Friday, 27 July 2012

Chris the bike man


Thank you volunteers Virginia for drawing our sign!

Our wheel sign spins!

video

Pop on down and see 
Chris the bike man in the garden....

 This sunday 

10.30am - 12.30pm

for FREE cycle advice


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Read all about it.....


With many thanks to the Local Food Fund for funding the Growing Gardens Project. This will enable us to continue working with the many volunteers that donate their time to the garden each week -  continue to provide many exciting food growing and environmental Workshops throughout the year - Our Green Fingers Tours, showing local school children where their food comes from - To create our new allotment space - Our Harvest festival will be a chance to bring the local community and volunteers together to celebrate and to share their experiences through the year. And a great deal more! 


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Summer meeting in the sun


Today was the first of our seasonal garden volunteer meetings, and what a sunny day to have it! Amoungst other things we discussed our

Harvest Festival

which we have coming up on.... 

Saturday 29th September 2012  

We are planning a day of fun and festivities and will keep you posted!





Thursday, 19 July 2012

An Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop




Growing Gardens Project
Beginners Beekeeping Workshop

This day will help beginners gain a general understanding about bees and what it involves to look after them, so if you are thinking of  keeping bees or are just interested in them,
it is a great chance to gain more knowledge! Find out the importance of bees, the life cycles of bees and the hive, pollination and honey, diseases, general hive management and much more!. As part of the day we will also be taking a trip to visit the Wimbledon Beekeepers Associations apiary at Morden Hall Park. Please bring your own wellies and packed lunch.

Date: Sat 11th August 2012

Time: 10.30am – 3pm

Price: £20 for visitors, £15 concessions, volunteers £10

Location:
Deen City Farm
39 Windsor Avenue
Merton Abbey
London, SW19 2RR
www.deencityfarm.co.uk  


To book a place please call us on 020 8543 5300 or email Louisa on louisa.loakes@deencityfarm.co.uk  


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Welcome Flo

We are very pleased to welcome to our new Community Gardener Flo
to the garden project. 





Flo about Flo

 "well...I grew up within a family who have always been passionate about gardening, this lead me on to to pursue my career in garden design. I studied at University college Falmouth, Cornwall, which was a particularly inspiring place to learn. I went on to work at The Lost Gardens of Helegan and then in Scotland for the couple of years - my knees started to ache from the damp weather their so I decided to come back down south. Since being in London I am now working as Community gardener at Deen City Farm. I smiled when I first saw the garden, a lovely surprise hidden away. I am really excited about our Harvest Festival which is coming up soon and the new allotment area. "

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Flo Profile

Favorite colour: Gold
Favorite garden: My Mums
Favorite vegetable : potato
Favorite musician: Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny
Favorite Plant: Digitalis
Favorite bird: Black bird


Thursday, 5 July 2012

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Wimbledon Wunderland

Just down the road from the farm and garden is Wimbledon College of Art. They have just started their own blog page. I just wanted to show you Franks wonderful Orchid collection. very beautiful.http://wimbledontechnicians.myblog.arts.ac.uk/the-garden/franks-orchid-page/