Rofina and her husband Ibrahim are keen gardeners. They’ve been growing food outside their home successfully for years.
“I used to live in East London. When I got married I moved to Southwark and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else. It’s beautiful here.”
“We are lucky to have some green space. The allotment has given my husband something to do. He loves to garden. The lockdown has somehow brought the local community together.”
“My mother-in-law started growing Magenta Spreen (tree spinach) in the allotment a few years ago. We have it with a bit of garlic fried in oil. My son who has learning difficulties spends time with his father watering the plants. It’s lovely that the children get involved.”
Lan is new to the allotment. Her neighbour Thuy gave her some Vietnamese herbs – essential for everyday cooking – and some Water Lotus plants which were germinated from seeds at home. Continue reading
Check out the amazing transformation of the communal spaces around Balin House, Long Lane. Volunteers began work three years ago to create a splendid community garden – Beautiful Balin!
The allotments are still open and will remain so until we are advised otherwise. However our monthly Sunday workdays are postponed until further notice.
Lovely to see Peter, Anna, Jo, Deirdre, Martin, Giles, Liliana, Aideen, Nora and Poppy the dog at today’s community allotment Sunday. Continue reading
AGM held 9th Feb 2020
Present: Peter Balazs, Giles Brady, Jo Dubiel, Claudia Freund, Níels Hermannsson, Meryn Humphries (Mace), Jo (Eastwell), Deirdre Mc Gale, Melodie (Brenley), Gabriel Ross (Mace), Shaun (Geoffrey), Fr Jonathan Sedgwick, Anna Slapna, Dominic Tutton (Mace) Continue reading
Thanks to Giles, Anna, Martin, Peter, Deirdre, Kenzo and Rocky who came along to our community day on the allotment. Continue reading