Carer Focus, Sow & Grow

Susan, Sow & Grow co-worker carer: We heard from social services about the Sow & Grow, and wanted to get mum socialising with her age group. It’s helped her confidence to build relationships with other people, participating in group activities being more mobile, happier mood and feeling useful. She has definitely become more creative. She…

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Garden Project Update

the Garden Project Garden Project Lead, Charlotte, went on maternity leave in April, and we were all delighted to hear that she had a gorgeous, healthy baby boy. I’m Rachael, and I’m very happy to be running the Garden Project while Charlotte is away.  I have been warmly welcomed and supported by wonderful Sydenham Garden…

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Beekeeping Workshop

Sunday 16th June. 10am to 1pm Whether you are considering beekeeping and want to know if it is for you, just fascinated in them as creatures or simply looking for something usual and exciting to do this course could be for you. In this one and a half hour workshop we will give you an…

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Grant from local business Inoculand

We would like to express our Gratitude to Inoculand Ltd pest control in London for their £120 grant given as part of their Diversity and Community incentive. The funds will help us toward purchasing materials for our Garden project, which helps people recover from mental ill-health. You can read more about our Garden project here:…

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Pond News

Pond News Our big project in the Wynell Road garden this year has been renovating the pond and its surrounding area. We spent the winter months planning how we would like the new pond to look and the work began in earnest during the cold month of February. After pumping out the existing water we…

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Winter Fair 2018

Join Us For A Barrel Of Festive Fun at our Winter Fair 2018 Buy some Gifts – Win the Raffle – eat Gorgeous Cakes, Taste our Fabulous Food, there will be Activities for your children and so much more! We look forward to seeing you at: Sydenham Garden Resource Centre, 28a Wynell Road, SE23 2LW…

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Beekeeping workshop

Saturday 22nd September – places available. 2 to 3.30pm Whether you are considering keeping bees and want to know if it is for you, just fascinated in them as creatures or simply looking for something usual and exciting to do this course could be for you. In this one and a half hour workshop we…

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Spring Fair Time

It’s Spring Fair Time! May 5th, 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 goodies, which will include cakes, hot food, a raffle, a prize…

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness Training 4 Weeks Mindfulness is simply awareness. Being fully present and aware of your actions, thoughts and feelings. It may seem too simple, but with practice, mindfulness can help you see challenges in a new light, tap into your creativity, and improve your response to stress. During this 2-hour weekly workshop, we will explore…

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Urban Harvest Feast – A “Feastival”!

On Saturday 17th September Sydenham Garden joins with organisations across London in celebrating the Urban Harvest Feast. We are looking forward to a right old “Feastival”! De Frene has come far in these past 2 years, from a derelict waste land to a flourishing market garden. Local people have made all this possible through hard…

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