We hosted our first magical midsummer night feast, a night of fantastic food, mead, music, merrymaking, flowers and fun. It was a chance to get the garden looking more gorgeous than ever, spruced, swept, rinsed and readied for our biggest crowd yet. The cosy centre space was warmed by the midsummer fire, and surrounded by … Continue reading Magical solstice night
A successful day out on the Unwin and Friary Estate for the Big Lunch. 100's of mini kitchen veg gardens disappeared off the potting bench before lunch even got going. Although hardly anyone on the estate has a garden - a balcony if lucky, people were super keen to get growing healthy greens, coriander, mizuna … Continue reading Sunflower Summer Big Lunch
Worries about the weather disappeared almost as soon as we came on site - the afternoon was fresh and glorious. A great turn out of people, lured by the promise of learning more about soil and how to manage it meant we got lots done and ate well. Lasagna gardening, method We started by layering … Continue reading Sunshine, soil and pizza success!
The first community feast at the garden today, glorious sunshine, a fresh breeze, white and blue borage humming with bees and an abundance of salads, spring leaves and edible flowers. The feast brought the Maintaining Health Partners Copleston Together group en masse to the garden, to eat and then work....weeding, watering, harvesting, sweeping, many first … Continue reading Community feast!
A successful first seedy sunday event at the garden with the London Freedom Seed Bank. A huge variety of local and exotic seed was shared, and we look forward to developing good seed saving practices here in Peckham. Great cakes too... ..
A lovely warm spring day of gardening - lots to do, everything getting dry quickly after months of wet weather but looking forward to a great years gardening. Bright gardeners Lovely lowly worms Peas and pea sticks Radicchios Plum blossom Pak choi in abundance Spring buds 9 star perennial broccoli underplanted with nepalese raspberry Proud … Continue reading Spring snapshot
We celebrated a summer of successful harvests with a hot pot of freshly-harvested veggies on Thursday. Thanks to all the Grown in Peckham volunteers for all of your hard work, foody contributions, recipe ideas, and hearty appetites! Master Chef Feast time
Cakes - saffron, beetroot, lemon drizzle, chocolate, apple and more.....mmm Firing up the cob oven Making a wobbly bird box More birdboxes.... Honey bee on a mexican marigold Dough balls to be dipped in homemade tomato salsa and chutney A bit of chalky spray paint. Burgess Parks key indicator species - this ones a blackcap. … Continue reading Splendid celebrations of another great year at the garden
We've been out and about at Munch festival and also had a visit from Ganapati to the garden cooking up a delicious free south indian lunch with garden produce for volunteers and visitors. Delicious!