Our green, low-carbon future: Nurturing Dulwich’s potential

Link Age Southwark’s Bloomin’ Lovely Summer Appeal

Local charity Link Age Southwark is running their summer appeal, Bloomin' Lovely, for the next 3 weeks with a target of £6,000. Using the funds from this project, the charity will send a houseplant, a bunch of flowers or a garden plant to as many of their service users as possible across the borough! Imagine how a bunch of flowers could make an older person feel appreciated, or a plant for their garden could show them they are valued. Help Link Age Southwark add colour and charm to the lives of older people this summer by making a donation here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/linkagesouthwark-bloomin-lovely You can also leave a message with your donation, which the charity will aim to include this with the flowery gifts.

Windmill Gardens gardening volunteer group

Brixton Windmill 100 Blenheim Gardens, London

Our group of gardening volunteers meet on the first Saturday of every month from 12.30 to 2.30pm to plant bulbs, flowers, fruit bushes, hops, and tend the herb bed. Our aim is to keep the park looking well cared for, colourful, and a welcoming space to visitors and nature alike. Tools, gardening gloves, drinking water and light refreshments are provided. If you’d like to help out, please email info@brixtonwindmill.org Windmill Gardens is a well-used park that gained a Green Flag Community Award in 2015. The award has been retained each year since then. This is in large part due to the dedicated work of gardening volunteers from Friends of Windmill Gardens. The Friends want to provide more recreation facilities for young people. Working with Lambeth Council we hope to upgrade the children’s playground and add more facilities for teenagers. Graphic by Chris Patton.

Open Gardens in aid of Link Age Southwark – 5 & 12 September

Link Age Southwark are delighted to be involved in 2 upcoming Open Garden events hosted by local supporters, in aid of the charity. The beautiful Dulwich gardens will open to the public with all proceeds of tickets and refreshments going towards Link Age Southwark’s work with older people and people living with dementia in the community. Timetable: Sunday 5 September: 115 Dulwich Village, SE21 7BJ. 2pm – 5pm Sunday 12 September: 148 Court Lane, SE21 7EB. 2pm – 5pm For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the charity’s website here.   

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Enter the Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards

Enter the 2021 BLUE PATCH  SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AWARDS Do you run a sustainable business, a social impact company, are you an outstanding female business leader,  or have you created a circular product or service? Why not enter our 5th awards. Enter here or nominate a business. Deadline September 30th. Winners are featured in the new Positive Shopping catalogue in 2022. With a circulation of over 20,000 this print and digital publication is a great way to get your brand noticed. The Blue Patch Awards winners 2020 featured in our Positive Shopping catalogue - see your brand on this page? Enter the 2021 awards.  

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Autumn Harvest Fete at the Community Greenhouses

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses Brockwell Park, Herne Hill

Come to our AUTUMN FETE on Sunday 12th September 12.30pm to 5pm at the Community Greenhouses.  Book your tickets here https://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/event/harvest-fete/ For our Autumn Harvest Fete this year, we are delighted to welcome back local Morris dancers, the Brixton Tatterjacks.   We are also going to fire up our cob oven and cook up an Autumnal feast for you from our yummy squashes, vegetables and herbs.  Jelena Belgrave's wonderful ferments will be our side dishes. Lunch will be served between 1pm and 3pm.  Buy your lunch ticket below. There will be Games a Plenty for kids to get stuck into too - expect old favourites such as: tug of war, dress the scarecrows, splat the rat, and the human fruit machine. We will do lots of lovely Natural Crafting too.  You can have a go at Leaf Rubbing, making Flower Crowns, and leaf and flower printing 'Hapa Zome style' Get your Face painted too by our lovely arty greenhouse crew. You can be flowery, scarey or a bit of both maybe? Traditional folk music and original songs will be from Jim O'Mulloy who has just brought out a lovely album 'Virtual Folk' which you can listen to on Spotify. And  see...

