It’s been 6 months since the Olswang Green Seed Fund winners were announced. We recently caught up with The Restart Project to see how the project has progressed…FUNDING GOALThe Restart Project planned to produce a monthly podcast with interviews and audio material from their Camden Restart Parties, where they would share expert knowledge and tips on how to ... Continue reading »
A network of environmental community projects supported by the Olswang Green Seed Fund situated in London and Reading
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Join our gardening project and learn practical gardening skills for free! Come and learn, get fit, enjoy the open air and discover green fingers you never knew you had. Every Tuesday from 10am–12pmGrow your own vegetables and herbsLearn how to maintain different flowers and shrubsLearn enterprise skills and how to grow vegetables to sellOpportunities to attend training courses and workshopsOptional support to find gardening work experienceLed by a qualified female gardening tutor'Taking part in the gardening project has made such a difference to my health. I enjoy meeting the other volunteers and learning about how to grow plants. Being outside in nature makes me feel calm' Gardening workshop participantView all
Yesterday, as part of HCA’s ongoing Oasis Project at Millman Street Community Centre, Rema and her dedicated gardening volunteers braved rain showers and a bitter East wind to sow some seeds in the Millman Street garden. The aforesaid seeds were: sunflowers, Red Campion, Selfheal and White Clover. There was also labelling of the various pots, the better to know what will bloom where once nature deems the time to be right. Elsewhere in the garden, lillies and other flowers are coming up on schedule.There are also plans for a good old clear-out. “The big push is planting next Wednesday,” Rema said. She plans to order the requisite seeds and plants.Yesterday, Rema was ably assisted by Fred, Lilly and new volunteer Jim, the brother of our very own Art Tutor Carmen. “I’ve done gardening before,” he said, “I used to do Spitalfields Farm Show. It’ll be good to get back into it,” he added.“I’ve really enjoyed it today,” he enthused afterwards, and looks forward to future work on the project. In time, he hopes to grow tomatoes and cucumbers, and maybe some fruit. “We’ve got art in the family, and also acting,” he said of Carmen and their brother. “I used to do plays at schools and community centres,” and he would like to do more acting at some point. But for the moment, he seems happy enough in the Millman Street garden.