Growing Together is a project where we grow fruit, vegetables and flowers together this year. We have free seeds that you can collect to start growing and we will support you with online workshops to explain what to do. We want to grow together on windowsills, balconies or in gardens, sharing our experiences and knowledge.
The project is part of Capital Growth’s Community Harvest and we hope that surplus harvest will be donated to food banks in Hammersmith and Fulham.
If you would like to join the project, fill in the registration form letting us know what you want to grow (see the list of seeds available below). Free packs of the materials you need to get started: seeds, compost, labels and pots will be available for you to collect each month.
We have online workshops that you can join to learn about how to grow. They are listed below and to join just email to register.
Grow Together In March
Seeds you can grow in March
Online Workshops in March
Growing Together: How to plant your seeds
Monday 15 March 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
If you want to know how to plant seeds then come along to this workshop. We will explain how to plant and take care of your seeds so they have the best chance of germinating and there will be a demonstration of planting seeds. There will also be space for questions. If you would like to collect some seeds to plant you can register for Growing Together here.
Growing Together with the creatures in the soil: Preparing your growing space
Tuesday 23 March 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
Growing together with the creatures in the soil: Preparing your growing space
Whatever you space, whether in containers or a garden, this workshop is going to explain how to best support the creatures in the soil to ensure the best health for your plants.
Growing Together with Pollinators: Flowers you can plant now
Tuesday 30 March 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
Our urban environment can provide an excellent source of pollen and nectar for bees, butterflies and other insects. This workshop will explain how to plant flowers in your garden that will best support these pollinators. There are also seeds available for you to plant.
Grow Together In April
Seeds you can grow in April
Online Workshops in April
Growing Together: Planting potatoes
Tuesday 6 April 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
Potatoes are great fun to grow and very good to eat fresh so if you have collected some seed potatoes and want to know how to grow them this workshop will explain how. We have several varieties of potatoes to choose from that you can collect from the garden. They are all ‘Maincrop’ varieties (the workshop will explain this term!).
Growing Together: Planting your seeds in April
Tuesday 20 April 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
Once you have collected the seeds you are going to plant in April this workshop will show you what to do, how to plant them and best take care of them. There will be space for your questions.
Growing Together: Growing herbs
Tuesday 27 April 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
This workshop will explain how to grow ‘summer’ herbs, such as basil, dill, coriander, as well as explaining how you can source other culinary herbs including thyme, rosemary, oregano etc.
Grow Together In May
Seeds you can grow in May
Online Workshops in May
Growing Together: Planting out your seedlings
Tuesday 11 May 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
By the middle of May the threat of frost is largely finished, particularly in London, so it is safe to plant out seedlings which would die in cold weather. This workshop will explain the best way to go about planting your seedlings, including spacing and other ways you can boost the health of your plants when you plant them out.
Growing Together: Planting your seeds in May
Tuesday 18 May 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
Once you have collected the seeds you are going to plant in May this workshop will show you what to do, how to plant them and best take care of them. There will be space for your questions.
Growing Together: Keeping your plants watered
Tuesday 25 May 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
There is very little rain through the summer months in London and lack of water is one of the most frequent causes of plants dying so this workshop will talk about how much water your plants are going to need and ideas about how to keep them well watered through the hot weather.
Grow Together In June
Seeds you can grow in June
Online Workshops in June
Growing Together: Planting your seeds in June
Tuesday 8 June 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
Once you have collected the seeds you are going to plant in June this workshop will show you what to do, how to plant them and best take care of them. There will be space for your questions.
Growing Together: Feeding your plants
Tuesday 15 June 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
This workshop will explain how to feed your plants with plant teas and concentrated seaweed as well as other options. It is important to be aware of what your plant’s needs are: how often to feed and how do you apply the feed.
Growing Together: When to harvest your plants
Tuesday 29 June 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
In case you are unsure about when your plants are ready to harvest this workshop will explain how and when to start harvesting! You will be able to share photos of your plants and ask questions.
Grow Together In July
Seeds you can grow in June
Online Workshops in July
Growing Together: Enjoying our harvest and eating together
Tuesday 24 July 2021 • 7pm - 8pm
Depending on the Covid-19 situation this session will either take place in the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden or over Zoom. We want to make sure we have a chance to eat together, share and enjoy our harvest, so more details about this session closer to the time.