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Sunday, 8 March 2020

🔁Seed and Plant Swap 2020🔁

Tooting Community Garden's 
🔁Seed and Plant Swap 2020🔁
Sunday 1 March 2020
Supporting Tooting's Diverse Seeds
Take a look at the photos to see what we did on the day
We created a growing structure and it has a wind sock!
We folded newspaper to make compostable pots
We used our homemade potting compost!

People selected an edible seed to grow from the Seed Swap table
We sifted our homemade compost. The fine soil can be used for potting and the larger compost for mulch.
Between the 50 participants there were a lot of seeds and plants!
Thanks to Work and Play Scrap Store for the yarn and fabrics used to weave our dream catcher growing structure
The structure will be a great support for our cucamelon plants later in the year
We liked this seed swapper's choice of packaging. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Two new February Films for Action!



We’re thrilled to announce two new free public screenings of the fantastic movie ‘Tomorrow’ – hosted by local schools with introductions from Transition Town Tooting.

Tomorrow (Demain) is an inspiring journey exploring ways in which activists, organisers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place.  

Already viewed by over 1.5 million people in France alone, and winner of Best Documentary at the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars), ‘Tomorrow’ has been hugely impactful.

Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/NUN0QxRB7e0
and the two screenings are:



Monday 24th February – 7.30pm
St Anselm’s Church Hall
Tooting Bec Road SW17

Monday 2nd March – 4.00 pm
Streatham & Clapham High School
42 Abbotswood Road SW16 1AW
Register for this free showing here









Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Seed and Plant Swap at TCG

Heads up & a date for the diary, for an early spring celebration in the Tooting Community Garden. On March 1st, we will be running a Seed and Plant Swap. Bring any spare plants or seeds you would like to swap or donate to others. It is fine to turn up with absolutely nothing and see what interesting plants or seeds you can pick up! 

It's also a great opportunity to think about growing something for Tooting Foodival in September.

We will include house plants, vegetable and fruit plants and seeds, rooted cuttings, divisions and bulbs.  It's all going to be very informal, family friendly and of course will be a FREE EVENT
 
Sunday,1 March 2020 1pm - 2.30pm 
Tooting Community Garden 5 North Drive, SW16 1RN (opposite the common) 

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Fixing and Mending is on the Up!

We’ve been running fixing and mending workshops in Tooting for nearly four years now with the help of the Restart Project and their team of volunteer fixers. 
Our amazing volunteers have fixed everyday items like irons, hairdryers, kettles and toasters and made repairs to trousers, dresses, rucksacks and bags. We’ve even tackled more unusual challenges like industrial food mixers, portable amplifiers, toy dogs and even a drone. During those years we have saved tonnes of electrical and electronic objects from landfill. 

In the last year or so we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people bringing items to be fixed – perhaps because of an upsurge in awareness of environmental issues and the need to reduce our consumption and waste. We’d love to grow our group of regular volunteers so if you’re already a keen fixer – or you would love to learn more – do come along and find out more! 
We will be holding regular fixing parties in early 2020 – see dates below. At our February workshop we will have a special focus on computers. If you have a problem with your computer or if your computer has become too slow and can’t be used for much we’re happy to try and assist by either trying to fix it or make it a bit faster by installing another operating system. 

Upcoming Restart Parties:
1st February - 1.30 - 4.30pm 
28th March - 1.30 - 4.30pm  CANCELLED
16th May - 1.30 - 4.30pm 

at Mushkil Aasaan, 220 - 222 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW (next to Nando’s) 

Do remember that our Restart Parties are a community self-repair space where you take responsibility for your own gadgets and data, so please don’t forget to take any back-ups beforehand, if relevant – and if possible arrive during the first two hours to allow time for fixing! 

More info about Restart including details of regular skillshares at www.therestartproject.org

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Happy New Year! How to start the year with Wellbeing

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!

This is the decade for climate action. The year ahead is gearing up for it with greater collaboration and connection between organisations working towards a regenerative future.

And it all starts NOW! This Saturday, 4th January, TTT will be hosting 2 talks at "Come Together" - a well being day for the community at Tooting Methodist Church on the corner of Longmead Road and Totterdown Street.

The event has been put together by Katies Pilates and has a mixture of free and paid activities focusing on personal wellbeing, practical tips for a more sustainable life (how do you make a wormery?), nutrition and how we make change happen at the community scale. There's loads of people and organisations involved, including A Greener Tooting, BYO, Tooting Healthy Streets, Get Juiced and Be Marvellous, should be really good. Here's the line up:


We're doing 2 sessions:
  • At 11.30am, a participative talk exploring Wellbeing in all of our Community, using NEF's Five Ways to Wellbeing as a framework and...
  • at 1pm, we'll be launching Vegetanuary! for 2020, our annual month sharing vegetarian and vegan recipes, articles and thoughts ending in a social dinner at the end of the month. 
Do come along! Should be a fantastic day!

Richard