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Permablitz at Cecil Sharp House

Sunday 1st September, 10am

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

At this permablitz we are going to be building small raised beds with wicking reservoirs for a number of people living in rented accommodation to create portable growing spaces for them. Come along if you are interested in learning how to make these.
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.

National Convergence 2019

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

Hill End Activity Centre, Oxford

***SOLD OUT*** There are no spaces left and there is a waitlist in place.

The national permaculture convergence is returning to the fields in 2019. We’ll be at Hill End – an activity centre with 65 peaceful acres. On the outskirts of Oxford, there’s camping, dormitories and lots of spaces to meet onsite. People from all areas of Britain will come together to build a way forward as a community of designers, educators, learners and activists looking to use permaculture in all bioregions to create a network of thriving communities.
More details including link to waitlist at https://events.permaculture.org.uk/convergence-2019

Creating a Forest Garden

Saturday 7th September, 10am-3pm for 6 Saturdays

Edible Landscapes, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ

As well as learning all about forest gardening, you will be led through the steps needed to create your own forest garden design. If you’re not sure what a forest garden is, it’s food growing that often includes trees and that is naturally more low maintenance, because most of the plants are perennial (rather than annuals that have to be planted each year). Come and get your teeth into forest gardening with forest gardenista, Jo Homan, and others. More info: http://www.ediblelandscapeslondon.org.uk/CreatingFG

Sutton Community Farm’s 2019 Harvest Festival

Saturday 7th September, 11am – 4pm

Sutton Community Farm, 40a Telegraph Track, Wallington, SM6 0SH

Join Sutton Community Farm’s annual harvest celebration where we celebrate all the vegetable abundance of the growing season and all the hard work that has gone into the farm this year. A fun day out for all the family, we will have games and activities, farm tours, collective harvesting, live music and local stall holders, wood-fired pizza from our oven, Sutton Farm veg salad bar, as well as other tasty food from our restaurant partners, and a celebratory display of all our vegetables with an opportunity to find out more about our VegBox delivery service.
More info: http://suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk/events/sutton-community-farms-2019-harvest-festival-saturday-7th-september/

Drawing Nature’s Medicine: Embodying the Autumn Transition

Sunday 8th September, 10am-4pm

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, London E2 9RR

In cultures across the world, our understanding of good health has been linked to balancing the energy of the elements. Autumn offers us a time of transition. The element of air rises, bringing more space and inspiration into our lives. The plants shed their leaves, reminding us that we, too, can let go of what we no longer need. In the oasis of the nature reserve in the heart of Bethnal Green, remember and deepen your connection to autumn’s energy of change and transition. Led by Belle Benfield, herbalist and illustrator of The Sensory Herbal Handbook, founder of heARTfelt herbs and Shumaisa Khan, yoga health coach and community herbalist. More info and booking at https://www.bellebenfield.com/events/

Permablitz London Design Guild

starts Monday 9th September

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

Permaculture designers from Permablitz London Design Guild are holding
another Introduction to Permablitz Design series focused on creating designs for forthcoming permablitzes that will take place at a variety of sites across London. All welcome: suitable for experienced designers, gardeners and complete beginners. Please note: the previous series was over-subscribed. Priority will be given to people who sign up for the whole series.

Each session is free and runs on Mondays from 7pm-9pm on the following dates:
9th September, 16th September, 23rd September, 30th September, 7th October, 14th October, 21st October, 28th October, 4th November, 11th November. 

Pre-booking essential: if you would like to come along please email Kayode or Susannah to register and for further details at info@permablitzlondon.com

Designing an Urban Forest Garden

Tuesday 10th September, 6pm-8.30pm

Organised by Capital Growth at Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden, Nubian Life Centre, 50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW

A Forest Garden is a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants. These are mixed in such a way as to mimic the structure of a natural forest – the most stable and sustainable type of ecosystem in this climate. In this session, you can discover how to implement these principles within an urban context and beyond. Trainer – Susannah Hall. More info at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/designing-an-urban-forest-garden-tickets-59572445789

Successfully Taking Cuttings

Thursday 12th September, 7pm-9pm

The Windermere Pub, Windermere Ave, Wembley HA9 8QT, UK

Cuttings provide an easy way to grow new plants for free, but it helps to understand how to set them up for the best chance of success. After some theory you can apply your understanding to the practical work of taking cuttings and take cuttings from plants at the workshop for you to take away. Organised by Northwick Park Community Garden – more info at https://billetto.co.uk/e/successful-plant-cuttings-tickets-379981#

The art of taking plant cuttings

Friday 13th September, 11am-12:30pm

Forest Peace Garden, end of Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault, Greater London IG6 2XL

Instead of buying new plants or raising them from seed we can continue to propagate new plants through soft cuttings. We will learn the principles and techniques for taking and nurturing plant cuttings. This is a free workshop for volunteers and suggested voluntary donation for non-volunteers is £2-£5. Please register your interest in attending at: info@forestfarmpeacegarden.org

Gardening with Nature at Cecil Sharp House

Friday 13th September, 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 maximising the nectar available to bees and butterflies by deadheading flowers, applying comfrey tea to the garden and potting on seedlings for autumn salads/greens and spring flowers. If you’d like to come along please RSVP to info@permablitzlondon.com

Gardening Club at Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden

Saturday 14th September, 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

Permablitz at Greenway Avenue Community Garden

Saturday 21st September, 10am-5.30pm

Walthamstow, London E17

Join us for a permablitz at Greenway Avenue Community Garden. We will be making and planting up a pond, creating a herb spiral and adding medicinal plants and herbs. There will be mini-workshops on building a herb spiral, choosing pond plants to create a healthy pond and explaining the overall 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.

