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 »
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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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.View all
With over 40 nature reserves across London we rely on the volunteers who give their time to help us protect wildlife and nature. This short, inspiring video shows some of our volunteers and staff in action at Gunnersbury Triangle. Many thanks to everyone who helps us look after wildlife and wild spaces in London. Volunteer opportunities this winter During the winter months it’s tempting to stay indoors, but we are as busy as ever on our reserves and we have lots of volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to get some fresh air, improve your fitness and meet like-minded people, as well as discover some great nature reserves. Work that we typically do at this time of year includes: Scrub clearance Tree felling Woodland management Ditch clearance Pond works and late meadow management. We also have some great volunteering opportunities at our hub sites, working on specific projects or helping us maintain these popular reserves. Find out more at www.wildlondon.org.uk/volunteer We can also supply volunteering opportunities for companies – it’s a great way to give something back to the environment and a fun team-building exercise as well. See www.wildlondon.org.uk/team-workdays Many thanks to Viasat Creative London for helping us produce this video.