Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change (FOR TWELVE YEARS!)

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Sowing the seeds in TTT's ACE goody bags

If you took home one of our TTT goodie bags and are wondering what to do with the packet of seeds in it, here are some simple planting instructions.

You can grow these in the ground or in containers or window boxes.

Sow thinly in soil and cover with 1.5cm fine soil. Firm down gently and keep moist.
Seedlings should appear within 2-3 weeks.
Thin out the plants if necessary and keep soil moist. Radishes should be ready to harvest in 4-6 weeks.

You can grow these in the ground, containers or even hanging baskets (good for evading snails!)

Sow thinly in soil and cover with 1.5cm fine soil.
Firm down gently and keep moist.
Seedlings should appear in 7-14 days.
Thin out seedlings if necessary and keep moist and weed-free.
Pick and use when needed

Grow these in the ground of a large pot. You will need to support the plants with netting or bamboo canes and string.

Plant seeds 5cm apart and cover with 5cm of fine soil. Firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings should appear within 10-14 days.

Protect young plants from birds with twigs or netting and remember to support the plants. Keep moist and weed-free. Pick when ready.

Send us some photos of your vegetable-growing successes!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Come to our Annual Celebratory Extravaganza Friday 28th April

On Friday 28th April we are hosting our  
Annual Celebratory Extravaganza!

Everyone is welcome to join us at:   
Derinton Community Centre
101a/b Derinton Road
Tooting, SW17 8HZ

From 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

If you’re on our mailing list, like or follow our Facebook or Twitter accounts, have been to any of our events, or are just interested to find out what we do in Tooting – come along. And share with your friends!

Celebrating and sharing at TTT's 2016 ACE

We will be celebrating all of the past year's achievements and the partnerships that have developed to help deliver those projects.

We will also be signposting the exciting projects we have planned for the future and inviting people to get involved in their own way.

It’s a place to meet other local people who share our goals:

Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, 
in Light of Climate Change.

What to expect:
  • TTT sustenance: a.k.a tea, cake, samosas, Turkish bread & hummus
  • Energy and participation: a Tooting-themed quiz & more
  • A celebration of past successes
  • Information about TTT’s projects
  • Sharing ideas you might have to improve our neighbourhood
  • Looking ahead and an invitation to get involved
  • Conversations with friends new and old
  • A TTT goody bag
  • Please note: so we can open the door and celebrate with our whole community and all the local people and partners who support us, the celebration will be alcohol free

Eleanor writes about last year's ACE: 

"I attended for the first time last year and it was a fantastic event. The presentation of the successes really opened my eyes to what can be achieved when like-minded people get together on a common theme and don’t give up. 
Even though I was already involved and getting the regular newsletter, there were lots of activities going on under the radar that were ready to shared by the enthusiastic people leading the charge. All of the activities presented together showed an incredible achievement.

The activities included things like: workshops inspiring beginner gardeners, carbon conversations, helping to create a neighbourhood plan, running a community garden, sustainable art projects and restart parties.

The main theme that stood out to me on the night was partnerships. It was clear that it wasn’t just TTT working on their own. The strength comes from the partnerships that TTT has developed and nurtured. These partnerships were not all with other environmental themed groups either. They cross a variety of sections of society and combine the interests of both parties to create amazing results.

Last year's event inspired me to get involved in more TTT projects.
I hope I have inspired you to come along and see what is going on."

See you there on Friday 28th!

Facebook invitation to share:

Monday, 17 April 2017

Gardens of Refuge project. April '17 update on vertical strawberries and a watery ceiling mural

We're continuing to facilitate workshops as part of the Gardens of Refuge project with refugees and asylum-seekers who use the local services of CARAS in Tooting.

This is the project for which our partnership won funding from Aviva - via the public voting so many people joined last autumn.

The emphasis of Gardens of Refuge is on creating therapeutic experiences where participants feel happy and safe to explore imaginative activities together.

We're working alongide the CARAS team and volunteers with two groups:
  • with the Saturday Youth Club (mostly unaccompanied teenagers) 
  • and with Family Activity Days (adults and children in half terms and school holidays)
Here's the story from Gardens of Refuge in March and April: