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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 …

Diana’s Chutney Workshop

Apr 8, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Diana’s Chutney Workshop

  At the height of summer there is often a glut of fruit and veg harvested from the garden and a great way to save some for a rainy day – or Christmas with cheese and crackers – is to make chutney. One of our founder members, Diana Linskey, is a dab hand at chutneyRead more …

Good to Grow

Apr 7, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Good to Grow

  With spring bustin’ out all over it’s time to start some serious seed sowing! We’ll be joining Capital Growth’s national day of edible action by hosting a Good to Grow event in our community garden. We’ll be sowing sunflowers, squash and pea shoots to grow at home on windowsills, ready to plant outdoors whenRead more …

Bandstand Beds Association AGM

Jan 10, 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 2020 AGM Chair’s report Treasurer’s report Election of officers and trustees Safeguarding Future programme – events and workshops Parks update – Dr Iain Boulton AOB   If you would like to become part of our volunteer-run organisation,Read more …

Heading for extinction and what to do it…

Mar 7, 2020 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Heading for extinction and what to do it…

As gardeners we’re always concious of the weather and how it affects the plants we’re growing and our harvest. It’s always been chngeable, but now it seems to go to extremes. This has been one of the warmest and wettest winters on record… Heading for extinction and what to do about it is a talkRead more …

Sowing Seeds of Summer

Jan 30, 2020 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Sowing Seeds of Summer

Although it has the fewest days, the cold, dark month of February often feels like it will go on forever… But with a warm, sunny windowsill there’s light at the end of the tunnel – you can start sowing seeds ready for spring. At the end of last summer, we held a fantastic seed savingRead more …

Colour Your Common Tree Planting

Nov 9, 2019 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Colour Your Common Tree Planting

    The Colour Your Common wildflowers have been a fantastic addition to Clapham Common, and here’s an opportunity for you to help make this area even more beautiful next year. To mark National Tree Week the Mayor of London is giving away 55,000 trees and we’re getting 50 hedgerow whips to plant in twoRead more …