Brockwell Park Greenhouses rev up for new year

brockwell park community gardens reindeer, camel and penguinBrockwell Park Community Greenhouses welcomes visitors and new volunteers throughout the year. To book an online talk or workshop register here on the website.

During the coronavirus pandemic parks like Brockwell have been a lifeline to Brixton residents, especially those without outdoor space.

BPCG Director Kate Sebag says: “Children need the outdoors more than ever at this time – and we love having them at BPCG – so we have welcomed as many local schools, nurseries and playgroups for outdoor play as we could do safely during the year.”

On Saturday December 12th, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, you can learn how to make delicious fermented Cranberry Hot Sauce and Celeriac Sauerkraut with Fermenting teacher Jelena Belgrave.

And in the New Year, on Tuesday evenings at 7pm there’s more Women on Nature & Wildlife online talks from Carolyn Steel on her book Sitopia on 12 January, Sue Stuart Smith on her book The Well-Gardened Mind  on 9 February and Jo Ferguson on Urban Bat Ecology and Conservation on 9 March.

Raise the Barn Project Update

mock up of what the barn at brockwell park greenhouses will look like

Raise the barn will create a new community space for BPCG with a spacious kitchen, classroom and learning garden adjoining the back of the Upper Greenhouse.  The building design by architects Feilden Fowles was awarded planning permission by Lambeth in March 2020.  With a grant now secured from the Greater London Authority’s Good Growth Fund together with other fundraising efforts, 80% of the funds needed to start building in September 2021 has been achieved!

Director Kate Sebag says: “This is a big step forward for the sustainable future of the charity and its work in the community.  If you’d like to know more and to be involved in our Raise the Barn Campaign in 2021, please do let me know.

With all best wishes for 2021 from me and from all of us at the Greenhouses “