This August in your and the Community Garden

Throughout July, we have been taking semi-ripe cuttings. People often find it confusing to remember which kind of cuttings we take and when. Short answer – from spring to mid summer we take soft wood cuttings, from midsummer until mid autumn we take semi-ripe cuttings, and after mid autumn (when the wood hardens), we take … More This August in your and the Community Garden

Hatcham House Co Working and Community Interest Space, New Cross

By Rosanna Head Hatcham House is a community workspace hub set in a restored building behind Hatcham Liberal Club in New Cross Gate south east London. It is run as a Community Interest Company operating on a very affordable membership basis. I visited the house last month to meet Steve one of the co-founders to … More Hatcham House Co Working and Community Interest Space, New Cross

Sydenham Brewery: Tapping into local talent

The sustainable Sydenham brewery This week, South East London Blog caught up with Sydenham social enterprise entrepreneur and Ignition Brewery director Will Evans, Claire Foster“When you ask someone with learning difficulties what they really want, they usually say a job and a relationship. Not just a job, they want a cool job. A company they … More Sydenham Brewery: Tapping into local talent

Skate Skills at South London’s Skate School….

South London based schoolofskate.co.uk started offering group skateboard lessons at the newly built Charlton Skatepark in late 2017. Last year they expanded to Folkestone Gardens skatepark at Deptford and this year to Victoria Park in Hackney. Stuart Hopper, Head Coach at School of Skate tells us a bit more about the school. ‘This Easter we have released some … More Skate Skills at South London’s Skate School….

Community Garden Blog: Spring Equinox

This month I take great pleasure in introducing a regular gardening contribution from the team at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (BPCG). Based in Brockwell Park, the Community Greenhouses is a community garden that includes an orchard, a series of demonstration gardens, a walled herb garden and two commercial-sized greenhouses. The team help people grow through learning … More Community Garden Blog: Spring Equinox

Sujan Katuwal of Panas Helping Hands: On a mission to cook 100k Free Meals

Sujan Katuwal, owner of Panas Gurkha Restaurant and Atul Kochar, Michelin star chef, are on a mission to cook 100k free meals for the NHS and homeless, and they are not going to stop there. Rosanna Head Sujan, his wife and the team have been working tirelessly since the beginning of last year to bring … More Sujan Katuwal of Panas Helping Hands: On a mission to cook 100k Free Meals

Theatre Peckham puts student’s mental health centre stage

Following the 2021 new year government announcement to stay home, Theatre Peckham has launched a world-class creative learning programme online to support the well-being and mental health of young people. A recent Ofsted report stated, ‘repeated isolation has chipped away at progress pupils have made… and had a negative impact on many children’s well-being.’ Theatre … More Theatre Peckham puts student’s mental health centre stage