Water, water everywhere!

With much of the garden under water we used our first weekend opening to make the rotunda area (where we all sit for a cuppa and a chat) more habitable and safe for the volunteers. We started bailing out at 9.30am and within an hour we were laying plastic tiles and covering the area withContinue reading “Water, water everywhere!”

Home education pilot number 2

Stream Walk Garden had a lovely first session with our home education children and their carers earlier this month.  We made rhubarb cordial in home-decorated, up-cycled bottles and had a salad safari which included mixing and tasting our own yummy dressings.  Please join us for the second of our pilot sessions this Friday May 20thContinue reading “Home education pilot number 2”

Funding boost!

Stream Walk Community Garden has been awarded a £5,000 grant to help develop our outreach and development work.The grant money has come to us from the Martello Fund via Kent Community Foundation under its Vulnerable Adults Themed programme. The funds will be used to provide garden activities for vulnerable and socially disadvantaged people over theContinue reading “Funding boost!”

Willow workshop

We had our first ever willow weaving workshops during the Easter holidays, courtesy of willow guru Nicole. We built obelisks with willow cut from the garden and volunteers’ gardens and learnt how to build these structures that are perfet for supporting sweetpeas and beans. We’re hoping to do more of this kind of activity overContinue reading “Willow workshop”

Our first day gardening of the year.

A very damp Saturday morning didn’t put us off our chores today. We sorted out the shelter, picked salad, tidied around the polytunnel and Abi and Jules planted tulip bulbs. Oh, and we also drank tea and ate cake (thanks Jo!). Thanks everyone for their help. We’ll be opening regularly in 2022 on the secondContinue reading “Our first day gardening of the year.”

Little Green Fingers

On Friday April 30th Stream Walk Community Garden will host its first children’s gardening group after lockdown. The entry fee is £3 per family. Cash only. Due to Covid, the pilot session on April 30th will have limited numbers (15 adults and children inclusive) so come early! Please come prepared for the weather and forContinue reading “Little Green Fingers”