Do you want to learn about local food growing and
build up your practical gardening skills, where you live?
Our FREE series of gardening and growing workshops 
starts on the weekend of March 18th 
and runs to the end of June

This free fortnightly programme runs in three different locations in Tooting, Balham and Wandsworth – and at different times of the week (see the schedule below).

In each series of eight fortnightly workshops between March and June we’ll be covering the basics of growing food at home, including wildlife-friendly gardening even if you don’t have your own garden.

Everyone’s welcome, and no previous gardening experience is necessary.

Workshop series venues and start dates:
There are three locations; the full series of 8 workshops will run in each.
If you would like a copy of the flyer with all the venues listed, please click here to download.

Balham: We’ll run on Friday mornings at 11:00am, fortnightly from Friday 18 March. Venue: St Mark’s United Reformed Church, 53 Rowfant Road, SW17 7AP
Tooting: We’ll run on Friday afternoons at 2:00pm, fortnightly from Friday 18 March. Venue: Rechere’s Education, Health and Wellbeing Centre at Route to Juice, 163-165 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SY
Wandsworth: We’ll run at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoons from 20 March. Venue: Penfold Centre, Neville Gill Close, SW18 4JT

Please attend whichever series suits you in terms of timing & location.
We encourage you do join in the whole series for the maximum social and learning benefit – it’s not intended to be separate drop-in events.

Schedule and duration:
We have a calendar of all the 8 sessions at each location – click here to read or download a copy.
Sessions will last 90 minutes.

Workshop series style:
Interactive, practical and participative. We’ll also look at books and web links, and visit other gardens. We’ll build on participants’ knowledge and interests.

To ask any questions, and to book: contact Martin:

Workshop series content:

  • We’ll cover seasonal planning, preparation, sowing, growing and harvesting – always with an eye on what works well right here
  • We’ll explore: What varieties are good to grow locally? How to manage compost, soil fertility and watering? What about wildlife gardening, and sustainability? How can we make or build what we need for our own setting? Which tools are most useful?
  • We’ll show you that in the city you can grow successfully on balconies, in windowboxes, in containers on paved yards, on walls – and in back gardens
  • We’ll introduce you to local community gardens
  • We won’t forget about recipes, cooking and enjoying eating what we grow
  • We’ll finish the series with a celebration!

What to bring:
All you have to bring is enthusiasm and readiness to learn! We’ll provide all the tools you’ll need.

Why join in?
As well as learning and sharing a lot about growing, you’ll meet new people, spend time outdoors and get some exercise – and grow healthy food. What’s not to like?

The wider Growing Tooting project:
The purpose of this whole Growing Tooting project is to encourage local people to grow good local food by sharing and teaching the basic skills of growing and gardening.
Plus, the project is helping to create a number of new community gardens across the borough. We’ll share more about that later on.
Our vision is that these growing spaces with be able to network to share experience, equipment and enjoyment….and help make Wandsworth a growing-friendly place to live. TTT is very grateful to the Wandsworth Big Society Fund for support.

If you have any questions, and to book your place on one of the series of workshops: contact Martin on 07980 095152 (or use one of the other methods above)


 We look forward to seeing you Growing in Tooting
& Balham & Wandsworth!