Other than pop ups, how else do the De Beauvoir Gardeners get kids and their families planting?

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This is how we do it! One of the ways we enjoy engaging families is through family day work shops. This one took place at the wonderful Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, where they have put on ‘The Dalston Flower Show’. I’m currently  trying to enlist children to start growing veg as I was one of the judges for children’s entries at the Garden and Produce show last year and we certainly could do with more entries! See our website if you live in or around Hackney and Islington and would like to get involved! Many thanks to Christopher Preston for these fantastic photos.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Fantastic stuff – and love the slideshow. Sorry I couldn’t do this event as well but life has been a bit too short for helping with every gardening event lately – and there’s now yet another one nearby – a local edible forest, no less!

    Sara Ghanchi, the Manna project’s community gardener, asked for help on this via Sustainable Hackney this week:
    The Manna are creating an Edible Forest Garden in the heart of Islington. We are having a garden workday to get some lovely planting done. The Manna project,
    based at St Stephen’s Church, is a grassroots homeless day centre improving the quality of life of vulnerable people in the area. This project is one of our therapeutic
    diversionary activities offered to increase well-being and learn new skills, whilst improving the local environment.
    Please come and join us! Sunday 27th May 12.30-3.30pm, Canonbury Gardens, Canonbury Road N1 2DF
    Contact her on s_ghanchi@hotmail.com

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