£13.31 – £32.39

Boots, boxes & balconies: Growing edibles in confined spaces

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Rainbow Grow

Hackney CVS

24-30 Dalston Lane

London

E8 3AZ

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This session will look at how and what to grow in small and challenging places.

Even if all you have is a window box, cooking with own-grown herbs and drinking fresh mint tea are possible. But so is having a fresh supply of cherry tomatoes throughout the summer. Edible flowers will add colour and look great in a salad, adorning a cake, or floating in a summer cocktail. Participants will be given the opportunity to plant up a container brought to the session or provided by us.

Session leader - Kate Poland describes herself as a community organiser & gardener, teacher and “champion of weeds.” She is a founding member of Cordwainers Garden, co-director of Cordwainers Grow CIC and was recently appointed as Britain’s first Postcode Gardener.

Host & practical support - Clair Battaglino’s first experience of gardening was planting up a window box on a 4thstorey fire escape where she grew up in Manhattan. She never lost her fascination with greening the seemingly “ungreenable.” After 30 years of teaching local children, she now coordinates Rainbow Grow - a very urban gardening initiative.


If you have any mobility requirements, please contact capitalgrowth@sustainweb.org before booking to discuss your particular needs.

To see our full training programme please visit our Capital Growth training page.


Photo Credit: Clair Battaglino

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