STOP PRESS: We are taking Growing Together off-site, right out into the community and straight to you – from a distance! Free seeds, ideas for growing and how you can help keep your community growing project alive. Find out more: Growing from Home
Growing Together is our outdoor learning project that focuses on community food growing. It is an inclusive, cross-generational, informal and immersive learning programme (that means you get your hands in the soil, explore, learn and laugh lots). There are many ways we can grow and learn together and we hope you will find something of interest. If you can’t see what you are looking for or have a great idea you would like to share, we would love to hear from you.
Food for thought: Are you on an allotment waiting list? Have you thought about adopting one of our raised beds as your own?
Get Involved: Vine Road volunteers come together to share and learn more about growing. This may include work on their own raised beds, help with general or specific tasks and taking a turn with our watering rota. Volunteers may come weekly or just twice a year to prune the roses – all help is much appreciated. Many are at work during the week and enjoy the chance to unwind and tend to their plants either after work or at weekends – evening picnics enjoying fresh picked produce are popular! Others are involved throughout the week and there are a few always ready to pitch in with even the heaviest and dirtiest of tasks. All part of growing community as well as plants!
HIGHLY ADVISED: always check the calendar before setting out, in case of any change.
Little Sprouts Term-time growing sessions for early years and their big people
Green Team Work Parties Monday sessions for adults of all ages
Orchards and Fruit Growing Get involved in our Community Orchard
Sharon on the Vine Top tips and seasonal growing ideas
Paddock Gardeners: We are delighted to be working with Paddock Secondary School in Wandsworth to offer life-skills and horticulture training opportunities to some of their post 16 students with complex learning needs interested in gardening and growing food. Students gain horticultural work experience and learn about sowing, growing, watering and weeding. And of course, don’t be surprised if some of our freshly harvested produce finds its way over to the Café for everyone to enjoy!