As part of Capital Growth's Urban Harvest, the Skip Garden will be opening its doors for a celebration of this bountiful time of year. Join us for an afternoon of workshops and drop in activities for all ages and an delicious afternoon tea prepared by our wonderful community kitchen. Browse our stalls of homemade produce and snacks and go on a tour of the garden guided by our very own Seed Sisters, a group of young women dedicated to raising awareness about seed saving and heritage.
Fun drop-in activities for young families will be available all afternoon including a garden scavenger hunt and garden craft activities. Workshops will run between 2.30pm - 4.30pm, these are free but have limited spaces so please sign-up here
SEED SAVING (12 years and up)
Charlotte from Freedom Seed Bank will be sharing her wisdom with us about the theory and practice of saving seeds from popular vegetable crops such as tomatoes, peas and beans. She will delve into some theory and science around seeds and give some top tips for successful seed saving. There will also be some practical activities so you can have a go at seed saving yourself! Seeds from the Freedom Seed Bank, grown and saved in London, will be available for participants to take home.
URBAN BEES (12 and under)
Our resident beekeeper Esther will be at the garden to talk about our important pollinator friends and how they live. She'll give a glimpse of what life is like inside the hive, talk bout the importance of urban bees and pollinators and perhaps even bring out some honey from our very own hive!
INTRO TO FOOD GROWING AND HARVESTING (all ages)
Come and get involved with the harvest and learn some basics of urban food growing. A short family workshop which will involve some practical organic food growing tips and a harvest of some of our bounty from the garden.
Choose your workshop and register here