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Capital Clean-up Short Film

Posted by Katrina Ramsey on November 10, 2014

Celebrating Capital Clean-up 2014Thanks to all of the groups involved in Capital Clean-up this summer. It was great to see so many of you at the Capital Clean-up celebration event at the end of October. Here’s the short film showing some of the places volunteers transformed:(Also available on YouTube here).A big thank you to Groundwork for editing ... Continue reading »

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Capital Clean-up is a Mayor of London led partnership programme enabling Londoners to volunteer and clean-up our city through local action.

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Castlehaven Community Gardening

At Castlehaven we have 4 acres of green space just off Camden high street and would love to transform it into a vibrant and loved park space that is rich in biodiversity, that provides opportunities for the community to learn about gardening, food growing and environmental issues.We run community gardening sessions every Thursday from 11- 1pm, where we focus on organic gardening and wildlife gardening in and around Castlehaven. We are also planning to create a designated Community garden area.Activities: Every Thursday we have a drop in gardening session from 11am - 1pm. Come and join inSo far we have: Built raised beds and have been growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.We have been drying herbs for teas and collecting excess fruits for Jam/ jellies.Planted 2 areas with wildflowersCreated a woodland edge habitat, we found 6 different bee speciesWe have been propogated plants, taking cuttings and growing from seedOther activities Walks and talks: Edible plants walk, Tree walk and identification, What is organic gardening? Wildlife walk, MicrogardeningGardening with the Camden societyWorkshops with EcologistsGardening with the Under 5's drop inSchools environment projectsWE ARE ALSO A ORGANIC VEG BOX PICK UP POINT! - More info @http://vegbox.org.uk/about/Future projects: Planting an OrchardWildlife areaGreen creations- Gardening and arts project with The Camden SocietyCastlehaven is a community association that has been working with the most disadvantaged sectors of the community for the last 28 years (e.g. young unemployed, isolated elderly, lone parents etc).Castlehaven’s mission is to ensure that everybody feels heard, valued & has the opportunity to try &/or learn something new in a positive, supportive environment. We do this by:- Providing classes, groups and activities for all sections of the community.- Representing local opinion at local, borough-wide and national forums.- Exploring and developing innovative and effective ways of promoting social inclusion.- Developing local solutions to local problems and promoting standards of good practice.

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Goal achieved thanks to some fantastic teamwork!

Well, what a finale before the end of year Capital Clean Up event. We know we were behind the deadline but the quality of work produced by our dedicated team is outstanding. Today our task was to add detail to the main fascia boards - and what a result! Our local artist Eleanor Darling was there early (with her mum!) mixing up paints and starting on our goalie. We hope the local football club who use the park, Byron Redstar, are happy - the goalie is wearing their colours! Thanks to their players who helped us earlier in the project. A team of litterpickers set off with the cart to tidy up the park while others started to add grass, stencilled flowers, butterflies and bees onto the mural boards. The kids loved choosing the colour of their butterflies and flowers and had great fun painting them. We also roller painted more doors and windows around the building ready for more murals when time and money allows. We welcomed two of our local ward councillors who got stuck in with the painting and even received a visit from our local MP, Andrew Rosindell and family to revisit the improvements in his local childhood park. Our litterpickers returned with 7 SACKS full of litter! A sad but amazing result allowing our lovely park to breathe healthily for a while again A big special mention to the efforts of Eleanor, a portrait artist, who took on her first ever challenge to produce exterior murals. An amazing result and what a lovely lady to work with - we are truly delighted to have had her help with this project and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to add some quality painting to interior or exterior projects! WELL DONE everyone - we had so many park users stop, smile and comment on the improvements our efforts have brought to the park - that is exactly what we set out to achieve!

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more drained Regents clean-ups!

11:00, Tuesday 25th November

Hosted by: molly gadenz

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27
Nov

Woodland edge- Edible hedgerow planting

London | Camden | Camden Town

Carrying on from the successful Woodland Edge workshop, we have a series of winter wildlife sessions. ...

Sun

30
Nov

Last Community Gardening Day for 2014

London | Hammersmith & Fulham | Olympia

This will be our last community gardening day this year, where we finish preparations for the ...

Sun

30
Nov

Woodland Walk Work Day

London | Lewisham | Downham

Our monthly work day in this delightful area of ancient woodland.  The final one of 2014!

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