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Edible Gardens and Bees become trendy
1:17pm Monday 23rd April 2012 in Bees
EcoLocal, a community based charity in Carshalton, are delivering one of only 10 Lottery funded ‘Local Food’ programmes in England. As part of the scheme, EcoLocal have created a community training allotment in Carshalton where people can learn how to grow their own fruit and veg.
growing your own has never been so popular – all allotments in the borough now have waiting lists, whereas just a few years ago there were large unused allotment areas. So if you want to follow the trend, then you really need to plant your own edible garden this year! “If you have a few pots on your balcony or windowsills, an allotment, a garden or anything in between – we can now help you become an edible gardener.” says Poppy Berelowitz, EcoLocal’s community food gardener.
EcoLocal are offering an introduction workshop to Keeping bees which will cover the principles of beekeeping in an urban environment. You will gain the knowledge you need to understand what beekeeping entails, including a chance to wear a bee suit and inspect a hive. All welcome and no experience needed.
This workshop is just £20. Saturday 12th May from 10.30am to 3pm at The Ecology Centre in Carshalton.
Ecolocal are also offering 6 week introduction to food growing course, workshops in herb gardening, container gardening, keeping chickens and more.
To find out more visit www.localfoodnetwork.org.uk or call 020 8770 6611