Collecting herbs at the Garden.

The Garden is bursting full of culinary, medicinal & wild herbs at the moment and today I picked a posy of Calendula, Camomile, Borage and Oregano flowers. I will infuse the Calendula & Camomile in coconut oil to make a soothing balm, soak the Oregano flowers in oil for dressing salad and pop the Borage flowers in my G&T tonight!

There’s also plenty of other gorgeous ornamental flowers, fruit & veg to look at & enjoy too.

A wonderful summer celebration!

A wonderful evening was had by all who came along to our summer celebration. A great spread of food and bbq was enjoyed plus lots of magic moments as always! Next gathering is the 1st of September.

Tonight!! Summer gathering at the garden

Todays the day and what a beautiful day to gather and celebrate the Solstice season. Come join us from 5pm today, they’ll be home made cakes and treats, a bbq, a fire and lots of fun. Absolutely no gardening work allowed!! Pop along and say hi.

Volunteer day

Lots going on at the Community garden, our next gardening volunteer day is next Tuesday 15th of May from 10.30am with Tricia. All welcome

International Dawn Chorus day at the garden

We’re honoured to be included in the International Dawn Chorus day which starts in the early hours this Sunday. There are mics ready to go live all around the world from 12.30am onwards and you can listen to the dawn choruses on BBC radio 4. Mics will record in the community garden as part of the grand finale from 5am till 7am on Sunday, we hope our birds are ready for international stardom! If you miss it, you can listen on catch up! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/55JbpC7gKzMR623TF1bkj2j/brett-westwoods-guide-to-international-dawn-chorus-day

Yin Yoga this Sunday at the Community garden

This Sunday, the 6th of May at 10.30am at the Community garden there will be Yin Yoga for all! We ask for a small donation if you can, all going to the garden fund.

Yin Yoga is a quiet floor based practice that focuses on the connective tissues of the body. It increases strength and flexibility whilst reducing stiffness. It also includes a medidative practice that relaxes the mind and body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

It’s Suitable for all ages and levels, please bring a mat or towel. We ask for a small donation if you can, all funds raised going to the Community garden. It will be outdoors, in the beautiful natural garden setting, so it will be weather permitting.

For further information or to book a spot email Jacqui at Jacqui.johnston@hotmail.co.uk

This Sunday at the garden

We’re getting together this Sunday, the 22nd at 1pm at the community gardens to plan projects and planting for this year. It’ll also be a chance to find out about upcoming social events and volunteer days. Whether you’re a regular or first timer, all are welcome!

Annual general meeting 2018

The Community garden agm is tomorrow, Wednesday the 14th, at 7.30pm in the Hillcrest community centre cafe. Everyone is welcome who wishes to be involved in anyway at the Community garden this year. We’ll be discussing this year’s events and forthcoming projects and we welcome any input from members and newcomers.

Welcoming the walkers

We had a excellent afternoon / evening waiting to greet the walkers kicking off this year’s Diep-Haven artist residency by Ève Chabanon & Theo. We are connecting Whitehawk Community Food Project with our Community gardens and the walkers trekked from one site to the other planting apple trees at both and started to talk about ideas for something collective, fun and social connecting the two community gardens this year. While we waited for the walkers to arrive we got some good gardening jobs done and we enjoyed lots of tea & cake in between!
We have pencilled in future meetings for April 26th, June 14th and July 12th to get ready for a weekend of activities July 21-22nd. Venues to be confirmed here and the Facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/147936155892738/

ÈVE CHABANON: DIEP~HAVEN ARTIST

This year we welcome Artist Ève Chabanon to the Community gardens. She will present her diep~haven residency at Whitehawk Community Food Project and our Growing together Community gardens in Newhaven.

Through performance, writing, social observations and objects, Ève Chabanon creates situations — involving most often, local communities, marginalised groups within and outside of educational structures and creates art.

The artist will connect the two gardens with events and challenges. Rounding up to a celebratory social event. Keep up to date via the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/147936155892738/