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Rethinking Urban Weeds: wildflowers, food and medicine

Capital Growth

Sunday, 11 October 2020 from 14:00 to 16:30 (BST)

Rethinking Urban Weeds: wildflowers, food and medicine

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Capital Growth members / London Food Link Supporter
This ticket is for Capital Growth members. You will have to enter your space number or space name to benefit from this rate later in the registration.
11 Oct 2020 £15.00 £1.49
General public
This ticket if for anyone wanting to attend the session.
11 Oct 2020 £30.00 £2.39

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What are weeds? Join us to talk about common weeds in London and how they have an important part to play in our urban landscapes. We will also look at the best way to identify them, and which ones can get in our way as gardeners. This workshop will cover: Common weed identification The positives and negatives of common weeds Types of mulches to prevent weeds where suitable

We will finish the workshop with some herbal teas from our Herb Garden

Trainer: Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke is an experienced community gardener who specialises in organic food growing in urban areas. She trained in Organic Horticulture at Organiclea’s Hawkwood Plant Nursery, graduating with a distinction in City & Guilds Level 2 in 2013 and has worked for a range of community based charities. In April 2017 she qualified as a Horticultural Therapist with a specialism in adults with mental ill health in partnership with Thrive and Coventry University. She is now working at Surrey Docks Farm as a Green Mentor connecting adults with plants at nature at the Farm, and across Southwark

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

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


Information about Coronavirus/COVID-19 for this event

At the time of writing - the Government has stated that the risk to the general public from Coronavirus/COVID-19 is moderate. Currently, Capital Growth training is schedule to go ahead. However, the Government has highlighted cases based on individual travel history where increased caution is necessary. Please make yourself familiar with the points raised in the following NHS link. The latest information is available at the Government’s official website. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Sustain's statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Surrey Docks Farm
Rotherhithe Street
SE16 5ET London
United Kingdom

Sunday, 11 October 2020 from 14:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Capital Growth

Capital Growth is London's largest food growing network, and over 3,000 gardens have registered already. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group, or school, you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly e-newsletters.

We offer up to a 50% discount on training, networking events and this is eligble to our member gardens, their staff and volunteers. So do check with your local garden, you may be eligible and if not it's free and easy to join us.

We have a Winter promotion with 15% off all Spring 2020 training courses, use code 'Winter15' to book and save.

Capital Growth is supported by the Greater London Authority.  

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