Growing Community in the Heart of the City: two linked local events offered as part of The Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival
‘Growing Communities in the Heart of the City’ is this weekend in the Tooting Community Garden!
We’ll be running our free open day on Sunday 28th July from 12:00-4:00 to celebrate the National Park City Festival and also our 8th birthday (we’ve opened the garden on around 400 Sundays!)
What will we be doing on Sunday?
- Welcoming everyone to come along and enjoy the space – no need to book.
- Bring a picnic, and we’ll provide activities, green space, shade and plenty of cool water!
- We’re offering a particular welcome to families with young children or babies – come and have some outdoor time in a safe and welcoming place.
- We’ll have a range of fun garden-themed activities for families and young children.
- We’re also offering three timed workshops, just drop in:
- 12:30 – 1:30, learn about making vertical wall planters so you can garden anywhere with very little space
- 1:00 – 2:00, learn about selecting and taking care of plants, and choose some to pot up and take home
- 2:30 – 3:30, be ‘Drawn to Nature’ and join our plant life drawing workshop for adults and teenager
- Of course you can simply come along and enjoy being in the garden – so do bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic.
We’re celebrating city growing and the outdoors, creating an environment which is good for ourselves, for the community and for nature.
We also facilitate other community programmes in the Community Garden.
For six years we have run outdoor learning with Gatton School and garden and wellbeing activities with the beneficiaries at CARAS the Tooting charity working with asylum-seekers and refugees.
We’re proud to be able to offer to share the space with everyone locally and also very grateful to Naseem Aboobaker of Mushkil Aasaan for the free use of her land to create this community garden during these years.
At the end of July it’s The Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival. The Festival is city-wide and celebrates London becoming the first urban national park in the world, with three objectives: making London greener, healthier and wilder.
Would you like to volunteer? Get in touch and let’s chat!