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Download your own Big Lunch Posters

May 28, 2011
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Thanks to Sancha for producing this year’s awesome Big Lunch poster.

Click here to download.

What is the Big Lunch?

May 27, 2011
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For all those Big Lunch newbies out there, take a look at this video.

The Wilmot, Ainsley, Corfield Street Big Lunch 2011

May 22, 2011
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Join us for our own version of the Big Lunch on Sunday 5 June 2011 from 1pm onwards.

We’ve been running this event for the last three years. It’s been an excellent way of getting together, meeting your neighbours and enjoying a fab big BBQ lunch. You can check out photos and comments from past events by reading our blog.

Just bring some food to share and something for the BBQ (we’ll have a BBQ that accommodates a separate area for meat and vegetables)

Sound good? RSVP by leaving a comment below.

New flower beds from compost

April 28, 2011
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We had a great turn out on Tuesday to create new plant beds with the excess compost (especially since we only sent an email with a few hours notice!). If you did manage to make it then thanks again for your help.

We received several emails from people who couldn’t make it but who wanted to be kept in the loop – so here is what’s happening next.

In addition to our 1st Sunday of the month regular meet, we will have a Tuesday evening meet up during the light summer evenings – come bring a plant or seeds and plant them in garden.

The next dates for this will be

  • Sunday 1st May from 11.00 (same day as Columbia Road Market)
  • Tuesday 3rd May from 18.30

We want to establish a lavender and rosemary hedge around the walls – so these would be a good and cheap choice. We will cover the mound with sunflowers and summer meadow flowers – look out for mixed seed packets. Other wise buy plants that are hardy and don’t need a lot of watering. Feel free to forward this to friends and relatives if they wish to donate plants that may have outgrown their spaces or to take plant cuttings.

Thanks for your support and see you on Sunday or Tuesday.

Ainsley Gardens – Herb Garden Groundbreaking

April 1, 2011
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Dates for your diary
Groundbreaking
Sunday 3 April 11.00 onwards
This Sunday we will be preparing the ground for our new community herb beds. We’ll also be doing our monthly clean up. Bring rubbish bags, a shovel and gloves if you have.

Herb Bed Construction and BBQ
Sunday 10 April 11.00 – 15.00
With our Capital Growth grant we have sourced recycled lumber to make two raised beds each 3 metres by 1.5 metes. We need your help to build the beds – no experience necessary – just willing hands!
We will be having a BBQ lunch so come along with some food and drink to share.
If you have Cordless Power tools (Saws and drills ) or shovels it would be great if you could bring them to use on the day.
If you have not joined us before do come along to the BBQ, meet some neighbours and share ideas for developing our green space.

Compost Ready!

April 1, 2011

We have been given 8 tons of compost by Tower Hamlets Cemetrey Park for our herb bed project in the community gardens bordered by Ainsley and Corfield Streets. The heaps of compost in the garden are where we want to build our raised beds so now there is work to be done:

Garden Tidy and Herb Bed Preparation
Sunday 3 April 11.00 onwards

Join us on our monthly litter pick. Bring rubbish bags, a shovel and gloves if you have. We will also preparing the ground for our new community herb beds.

Herb Bed Construction and BBQ
Sunday 10 April 11.00 – 15.00

With our Capital Growth and Gateway Housing grants we have sourced recycled lumber to make two raised beds each 3 metres by 1.5 metes. We need your help to build the beds – no experience necessary – just willing hands!

We will be having a BBQ lunch so come along with some food and drink to share.

If you have Cordless Power tools (Saws and drills ) or shovels it would be great if you could bring them to use on the day.

If you have not joined us before do come along to the BBQ, meet some neighbours and share ideas for developing our green space.

Gone in 60 seconds. How to report litter, vandalism and graffiti from your smart phone

March 14, 2011
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From Londonist:

The mayor has announced a new initiative to help clean up the streets and parks of London. Love Clean London is a new app for most smart phones aimed at cutting the cost and increasing the efficiency of reporting and clearing up mess.

It’s pretty simple. If you find an environmental ugliness (litter, graffiti, vandalism…), simply upload a photo or send a text. Your report gets pinpointed on Bing Maps and thus reported to local authorities.

Read the full story here

Herb Garden Kick Off & Community Garden Clean up

February 24, 2011
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Garden clean up every 1st Sunday of the month 12.00 – 12.30

Sunday 6th Mach is the first of our regular Sunday Garden clean ups. We will be on site between 12.00 – 12.30 ( longer if needed) Come meet your neighbours and help keep the garden tidy. Bring gloves and rubbish bags if you have.

Herb Garden Kick Off Sunday 6th March 12.30

If you want to get involved with planning, building or planting the herb beds join us on Sunday 6th March in the gardens. No experience necessary!
We will be outlining our proposals to utilise our Capital Growth Grant and putting place a plan to build and plant the beds – we aim to complete them by early summer.

Snowdrops and Crocus

February 9, 2011

This week the first snowdrops and crocus have opened in the community garden. Many bulbs are pushing their way through turf and soil.

Celebrate the start of our success in transforming the space and those early signs of spring. Pop down to the garden now!

News on the herb bed construction and weekly clean ups coming soon.

We love worms! Hague School’s Bulb Plant.

November 26, 2010

Pam, Danny and Andrew were joined on Thursday 18th November by 16 children from Hague Primary School to plant bulbs in the community Garden. Judy Coles head teacher, provided the bulbs and tools for children who live close to the garden. With great excitement they eagerly seized upon the task in their lunch break. As soon as a worm was discovered they all wanted one! Worms were returned to their homes and three small beds either side of the eastern entrances were planted with daffs and other spring bulbs.

Judy is going to follow up with some class work and we hope the children will be providing ‘ we planted here’ signs.

This was a great start to working with the school and we hope they will continue to be involved with the project– we certainty had fun!

Every one is now looking forward to a spectacular spring flower show