Diep-Haven artist event this weekend!

This year’s Diep-Haven Artist Ève Chabanon is at the Garden this weekend with this fantastic event! It starts tonight Friday 27th at 6pm till 9 with bowl making. Here’s the Details from the artist.

‘Hello Hello everyone,

So this weekend starting Friday from 6pm till 9pm with bowl making and Sunday from 11.30am onwards, we will set up an all workshop using Roscoff’s Onion – that we will import specially by Ferry from France.

The Workshops animated in collaboration with the brilliant Martin Brockman and will be divided in two part involving the making of bowls and spoons in clay and a special adaptation of the french Soupe à L’Onion (onion soupe).

It will be set up as following:

Outdoor paper kiln making Sunday from 1pm

Clay bowls and spoons making Friday 27th from 6pm

Pigments experiments (with theonion’s skins and additional organic elements picked from the immediate environment) Sunday from 12pm

Firing of the productions Sunday from 2pm

In the meantime:

Soupe à l’Onion cooking (with the onions used for the skins)
Fish Smoking with the smoke of the kiln Sunday from 3pm

Dinner using bowls, and spoons made un clay to eat the soup and the fish Sunday from 6pm

We will met at the Growing Together Community Garden, in Newhaven. Everything will be outdoor, so we would advise you to be prepare with some sun cream, hat, water, and appropriate clothes for clay and fire process.

Hope to see you there!


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.

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 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/