Walk with Purpose, Brockwell Park

Brockwell Park

  A free group walk with a difference! It's all about being outdoors to enhance our own purpose, creativity & direction.   Book now for this FREE group "walk-shop" if you: - Are seeking change - in your life, your community or wider world - Love the outdoors and the creativity it brings - Want time to reflect and share ideas with like-minded others   We will do a mix of personal and group discussion, and time for walking and seeking inspiration from nature and our surroundings. Bring a question or a challenge and take it for a walk with us - you never know what answers you may find!   Places are limited to just 8 people to keep it nice and friendly, so book early to secure your place.

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Nature and Art on Railton Road

128 Railton Road (on street) 128 Railton Road, London

Come and join us for community activities focussed on nature and wellbeing. There will be cake! This is an open access event, everyone is welcome. Friday 17 Sept 3.30-5.30pm - clothes swap, nature observation drawings, from natural plants to make product Saturday 18 Sept 10am-midday - clothes swap, mosaic flowers, mini bug habitats Friday 24 Sept 3.30-5.30pm - seeds/plant swap, painted plant pots, growing from cuttings Saturday 25 Sept 10am-midday - seeds/plant swap, garden stone painting, composting Friday 1 Oct 3.30-5.30pm - toys swap, seed and bee bombs, seed harvesting, pruning, cultivating and care Sat 2 Oct 10am-midday - toys swap, seed and bee bombs, seed harvesting, pruning, cultivating and care   Funded by The London Community Foundation.

Free

Nature and Art on Railton Road

128 Railton Road (on street) 128 Railton Road, London

Come and join us for community activities focussed on nature and wellbeing. There will be cake! This is an open access event, everyone is welcome. Friday 17 Sept 3.30-5.30pm - clothes swap, nature observation drawings, from natural plants to make product Saturday 18 Sept 10am-midday - clothes swap, mosaic flowers, mini bug habitats Friday 24 Sept 3.30-5.30pm - seeds/plant swap, painted plant pots, growing from cuttings Saturday 25 Sept 10am-midday - seeds/plant swap, garden stone painting, composting Friday 1 Oct 3.30-5.30pm - toys swap, seed and bee bombs, seed harvesting, pruning, cultivating and care Sat 2 Oct 10am-midday - toys swap, seed and bee bombs, seed harvesting, pruning, cultivating and care   Funded by The London Community Foundation.

Free

Nature and Art on Railton Road

128 Railton Road (on street) 128 Railton Road, London

Come and join us for community activities focussed on nature and wellbeing. There will be cake! This is an open access event, everyone is welcome. Friday 17 Sept 3.30-5.30pm - clothes swap, nature observation drawings, from natural plants to make product Saturday 18 Sept 10am-midday - clothes swap, mosaic flowers, mini bug habitats Friday 24 Sept 3.30-5.30pm - seeds/plant swap, painted plant pots, growing from cuttings Saturday 25 Sept 10am-midday - seeds/plant swap, garden stone painting, composting Friday 1 Oct 3.30-5.30pm - toys swap, seed and bee bombs, seed harvesting, pruning, cultivating and care Sat 2 Oct 10am-midday - toys swap, seed and bee bombs, seed harvesting, pruning, cultivating and care   Funded by The London Community Foundation.

Free

Nature and Art on Railton Road

128 Railton Road (on street) 128 Railton Road, London

Come and join us for community activities focussed on nature and wellbeing. There will be cake! This is an open access event, everyone is welcome. Friday 17 Sept 3.30-5.30pm - clothes swap, nature observation drawings, from natural plants to make product Saturday 18 Sept 10am-midday - clothes swap, mosaic flowers, mini bug habitats Friday 24 Sept 3.30-5.30pm - seeds/plant swap, painted plant pots, growing from cuttings Saturday 25 Sept 10am-midday - seeds/plant swap, garden stone painting, composting Friday 1 Oct 3.30-5.30pm - toys swap, seed and bee bombs, seed harvesting, pruning, cultivating and care Sat 2 Oct 10am-midday - toys swap, seed and bee bombs, seed harvesting, pruning, cultivating and care   Funded by The London Community Foundation.

Free