That's 8 classes in each of 3 locations in Balham, Tooting and Wandsworth. Many thanks to Martin for the tireless co-ordination!
Yes it's ambitious to be offering 24 classes between now and the end of June. We're thrilled that all the classes are now full.
In fact, there's a big waiting list and we may offer a fourth series tucked into this busy calendar...we'll be in touch with those on the list.
|Hands-on right from the start|
In that first class we started with the basics:
What knowledge do participants have?
What kind of space are you using for gardening?
What do you want to grow?
|What are annuals & what are perennials, and so what?|
|Re-purposed DIY planter|
Even though the classes are full, we'd like to share what we're doing...and we encourage anyone to get in touch with us and find a local place to garden.
We want to help make local growing spaces much more visible, and get a useful network going for our area's urban gardeners.
Encouraging new community growing spaces is the other objective of Growing Tooting. Our purpose has been to help 6 new sites start growing. Some of these are the locations of the growing classes described above, and the others are new initiatives where there's great potential for getting growing together.
The six growing spaces are diverse in scale, purpose, style and in community setting. They are situated at a church, an enterprise, a primary school, a refugee charity and at two council estates:
- St Mark's United Reformed Church, Balham
- Route to Juice, Tooting
- Ravenstone School, Balham
- CARAS (Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers), Tooting
- Wendelsworth Garden Fruit Project, Wandsworth
- Avening Terrace Garden, Wandsworth