The New Trend of Rattan Furniture is Hitting the UK Summer 2018

As we move into the warm weather that’s hit the UK by storm, and when we aren’t planting new borders (see growing guides) we will start to think more about our next bbq, and for that we need some garden furniture to sit on. Now there is a new type of furniture that’s become popular […]

Another Marmalade Monday for New Cross, 7pm at 178 Cafe New Cross Road

Have you heard about our Marmalade Mondays? Making pasta together A very friendly atmosphere We haven’t made marmalade yet but  these informal community cooking sessions have grown to quite a large group.  Between 10 and 20 local folk turn up every Monday to prepare and cook a variety of different foods. Each week we have […]

Come and join our Chop and Chat sessions starting Monday 11th November

In partnership with JOY, Chop and Chat is starting during the day on Mondays at the newly opened Café 178 situated at 178 New Cross Road, across the road from the New Cross Gate Post Office, a few doors down from the White Hart Hotel. Roasted vegetables chopped for a warm salad Chopping together makes […]

A thousand sunflowers: a million smiles

Sunflowers for Change is back again for summer 2015!! Throughout April and May we’ll be recruiting volunteers to be part of this impactful community project. Now’s your chance to be part of the change – help in transforming the urban New Cross environment by creating bountiful habitats to improve biodiversity and create habitat for bees and birds. There are a wide variety […]

Somerville Playground’s garden transformation

We’re excited to announce a new Grow Wild short-term project, supported by London’s Capital Clean Up campaign! As part of the redevelopment at Somerville Adventure Playground, we’ll be helping transform part of the playgrounds garden to make way for the new building and to add new fruit trees, herbs and wildlife areas. Join in and […]

Sunflowers basking in the sunshine…the story so far

It’s been an epic journey for our sunflowers! A Grow Wild & New-XING collaboration formed in late April…our vision: to create a haven for bees with beautiful sunflowers, to transform New Cross Road (A2) and other nearby urban areas into an extraordinary bee-friendly environment! We didn’t have long to get the target of 1000 sunflowers […]

Somerville Adventure Playground – Kitchen Garden development

Grow Wild are working with Somerville to kick start and establish a kitchen garden and orchard in the playground. We plan to plant a mixture of perennial and annual crops, we will look at forest garden and permaculture principles, with the benefit of the space becoming low maintenance. We have been delivering fortnightly educational and […]

More fantastic workshops at Common Growth

Weeds…and their uses Saturday 11th May           10:30am – 12:30pm ~ Weed identification ~ Useful weeds ~ Organic weed control methods ~ Practical activity: weeding of raised beds; making Comfey ‘tea’ (plant fertilizer)   Kids workshop: Amazing and helpful bugs! Wednesday 29th May 10:30am – 12pm ~ Fun quiz/activity about bugs, and how they are […]

1000 Sunflowers for New Cross

Grow Wild are collaborating with New X-ING to transform New Cross Road (A2) and other nearby urban areas into an extraordinary bee-friendly environment! British bee numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years, affected by disease, chemicals and habitat loss. Bees are vital; they pollinate our food, keep farmers in business and help our gardens, parks […]