We’ve been munching!

We've been out and about at Munch festival and also had a visit from Ganapati to the garden cooking up a delicious free south indian lunch with garden produce for volunteers and visitors. Delicious!  

Soil – magic and mystery beneath our feet.

Our soil and compost enthusiasts gathered under dark skies to reveal the mysteries of the soil - about the life within soil and how it enhances plant growth. Topics covered included soil composition and structure, the role of bacteria and fungi in soil, natural succession and soil creation, composting and aerated compost teas. At the garden, most … Continue reading Soil – magic and mystery beneath our feet.

Shhh….can you hear it? Peckham is definitely growing….

Salads ready to to go, seedlings waiting patiently. Peckham is growing.... We grow for local cafes, restaurants, community groups and for anyone who comes to volunteer. We'll be holding a plant swap / giveaway  in June (donate if you wish) and we'll also be at local markets down Peckham and Camberwell way.....Any money raised brings … Continue reading Shhh….can you hear it? Peckham is definitely growing….

Pretty polycultures

Herbs and wildflowers establishing on our hugel mounds. Species here include white clover, borage, milk thistle, cut leaf cranesbill, yarrow, purple dead nettle, daisy, cleavers. Great mullein, marigold, purple dead nettle, blue and white borage, sow thistle.

Biospheres, aquaspheres, forests and food

As part of the Land Centre network (http://www.permaculture.org.uk/land), we've just been up north to Manchester and Salford to see some amazing projects, meet up with other Land Centre people, share juicy knowledge of permaculture and think about the International Permaculture convergence which will be happening in London in September 2015. One of the places we … Continue reading Biospheres, aquaspheres, forests and food

Forest gardeners

New layers added to our forest garden. We planted blueberries, ground cover raspberries, rhubarb, tree onions,  medlar, cherry plum, seaberry (buckthorn), Siberian pea tree, robinia, and bamboo. New wild flowers included woodruff, hedge woundwort, great mullein and musk mallow We transplanted our gojiberries, plum, new zealand flax and some more blueberries. A very fruitful day and will … Continue reading Forest gardeners