning with fun and inspiration. This series, over 6 Wednesday evenings, brings you into the wise and wonderful world of plants as medicine, as soul support and as friends you will continue to meet through your life! Covering history & politics of herbalism as a healthcare modality, introduction to basic herbal preparations, connecting with 6 plants in depth through the course, creating your own herbarium and learning about intelligent approaches to whole systems health in home and community with accessible local plants. See http://www.hedgeherbs.org.uk/courses-workshops-learning/ for more information.

Carpentry For Women Natural Builders

Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th October

Highgate, London

This popular introductory course is for women who feel they lack the carpentry that invariably belongs to all building projects, be they wood, straw bale, earth, stone, brick etc. No experience necessary. Over the five days of this course you will be led through all the essential parts of constructing a building, from sub flooring to roofing, working on a small timber framed structure. More info and booking at https://agroecology.co.uk/carpentry-for-women-natural-builders/

Urban Harvest Day at Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden

Saturday 5th October, 10am-2pm

Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden, Nubian Life Centre, 50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW

Come and join us to celebrate the harvest from the garden. We’ll have a lunch that you will be welcome to come along to. The lunch will include a ‘forest garden salad’ consisting of a selection of unusual edible leaves. We’ll also be making flatbreads and doing some natural dyeing. Let us know you’re coming by emailing jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk

Permablitz at Glengall Wharf Garden

Sunday 6th October, 10am-5pm

Peckham, south London

At this permablitz we will be working in the forest garden at Glengall Wharf Garden. We have been mulching this forest garden for six years now and the regular mulching has created the soil that most of the plants in the forest garden rely on. We’ll be adding a new mulch of manure and wood chip to protect the soil over winter.
RSVP Essential: if you want to come along you need to let us know so we know numbers for lunch, which is provided, and we can give you all the specific details. Contact us here letting us know which permablitz you want to join.

Taking cuttings – plants for free

Thursday 10th October, 6.30pm-8pm

Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden, Nubian Life Centre, 50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW

This workshop will show you how to take cuttings and make more plants for free. You’ll learn which plants are good to take cuttings from and you’ll have a chance to take cuttings both for the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden and to take away with you. Please let us know if you are coming by emailing jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk

Gardening with Nature

Friday 11th October, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

These Gardening with Nature sessions provide an opportunity to learn about maintaining the Cecil Sharp House permaculture garden through the year. In these sessions we’ll be preparing the garden for winter and potting on seedlings for autumn salads/greens and spring flowers. If you’d like to come along please RSVP to info@permablitzlondon.com

Tread Well on Earth – A 2-Day Introduction to Permaculture

Saturday 12th October to Sunday 13th October

5 Tredwell Close, London SW2 3TL

Learn the basics of Permaculture Design on this two-day Introduction to Permaculture and be ready to try it out in your garden, your workplace and your life. See http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/ for booking and more information

London Permaculture Network AGM 2019

Sunday 13th October, 1:30m – 2:30pm

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden NW1 7AY

The main business will be:

  • Elections for committee
  • Reports on our work in 2018/9 and plans for the coming year
  • LPN edge relationships

Attending the AGM is free.
How to get to Cecil Sharp House: Tube: Camden Town – 700 yards away. Rail: Camden Road – 1/2 mile away. Buses: 274 and C2 – stop almost outside. Bike: there are bicycle stands in the grounds of Cecil Sharp House and a bike hire terminal 2 mins down the road on Regent’s Park Road.

How to create a plant community of autumn salads and spring bulbs

Thursday 17th October, 7pm-9pm

The Windermere Pub, Windermere Ave, Wembley HA9 8QT

Join our workshop and find out how to create a plant community by combining plants that play different roles, where each contributes to what the others need. We will be planting autumn salad seeds and spring bulbs.
Organised by Northwick Park Community Garden – more info at https://billetto.co.uk/e/how-to-create-a-plant-community-of-autumn-salads-and-spring-bulbs-tickets-385181

