Category: Gardening Club

Greenhouse Build

The Brandon gardening group have a new greenhouse, constructed by Peter Balazs, with some help from Tom. This was built this week, and has been fitted out with some rack shelving so that it is ready for use. Please see the following gallery of the various stages in the build process. This should be a […]

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Junior Gardening Launch Event

We has a successful launch of the new Junior Gardening space beside the Jack Hobbs club this Saturday. Helene & Verity ran a ‘learn & share’ event, and Giovanni brought one of his display bee hives to teach all our junior gardeners about the importance of bees as pollinators. Peter attended on behalf of the […]

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Junior Gardening Area

Brandon Junior Gardening & Eco Club In June 2021 Brandon TRA decided to develop an unused corner of the playground beside the Jack Hobbs club into a Junior Gardening & Eco Club. We started off with some oil drum planters donated by WeAreWaterloo, and ran sessions led by Helene Ok, assisted by Brandon residents, Marie-line […]

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CGS Funding – Damaged Wooden Planters

Back in 2009, LB Southwark installed 22 wooden raised bed planters  to effectively ring fence the (Grade 1 listed) Henry Moore “Recining Figure No 3′ and protect it from the threat of metal thieves. In the interim period, the Brandon gardening group has looked after the planting within them. However, when these planters were originally […]

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Launch Event – New Growing Space

Following a close collaboration with Ruth, Sophie, & the Great Estates team, we were able to have a launch event for the new growing space on the Brandon, on Friday 20th August. A truly multinational effort, it was conceived by an Irishman, constructed by Peter & Niels (from Hungary & Iceland respectively) and we have […]

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Junior Gardening Club

New Brandon Junior Gardening & Eco Club! In the club we will be growing edible plants and bee friendly flowers, get involved in crafty activities around the garden, learn tips to garden with less, and of course harvest our own grown fruits and vegetables to take home! Activities would include: Identify plants: observe, touch, smell […]

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Update – Food Growing Plots

We got the following update from the GE team tasked with delivering the new growing spaces: Dear all, Thanks for your patience while we’ve liaised with contractors about the new food-growing space. We are now in a position to confirm that we can go ahead with the build and the contractor can begin in mid-June. […]

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Great Estates – New Planting outside tower blocks

The Great Estates project to install new planting outside the tower blocks has now been completed, and handed over to our residents to look after. The planting has turned out to be smaller than the visualisations that were shared with us to indicate what the finished scheme would look like (above) so it has been […]

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Proposed New Growing Area & Issues with Wooden Planters

We have been in consultation with the Great Estates team over recent months to come up with a design for some new organic growing plots for residents to use. Last week we were presented with a proposal from Ruth & Sophie for a scheme containing 10 wooden raised be planters, as detailed here. However we […]

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