Monday, 7 December 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Anna B and Tosia were snapped in the act of bulb planting as part of the Lansbury Gardeners ongoing work to spread all things green and gardening led across the different Poplar HARCA estates. Groundwork was on hand and shared out blubs to help with Greening Carradale's next planned event at the Poplar HARCA residents day 17th Oct 09
More photographic evidence ...
Friday, 4 September 2009
Yesterday was all about hard digging and preparing the ground for the bulb planting next Thursday 10th September 2009 10am - 2pm
Please come along and give a helping hand. Nimish from Groundwork, Hackney is keen to forge links with Greening Carradale and may have a few bulbs for us to bring back to the Brownfield Estate! Bring a carrier bag!
Monday, 24 August 2009
We have not heard news about our proposal via English Heritage but we are hopeful
We are looking at arranging a group to walk to visit Cable Street gardens and a bulb planting session with the Lansbury Garden group....
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Scans of the wishes from the Wishing Tree...those who shared their wishes want;
- to get people together
- make sure everyone feels included
- fantastic colour, fragrance, good to eat
- growing flowers & veg to eat will be fantastic for the community, (it) would be great to secure this
- to create a space that can be shaped by all residents
- fresh veg grown & cared for by residents, all harvest divided between those involved and a portion donated to the elderly
- flowers to compliment veg, lavender & marigold to keep greenfly away
- getting together to sow & grow, eat food
- make the grounds more beautiful
And the things people thought we will need the following to get the project off the ground;
- probably will need a c0-ordinator for the project, project manager to drive project forward
- arrange days for people to work together in the garden
- set up a watering club for when residents go away on their holidays i.e. a way for our neighbours to help out when we go away in the garden and in our flats
Monday, 3 August 2009
We had splendid time of down on Jolly's Green with the largest stack of home made cakes I have seen in a long time, so many hand grown seedlings and plants to swap we could have started our own nursery, as well as John Walter Esq. creating one off expressive face and arm painting, Ashley with eco masks, Anna B with her superb finger knitting and Anna S snapping away in an attempt to record the preceedings.
All in a huge success with 34 people attending over the course of the session 12noon - 3pm
- 11 live/workers on hand to make the session go well
- 13 local residents who came along to see what all the goings ons on the green was all about6 children accompanied their parents/carers and some of whom are going to get involved with Anna B's undercover arts project - ssshhhh, watch this space
- 2 folk came all the way from Bromley i.e. Anna S's Mum & Dad
- 1 friend of a live/worker's housemate came and get suitably roped in
- 1 secret gardener who has been leaving a trail of coriander plants across E14....
This figure does not count the selection of random passers by who were curious about what we were up to but a little too timid to come over and get stuck in
Oh well...there is always next time!!
An email message from attendee on the day;
thanks for the photos. Lovely!
thanks also for organising such a lovely day. Congratulations - hope you managed to spread the word about the gardening plans.
all best wishes,"
Friday, 31 July 2009
John Walter creating one off face painting masterpieces!
Ashley Mccormick will be inspiring kids to make masks for guerilla adventures
Anna Bauer will be helping you decorate plant pots
Anna Sexton is creating a wishing tree as part of the consultation for the proposed garden
And of course - there are free plants and cakes
So..........come and get involved!
Monday, 13 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Events can be anything from making apple bird feeders to planting seeds but need to be free, safe and suitable for children aged 3-7.
12 noon to 3pm
Saturday 1st August 2009
· Pot plants to swap and give away to and with local residents
· Gardening tools to help with guerrilla gardening on Jolly’s Green
· Cakes baked and food made to share
· Any face painters out there who want to offer ‘urban jungle’ themed faces for local children
· Any willing folk up for running free nature themed activities for children & young people to
enjoy i.e. a nature themed treasure hunt, drawing inspiration from nature drawing sessions
· Skills swaps i.e. making seed bombs, making bird boxes
· Rent a crowd for the day with support from 10am to set up
· Help bringing a couple of gazebos to and from Bow Arts Trust on Saturday morning and
returned in the afternoon
This event is a way for residents to meet Bow Arts Trust live/workers in an informal environment and take part in free activities as part of Green Balloon Club Week 25th July - 2nd August. Events can be anything from making apple bird feeders to planting seeds but need to be free, safe and suitable for children aged 3-7 and upwards.
Longer term Anna & I have approached Poplar Harca with the plan to develop a temporary garden at the disused Carradale House tennis courts – we will use this event to do consultations about what the garden can look like.
Please reply what you can offer on the day
Thanks – Anna & Anna
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