Gardening Club at Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden

Saturday 19th October, 10.30am-12.30pm

Nubian Life Resource Centre, 50 Ellerslie Road, White City, London W12 7BW

Come and join us for our weekly sessions in the garden and learn about how to grow and maintain a permaculture, wildlife-friendly, ecological and edible garden. We grow vegetables, herbs, plants for herbal teas, salads, unusual edible perennials, fruit, berries and edible flowers as well as a profusion of flowers for bees and butterflies.
Each week you will learn something different that will be appropriate to the time of year. In September we will be harvesting, doing some natural dyeing, planting seeds and potting on seedlings. Let us know you’re coming by emailing jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk

Northwick Park Community Garden Bulb planting session

Sunday 20th October, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Northwick  Park, Watford Road, Harrow, London HA0 3TQ

Come and join our half day bulb planting session at Northwick Park Community Garden. We are planting bulbs that will provide nectar and pollen through early spring until early summer. They will also provide colour and create a beautiful area for people to enjoy as they walk through the park.
Northwick Park Community Garden is in north west London near Northwick Park tube station. If you’d like to join us please email northwickparkcommunitygarden@gmail.com

Family Day: make, play, explore

Friday, October 25, 2019 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Edible Landscapes, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ

Come and have some fun and games in Edible Landscapes – ideal for 5 to 9 year olds: leaf rubbings, flower prints, bug hunting, pond dipping. Come for the whole day or just drop in. Compost loo and water tap on site. See http://www.ediblelandscapeslondon.org.uk/OctoberFamilyDay for more information.

Gardening with Nature

Friday 25th October, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

These Gardening with Nature sessions provide an opportunity to learn about maintaining the Cecil Sharp House permaculture garden through the year. In these sessions we’ll be preparing the garden for winter and potting on seedlings for autumn salads/greens and spring flowers. If you’d like to come along please RSVP to info@permablitzlondon.com

Robyn’s Garden Permablitz

Saturday 26th October, 10am-5pm

Totteridge and Whetstone, north London

Robyn’s garden is going to be transformed into a forest garden area with arches for climbers, a herb spiral and planters for vegetables. This is the first phase of two permablitzes and we will be preparing the garden for the transformation. We will be building a herb spiral, laying down a lasagne mulch and creating mushroom logs.
There will be mini-workshops on lasagne mulches, creating mushroom logs and to explain the design.
RSVP Essential: if you want to come along you need to let us know so we know numbers for lunch, which is provided, and we can give you all the specific details. Contact us here letting us know which permablitz you want to join.

Abundance Day

Sunday 27th October, 12pm-4pm

end of Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault, London IG6 2XL

Our annual community event to celebrate our apple harvest and all our amazing volunteers! Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a relaxing, family-friendly day in nature with lots of activities on offer. We look forward to seeing you there. More information at https://www.forestfarmpeacegarden.org/events

Capital Growth Training Courses in October

Bottle jungles and miniature deserts: How to make edible terrariums, Saturday 5th October 10.30am, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY
Preserves and conserves: Making the most of your produce (Growing Culture), Saturday 12th October 10.30am,  St Mary’s Garden E2 8EL
Winter warmer – Immune boosting recipes, Saturday 26th October 10.30am, Spitalfields City Farm, E1 5AR

More information and links to booking pages here https://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

Forthcoming Events

Improving soil health on horticulture operations: foundations and principles

Monday 4th November, 9am-4.30pm

Hawkwood Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

Learn to apply the soil health principles to transform your soil into a crumbly, friable state that’s easy to work and produces healthy crops. From large farms to market gardens, the soil health principles bring real results: better soil structure, healthier crops and more consistent yields. More information at https://www.organiclea.org.uk/2019/08/soil-health-course-2/

Gardening with Nature

Friday 8th November, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

These Gardening with Nature sessions provide an opportunity to learn about maintaining the Cecil Sharp House permaculture garden through the year. In these sessions we’ll be preparing the garden for winter and potting on seedlings for autumn salads/greens and spring flowers. If you’d like to come along please RSVP to info@permablitzlondon.com

