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One month to go to apply for Capital Clean-up grants and kits!

Posted by Katrina Ramsey on February 16, 2015

Hello,Just a reminder that applications to join in Capital Clean-up 2015 need to be in by 16 March 2015. (Thanks to those who have already sent theirs in!)I've written a post about Capital Clean-up over at the City Hall blog which might give you some more ideas for projects. Or of course you can have a look ... 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.

Watch this space for new projects joining...

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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 activitiesWalks 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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Community Clear-up Day: Fri 20th-Sat 21st March 2015

Kick off the season with a big spring clean!The first day of spring is Saturday 21 March and to celebrate summer being around the corner, Keep Britain Tidy are encouraging communities around the country to organise Clear Up Days on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March. Register, order a Big Tidy Up kit and download the free resources Grants and free starter kits to support community clear-ups are also available from the Mayor of London- Apply now as there’s a deadline of 16th March.So whether you're a group of friends and neighbours, a litter clean-up group, a local business, a school or on your own, what better way to kick off the season than by organising a big spring clean?

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FREE Foraging walks and talks

12:00, Friday 20th March

Hosted by: Sarah Thomas

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Groundwork London: Beekeeping Course (Day 1 of 2)

London | Ealing | Acton

To register please call 0742487697 or email westcottparkcommunity garden@outlook.com2-Day full introduction beekeeping course (Day 2 will ...

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20
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FREE Foraging walks and talks

London | Camden | Camden Town

We will be running a series of FREE foraging walks and talks, run by Jason Irving.The ...

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Groundwork London: Beekeeping Course (Day 2 of 2)

London | Ealing | Acton

To register please call 0742487697 or email westcottparkcommunity garden@outlook.com2-Day full introduction beekeeping course (Day 1 will ...

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