The Friends of Grenville Gardens help to maintain a public park and gardens which has been redeveloped for the benefit of the local community to include a renovated children's play area and opportunities for community gardening, including accessible raised beds for vegetable growing.
Summer Squash grown by the 3 J's a group of young people that share a veg box in the park.
Peas growing as part of our green edible wall.
Alongside Nasturtiums as Bob Flowerdew says if its not poisonous its edible.
Cut and come again lettuce.
Arial view of rocket and lettuce seedlings
Pumpkins in our water bottle tower just seen more salad
Dwarf french Beans
Latest edition to the park is a beautiful raised bed built by our group and filled in record time with compost by our friends at the Good Gym Islington - if you like to run with purpose you should get involved they do great things all around the borough.
On our lunch day this little video was made by the Social Good Show. Since then the Good Gym Islington have transformed parts of the park! We are very very grateful there support and energy.
Here is a video about there activity in Grenville Gardens (to bad there wasn't any sunshine).
What a beautiful list to behold... 'You want to make God laugh? Tell him about your plans'...weather permitting this is what we are going to do in Spring! NB: some dates are on saturdays and some dates will include activities specially for children 21st March:
Launch Party Willow tunnel planting Big Dig 2015 join our Facebook event here 27th March:
Willow, wildlife and mulching seed sowing (activities especially for young children) 3rd April:
Bug hotel building, weeding, wildlife and compost 11th April:
Saturday willow, summer bulb planting and wildlife 17th April:
Wildlife, seed sowing, planting (activities especially for young children) 24th April:
Green wall improvement 2nd May:
Saturday Spring Celebration planting and tree decorating
(activities especially for young children) 8th May:
Planting out seedlings from previous sessions 15th May:
Willow, pond wildlife 29th May:
Railings and beans (activities especially for young children)
We are planning the launch of our season of outdoor activities in time for Spring Equinox and as part of the Big Dig (volunteer here) Activities being considered at the moment include: seed sowing Pot making Seed sowing Reviving the green wall Distributing compost to flower and vegetable beds Wild life counting Sign up to attend eco gym sessions!
We have now had formal notice that Awards for All, part of the National Lottery, has approved our application for funding our Green Gym Project. It's very thrilling and comes from the sterling work put in by Toni, the FROGG treasurer and fund raiser, and Jessica Green, who built our FROGG pond and ran a trial of the project last summer.
Jessica will be running the project for FROGG and she will be contacting members and the wider community soon with further details of start times, description of the program and so on.The first formal meeting of the Green Gym will be Saturday 21st March.