Forest Farm Peace Garden Permablitz

Saturday 9th November, 10am-4pm

Hainault, East London

Forest Farm Peace Garden has two nearly planted areas of forest garden. This permablitz will be preparing those areas for winter: we will be cutting back and mulching, planting some bulbs, collecting seeds and adding some new plants. The permablitz will have a strong educational element so it will offer the chance to come and see the new areas of forest garden and learn about the design.
There will be a workshop that explains the design and introduces the plants. One of the areas showcases native UK plants so you will be able to find out about these along with other unusual edible perennials, shrubs and trees that have been planted. More details: http://www.permablitzlondon.com/event/forest-farm-peace-garden-permablitz/
RSVP Essential: if you want to come along you need to let us know so we know numbers for lunch, which is provided, and we can give you all the specific details. Contact us here letting us know which permablitz you want to join.

Certificate in Community Orcharding

starts Wednesday 13th November 2019

Hackney and Tower Hamlets

Come on our brilliant, orcharding course and learn everything you need to know about designing and managing community orchards. You will benefit from our team of experienced orchardists who have already helped 60 students gain the Certificate. The course starts in November 2019 and finishes in January 2021 giving you a wonderful opportunity to learn a wide range of seasonally-appropriate orchard skills. In addition you can come on practical, reinforcement days and a computer skills booster day. See https://www.theorchardproject.org.uk/events/cico5/ for more information

The wonders of leaf mould compost

Thursday 14th November, 6.30pm-8pm

Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden, Nubian Life Centre, 50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW

This workshop will be about how you create leaf mould compost and why leaf mould compost is so beneficial to plants. We will look at how you use the compost once it is ready. Please let us know if you are coming by emailing jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk

Capital Growth Training Courses in November

Munchable mushrooms: Cultivation for beginners Saturday 9th November, 10.30am. Rainbow Grow, E8 3AZ
More information and links to booking pages here https://www.capitalgrowth.org/training/

London Permaculture Network – Interactive Project Map

map400

The London Permaculture network has launched a map of permaculture, and permaculture-friendly projects in London. Go to http://www.londonpermaculture.com/map/ to see it. Use the map to guide yourself around the projects in your local area, and the whole of London.
This map is still being developed, and we would love your project to be included! If you would like your project added to the map please contact us at info@londonpermaculture.com


Open Days & Volunteering

Please confirm with the project for opening hours and volunteering days.

Cecil Sharp House, Camden NW1
Come and volunteer at the permaculture LAND (Learning and Network Demonstration site) project at Cecil Sharp House. Weekly volunteering sessions
Email csh-landproject@permablitzlondon.com

Organic Lea – Hawkwood Plant Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH.  Organiclea hold Open Days at Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery on the last Sunday of each month 12pm – 4pm. Just show up and join in. Regular volunteer days at Hawkwood are Wednesdays and Fridays 11am-4pm, and Tuesday afternoons 1.30-4pm. New volunteers are asked to join a volunteer induction, on the 1st Wednesday or 3rd Friday of every month. Check the website for more information including induction dates, www.organiclea.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/

Orchard Project – London and nationwide. There are loads of events happening each month that you can help out with, check out their website for up-to-date info: http://www.theorchardproject.org.uk/

Edible Landscapes Finsbury Park N4. Our sessions are every Sunday 10-2. No need to book, just come and join in! **Please don’t forget to bring suitable all-weather clothes and footwear**  Shared lunch is at 1pm, so bring something to nibble. We usually have a foraged salad as well.

The Meadow Orchard Crouch End, N8. Every Saturday 11-4pm  workday to care for the site, garden, orchard and wildlife meadow, plus an Eco-building session. Variable depending on leaders availability so check website for details: www.meadoworchard.org
 
Burgess Park Food Project. Weekly open sessions :
General garden volunteering ~ every Sunday from 1pm-4pm
Grown in Peckham ~ growing to sell ~ every Thursday 1-4pm, shared lunch at 1pm.
 

How do I get my event in the LPN newsletter?

This front page comes from the London Permaculture Network monthly newsletter. If you want your events to be in the newsletter, please email details to us, at info@londonpermculture.com before the 15th of the month, and they will go into the next month’s newsletter.

 


donate to the LPN!

Skip to toolbar