Design 4 Life Full Permaculture Design Course

starts Saturday 21st September,over 6 weekends

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

Design 4 Life – London’s Permaculture Design Course offers positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! Running between Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020 at Hawkwood Nursery in Chingford, this course is about regenerative learning, enabling individuals, organisations and communities to come together over six weekends to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change. For more information and booking see https://spiralseed.co.uk/product/design-4-life-permaculture-course/

Wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

Monday 23rd September, 5pm-8:30pm

66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

A successful global transition to sustainable, low carbon economies depends increasingly on managing unprecedented urban growth: maximizing the economic benefits of urbanisation while minimizing environmental degradation and social inequalities. This event will explore the numerous ways in which wellbeing and sustainability objectives are intertwined, and the implications for business purpose and practice in shaping life in cities and supporting a healthy and sustainable future.This event is free to attend, please register on the event page at https://thecrowd.me/event/sustainable-cities-september2019/

Potting on seedlings

Wednesday 25th September, 6.30pm-8pm

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

Come and find out about potting on seedlings which were planted at the workshop at the end of August. There are a wide variety of oriental salads and greens that we’ll be potting on to grow over winter.
Please let us know if you are coming by emailing jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk

Gardening with Nature

Friday 27th September, 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 maximising the nectar available to bees and butterflies by deadheading flowers, applying comfrey tea to the garden and potting on seedlings for autumn salads/greens and spring flowers. If you’d like to come along please RSVP to info@permablitzlondon.com

Permablitz at Battersea Arts Centre Community Garden

Saturday 28th September, 10am-5pm

Battersea, South London

This will be the first of a series of permablitzes to install a new Community Garden at Battersea Arts Centre. The project is an expression of gratitude by Battersea Arts Centre to the local community after the fire there in 2015. The garden will consist of a series of raised beds planted according to a forest garden design.
This permablitz will be planting green manures and bulbs in all the raised beds and there will be a mini-workshop about green manures to explain what they are and how to use them. We will also be planting up a section of the garden with decorative herbs and edible flowers that the cafe can also use.
There will be a mini-workshop that will explain the design in the afternoon and a series of family workshops will also run in the morning: dyeing woollen threads with natural dyes and making bug hotels for hibernating insects.

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.

Organic Food Growing Course

starts Saturday 28th September (for 6 consecutive Saturdays) 10:30am-12:30am

Carshalton Community Allotment,33-35 Colston Avenue, London SM5 2PW

If you are just starting out, or would like to get some more detailed knowledge of food growing, then this course is for you. Over 6 weeks you will learn everything you need to know to confidently grow your own fruit and veg. Over the six weeks you will get hands on experience as well as theoretical knowledge and the support of an experienced tutor. This course is AQA certified, and certificates can be provided for an additional fee. Booking, and more info at https://www.ecolocal.org.uk/highlight/6-week-food-growing-courses/

OrganicLea Winemaking Course

Saturday 28th September, 11am-4pm

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

OrganicLea are running a one-day course on winemaking, suitable for complete beginners and those with some wine making experience already. September is the month when grapes ripen and the hedgerow bears it fruity goodness. Spend the day discovering how to make your own delicious grape or foraged hedgerow wines to enjoy year after year. You’ll learn about the science of fermentation, the different flavours and styles of winemaking, and how to make reliable wines at home with minimal equipment. More information and booking details : https://www.organiclea.org.uk/2019/08/winecourse/

Three Acres And A Cow – A History Of Land Rights & Protest In Folk Song & Story

Saturday 28th September, 5pm

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

‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like Brexit, fracking, the housing crisis and food sovereignty movement via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of England in folk song, stories and poems. Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations. booking,and more info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3-acres-a-cow-a-history-of-land-rights-protest-in-folk-song-story-tickets-69271473843

Capital Growth Training courses in September

Outdoor and community cooking, Sunday 8th September 10.30am, Wild Cat Wilderness SE6 4PL
Designing an urban forest garden, Tuesday 10th September 6pm, Nubian Life Centre W12 7BW
Pruning for beginners, Wednesday 11th September 6pm, The Skip Garden N1C 4AQ
Making ointments, balms and salves, Saturday 14th September 10.30am, Spitalfields City Farm E1 5AR
Growing Magic: Explore the holy, healing and wicked aspects of plants (Growing Culture), Wednesday 18th September 6pm, The Skip Garden N1C 4AQ
Save, share, love: seed saving for beginners (Growing Culture), Thursday 19th September 6pm, Rainbow Grow, E8 3AZ
Sustainable cut flowers for enterprise, Saturday 21st September 10.30am, Sydenham Gardens SE26 4AB
Making space for Forest Schools, Wednesday 25th September 6pm, Wild Cat Wilderness SE6 4PL
An introduction to straw bale gardening, Saturday 28th September 10.30am, Beckenham Place Park BR3 1SY

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

Forthcoming Events

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

Introduction to Permaculture in London

Saturday 5th October – Sunday 6th October, 10am-4pm

The London Acorn School, Morden Hall Road, London SM4 5JD

Looking to live in the world in positive, affirmative, and sustainable ways? Looking to find new, inspiring and economically viable ways to build lives and communities? Permaculture is about living lightly on the planet, in harmony with nature and making sure that we can sustain human activities for many generations to come. Using a vibrant combination of theory and practice, our Introduction to Permaculture course will introduce you to observation techniques, natural systems and patterns, ethics and principles of permaculture, permaculture design tools. booking and more info at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-permaculture-in-london-tickets-64721226932

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.

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

Capital Growth Training courses in early 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

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

London Permaculture Network – Interactive Project Map

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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.
 

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