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Common People

May 13, 2022 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Common People

Common People is back! Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to hold our annual Common People event in 2020 & 2021, but this year we’re returning to the Bandstand to kick-off a series of Summer Concerts on the Common. Common People will have live music on  the Bandstand provided by local performers. Would youRead more …

Good to Grow Seed Sowing & Sharing

Apr 13, 2022 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Good to Grow Seed Sowing & Sharing

With spring bustin’ out all over it’s time to start some serious seed sowing! On Saturday 24th April we’ll joining other gardeners across London for Capital Growth’s Good to Grow 2022 by holding a Seed Sowing & Sharing event in our community garden. We’ll be sowing peashoots to grow on windowsills, along with sunflowers andRead more …

Composting Workshop

Apr 1, 2022 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Composting Workshop

At the end of last year we held an introduction to composting workshop to kickstart the use of the three new bays on the site beside our garden – see blog post. The first section of our composting bays is now full and ready to be moved along to the second bay. With space toRead more …

Over 55s Grown-Up Gardening & Wild Times

Dec 4, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Over 55s Grown-Up Gardening & Wild Times

Through the spring, summer and autumn we have been running our over 55s Grown-Up Gardening sessions in partnership with Froglife’s Wild Times – part of their Leaping Forward for Dementia project. Froglife’s Leaping Forward for Dementia Project dementia-friendly Wild Times. But now the winter is upon us it’s way too cold to continue holding the sessionsRead more …

Bandstand Beds Association AGM

Nov 27, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Bandstand Beds Association AGM

Our annual general meeting is open to all BBA members. Agenda Welcome, introductions and apologies Minutes from 2021 AGM Chair’s report Treasurer’s report Election of officers and trustees Future programme – events and workshops AOB For more information about taking part at Bandstand Beds and becoming a member, click on this link or drop usRead more …

February Pruning Workshop

Nov 23, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on February Pruning Workshop

  Here at Bandstand Beds, we’re often asked if anything happens in our community garden in the cold, winter months when not much is growing. There’s always something to do, and this is the time of year when we’re looking forward and preparing the garden for the next growing season. To ensure healthy growth andRead more …

Feast & Car Free Celebration

Aug 30, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Feast & Car Free Celebration

Since BBA began in 2013 we’ve held an annual feast to celebrate our summer’s harvest, but sadly due to Covid restrictions in 2020 this wasn’t possible. So, this year we’re planning an extra-special event – a Feast & Car Free Celebration on Clapham Common’s Windmill Drive. As well as feastilicious food made from our homegrownRead more …

Composting for Beginners Workshop

Aug 21, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Composting for Beginners Workshop

Since Bandstand Beds Association (BBA) began we’ve had a long-held ambition to compost all our garden waste. Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and in-kind support from Lambeth Council in August worked started on installing three composting bays on the site adjacent to our garden. Now complete, we will be using theseRead more …

Seed-saving Workshop

Aug 4, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Seed-saving Workshop

Ever wanted save seeds from your own or friends’ plants but have no idea how to go about it? Join us for this workshop with Patrick McCabe to learn the basics of saving seed to become a more self-sufficient gardener and save money, by not having to buy commercially produced seeds. Patrick McCabe has beenRead more …

Grown Up Gardening’s Back!

Apr 27, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Grown Up Gardening’s Back!

It”s been a tough time for lots of older people during Covid, including lots of our members who have been unable to come along the garden because they’ve been shielding. Now, with most over 55s having received the vaccine and with the easing of restrictions, we’re able to invite our members back along to theRead more …