Farm the City London, a local community organisation that manages three growing spaces in Golborne has just released it’s calendar of free learning opportunities in horticulture on offer to residents throughout 2015 at their Sensory Garden W10 (on the corner of Golborne Road and Elkestone Road)…

Starting 6 May, and then every Wednesday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, learn about everything it takes to create a living space, from sowing and propagating seeds, to watering, weeding, managing pests and caring for the space to a professional standard. The sessions are suitable for all levels of experience, including absolute beginners with a friendly and informal learning environment, so knowledge is learned gradually over a number of weeks.

Please contact Ros on farmthecitylondon@gmail.com for more information.

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Also, join the free drop-in Summer Sunday events at the Sensory Garden that will run from 1.00pm to 3:00pm. Refreshments will be served and provide the perfect opportunity to meet the team and other people from the local area who enjoy the space. Please sign up to their mailing list for more detailed information about each event closer to the time at www.farmthecitylondon.com.

Sunday 26th April Putting up shed, moving bulbs, sowing seeds
Sunday 17th May Medicinal meadow planting and wooden compost bin building
Sunday 7th June Westbourne Summer Festival
Sunday 21st June Willow weaving and clay pizza oven burn – all ages are welcome
Sunday 5th July Seedling giveaway and strawberries
Sunday 19th July Music and cupcakes from the clay oven
Sunday 20th September Music by candle light and harvest
Sunday 27th September . Winter Greens seedling giveaway
Saturday 31st October Halloween Masks around the Cob oven

And there’s more! Join their trained horticulturalist on the second Saturday of each month for the Orchard planting project for free drop in sessions from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Fruit trees and other vegetables are being grown at the North Eastern end of Wornington Road (just behind the Venture Centre). All tools are provided.

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