Growing Connections in November

Now the clocks have gone back it feels like autumn is really here, despite the blue skies and sun. However, there is still lots going on as part of Growing Connections.

All activities are open to everybody, regardless of where you live or what experience you have. Please do get in touch if you'd like to take part or have any questions about anything and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday Gardening Group - 2.30-4pm, First Floor Terrace

There is still a bit of warmth in the autumn sunshine so the Tuesday Gardening Group is still outside on the first floor terrace. Please contact Catherine on if you have any questions about sessions over the next few weeks.

Thursday Food Growers, 2-4pm St Luke's Edible Yard (back of St Luke's)

Marco is also out in the Edible Yard every Thursday afternoon but only for a couple more weeks - Thurs 2nd Nov and Thurs 9th November. Then the sessions will stop until the new year when there will be a programme of winter craft activities.

Now the clocks the clocks have gone back this weekend the timings have changed to 2-4pm so everybody isn't gardening in the dark! Please do pop in if you are free and contact Marco on if you have any questions.

Next Seasonal Vegetable Cookery Class, WEDNESDAY 15 November, 11-1pm

The next seasonal vegetable cookery class will be all about 'Winter Leaves' starting with a lesson from Marco on how to pronounce all the Italian leaves properly. We will hopefully be using radicchio and mustard leaves from the Edible Yard. The class costs a bargainous £2.50 which includes a delicious lunch. Please book in advance at reception.

Trip to a garden centre, Thursday 16 November, 9.30am-1.30pm - free!

Growing Connections is organising a trip to a garden centre for you all to pick up gardening supplies and maybe also Christmas decorations and presents. The exact location is not yet decided (suggestions welcome!) but please contact Heather or Marco if you'd like to book a place.

Plant Sale - Tuesday 21 November, 11am-12.30pm

The St Luke's Gardeners will be hosting a plant sale in St Luke's reception next month to sell various cuttings and plants that they have grown from seed. All at bargain prices! They will also be taking suggestions of what people might like the group to grow. Please do pop in to see what is on offer. This is also a great opportunity to come with any gardening related questions you have and ask the group and Catherine for advice.

Volunteers needed

Growing Connections is always looking for volunteers to help with various bits of the project from helping run sessions and events to various practical activities and also office based work. Please contact Heather on or 0207 549 8197 if you are interested.