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Wildlife Gardening

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EcoLocal has received funding for the Carshalton Community Allotment Wildlife Gardening, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Our focus over the autumn and winter is to make the community allotment more wildlife friendly. In October we:
- tidied the bee friendly beds that we made earlier in the year.
- prepared beds for our new Forest Garden plants.
- started gathering materials for the Bug Hotels and dead hedge.
- made 6 bug homes and put up our new bird feeders! We can now start recording the birds we spot.

Join us this Autumn and help us with more improvements to enhance biodiversity and insect life on the plot!

Learn about wildlife and wildlife friendly gardening, prepare and plant bee friendly flower beds, plant our new Forest Garden and feed the birds and make bug homes and hotels!

Bad back, less mobile, can’t kneel? Come work on our access for all raised beds.

Meet other people and chat with tea/ coffee and biscuits during the session and even pick some veg to take home!

When we’re open:

We offer free, drop-in sessions twice a week at the Carshalton Community Allotment with a range of fun activities for all ages and levels of experience.

Mondays 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Dress sensibly for the weather- Sun hat, sun cream if hot, layers and a coat if cooler, tough shoes or boots. Click here to find us.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas please get in contact: food@ecolocal.org.uk or call 020 8404 1522.

Beanstalk: Bees and Flowers – Thursday 28th July

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Join us for our summer Beanstalk Session down at the Community Allotment.  This time it’s all about bees and flowers – why do we need bees and how can they help us grow food?

Find out about the secret life of bees and why flowers are so important on your allotment.  See the world through the eyes of a bee and play the bees and flowers game – then try your hand at sowing, planting out and harvesting.
 

Thursday 28th July

10.30am – 12 noon

at Carshalton Community Allotment

Price: £4 per child

Please note that places are limited so we can only accept people who have booked in advance.

Advance Booking Needed

To book:

020 8404 1522

or email: beanstalk@ecolocal.org.uk

If you have booked, and then can’t come, please let us know so we can offer your place to somebody else.

 

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Family Food Growing Activity this Easter – Seeds Glorious Seeds

Beanstalk Project fun at Easter

Come along and join us for Seeds Glorious Seeds this Easter.  Learn all about what is in a seed and what makes seeds grow.  Have fun planting potatoes and other crops on our Beanstalk Allotment.  Great fun for budding gardeners and their families.

Thursday 7th April

10.30am – 12 noon

at Carshalton Community Allotment

Advanced booking is essential

Just £4 per child

This session is for families and suitable for children of primary school age. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout the session.

Please note that places are limited so we can only accept people who have booked in advance.

If you have booked, and then can’t come, please let us know so we can offer your place to somebody else.

To book:

beanstalk@ecolocal.org.uk
020 8404 1522

Capital Growth Funding

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News from Capital Growth

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