Only 18 days to go until the De Frene Summer Festival …

There has been a lot happening at our De Frene Market Garden site over the last couple of months, and there are only 18 days to go until the festival Our bees are settling in well in preperation for the festival. We’ve been learning all the essentials of bee-keeping under the watchful eye of our…

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De Frene summer close up photos

Summer close up photos from our De Frene site These stunning summer close up photos were taken by a co-worker on their mobile phone. De Frene really is in full bloom right now.

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Kitchen Garden Workshops

A Four Part Summer Workshop for Young People and their Parents and Guardians We are running a four part workshop for young people between 10 & 16 years old to attend with their parent or guardian. A great opportunity for you to spend quality time together in a stress-free and fun environment, and also learn…

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Plants, Food and Health. A one day workshop, 25th June

Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden Come to Sydenham Garden’s De Frene garden to learn the pleasure of using plants and foods for health! Medical herbalists Alex Laird and Gina Webley of Living Medicine will guide you through this practical introduction to: • Focus on the foundations of self care, what it…

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Bees have arrived and safely moved in

The bees have arrived! Many people from across our organisation turned up to witness them being installed into their new hive. Here we are checking they are healthy and finding the Queen. We have been lucky enough to have Jeff volunteer as our Bee mentor. Here he is explaining that bees respond to mood and…

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Planting Lettuce in the snow…

The weather on Tuesday didn’t deter our Growing Lives group as we continued planting out salad crops for the Sydenham Garden salad bag scheme. The weather on Tuesday didn’t deter our Growing Lives group as we continued to plant out salad crops for the Sydenham Garden salad bag scheme. We’ve also been installing “Leaky Hose”…

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The Chicken coop has arrived!

Last week we had a great time assembling our new chicken coop at our De Frene Site We hope to get our first chickens by the end of May. We will mainly be getting rescued battery farm hens but are also planning to get a couple of Buff Orpingtons, a heritage breed local to this…

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