Growing Gardeners at Max Roach

We are teaming up with the Healthy Living Platform to offer free gardening skills workshops for people who sign up to become ‘Garden Ambassadors’ at Max Roach Adventure Playground in Brixton.

The Healthy Living Platform are looking to build a team of ‘Garden Ambassadors’ to help maintain the food growing spaces at the Max Roach centre. This is your opportunity to learn all the skills needed to grow healthy, organic food and help to care for your local community growing space. If you don’t have a garden of your own (as is the case for the majority of Londoners), growing in a shared community garden is a great way to have access to land. Even if you do have a small garden this garden has a polytunnel, lots of tools and great compost, and lots of land.

The training programme will consist of a series of four sessions in February and March – repeated on Thursdays and Saturdays. A creche for children under 5 will be provided during the Thursday workshops. This will then lead to regularly monthly Saturday growing sessions on site so you will be able to sow seed and reap the benefit of the harvest later in the year.

The dates are:

Thursdays 12.30-3pm – February 27th, March 5th, March 12th, March 19th

Saturdays 10-1pm – February 22nd, February 29th, March 7th (change to timing that day – 2-5pm) and March 14th.

Topics that will be covered are:

Week 1– Understanding soil and how to make compost
Week 2 – Propagation by seed sowing and taking cuttings
Week 3 – Using protective environments & identifying pests and diseases
Week 4 – Organic gardening methods and tool maintenance

To book please call or text Helen on 07701 365551

To learn more about the gardens at Max Roach, and the development work that we’ve been carrying out with the HLP over the past few years – click here.

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