Our New Bug Hotel at De Frene

A very big thank you to everyone who attended our Community Volunteer Day on Saturday! We created a fantastic bug hotel! Our task was to build a new bug hotel in our wildlife area. We also improved the area through planting and tidying. The finished article was fantastic. We are sure to start seeing some…

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Festive Cheer With Our Reindeer!

The Christmas Fair was full of festive cheer! (and some wooden crafted reindeer!) A wonderful time was had on Saturday. It was our annual Christmas Fair! An event put on to welcome people into our gardens. A great chance for co-workers (beneficiaries) and volunteers to showcase their work. It’s a chance for people to enjoy…

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Christmas Fair time, ’tis the season!

It’s time for our Christmas Fair! December 3rd, 11.00-15.00, 28a Wynell Road. Entrance is £1, or 50p for concessions. One of the most anticipated events of the Sydenham Garden calendar is here. Co-workers (beneficiaries) and volunteers have been working hard to create a sumptuous array of gifts and prizes, which will include cakes, hot food,…

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Community Volunteer Days – September Apple Day

A big thank you to everyone who attended our apple focused Community Volunteer Day on Saturday! We made a great start on the apple harvest. Everyone enjoyed our earth oven pizzas and delicious freshly pressed apple juice too. The last Community Volunteer Day of 2016 is on Saturday 15th October. Please join us, especially because…

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Summer Festival fun, in the wind, rain and sun!

The dust has settled on shin-dig that will live long in our memory. Having historically run fete type events, this was our first step into the world of entertainment. Yes: this was Festival fun

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Mindfulness Class – Starts September

MINDFULNESS CLASS WHAT IS MINDFULNESS TRAINING AND, WHAT CAN THE CLASSES DO FOR ME? Mindfulness involves learning to pay attention and to wisely work with our thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotions. The practice is learned through simple meditation exercises, through which you eventually come to bring a richer awareness and presence into your daily life….

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De Frene Summer Festival, let’s celebrate!

Come to our Community Market Garden Summer Festival. An afternoon of fun in the sun for all! This year we have decided to have our first full festival at our new site, and we believe it is going to be a cracker. With a range of exciting activities like: craft and traditional green wood working,…

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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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Fan Mail Launch

Fan Mail Launch …..is a fan with a message. Make beautiful fans and use them to send messages to friends, family, the famous, the departed. On Sunday July 3rd, led by Artists Sue Mayo and Mia Harris, you can learn to make a gorgeous, decorated fan that contains a message for someone, somewhere or something…

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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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