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Grown in Peckham project calls for green-fingered volunteers

Posted at 5:30 pm, March 5, 2014 in Food & Drink, Outdoor London
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Spring has sprung
the grass has ris’
if it’s not time for gard’ning
then I don’t know when is.

Yes, it’s officially spring, and tomorrow (March 6) sees the 2014 launch of Grown in Peckham.

Last year, this community gardening project grew fresh produce for local eateries including Time Out favourites the Peckham Bazaar and Café Viva, who incorporated the produce into their weekly menus. This year, they’ve got funding from the nice people at Health Wisdom, but they also need YOUR help.

If you can spare a few hours on a Thursday afternoon from 1pm-4pm (or morning, once the compost loo is installed) and are interested in meeting other gardeners, learning about organic gardening methods or growing to sell, get in touch on 07931 501 422 or via burgessfoodproject@gmail.com. You don’t need experience – activities range from sowing seeds to building flower beds and there’ll be plenty of guidance along the way.

Can’t do Thursdays? You can still have your say as to how the garden gets used in the future (the team want it to be ‘a rich resource for local people: somewhere to learn, participate, relax’) – simply fill out this quick questionnaire. Happy gardening! Tania Ballantine

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