Putting Down Roots in Rotherhithe
Putting Down Roots in Rotherhithe was launched in May 2019, thanks to generous funding from City Bridge Trust. This project is focusing on connecting adults with plants and nature on the Farm, and across the borough of Southwark.
This is through three broad themes; to establish the Farm as an education centre for horticulture, providing food growing and cookery workshops using produce grown and harvested at the Farm, and through developing a Green Network supporting and signposting residents to champion their green spaces.
We have established a new volunteer programme that runs twice weekly throughout the year in all weathers. There are a range of opportunities for adults – both new to gardening and for more experienced gardeners – to develop practical skills in food growing and ornamental gardening whilst taking into consideration biodiversity and sustainability. This includes accredited training opportunities with AQA Unit Awards and seasonal cookery workshops using produce grown on the Farm. You can find out more about becoming a volunteer by clicking here.
We are also offering a full calendar of Green Workshops on Sundays welcoming an exciting lineup of experts in their fields from in and around London. This includes offering workshops on herbal medicine, urban gardening, seasonal food, beekeeping and natural dyeing.
As part of working with members of the local community to improve their green spaces in Southwark, tonnes of our well-rotted manure is now going out to community gardens and allotments bringing residents and neighbours together through gardening activities.