Patmore Forest Garden workshop dates
We have announced the dates for our planting workshops at Patmore Forest Garden – our new garden on Patmore Estate in Nine Elms, created in partnership with Edible Avenue SW8, and funded by the Mayor of London’s Greener City Fund.
The garden will be planted up using Forest Gardening principals – Forest gardening is a low-maintenance, sustainable, plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. We have carefully chosen the plants for the garden to ensure that they will create an ecosystem where the plants will help to sustain each other into the future, so minimal maintenance will be required!
Two weeks ago we were on site to prepare the ground for planting. We have chosen a location with some incredible hard landscaping already in place – a circular bed, surround on one third by a shelter frame that is crying out to support climbers, and seating already in place. It is located along a path, beside a playground, and near where we have already recently planted new fruit trees!
Since then, we have ordered hundreds of plants, which have begun to arrive on site, and this week we were out in force on the estate delivering leaflets through residents letterboxes. We now have dates confirmed for our planting workshops, when people can join us to get the plants into the ground, and learn about how they can return in future to harvest the food!
Workshops will take place across three Sundays on the following dates: February 23rd, March 1st and March 8th from 12 to 3pm on each date. Do pop down if you’d like to get involved in the planting, or just to learn more about the garden and Forest Garden techniques!