Category Archives: Growing

Gardening and other growing project information is found below, a collection of posts from Grow Wild UK.

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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 […]

Did you like the sunflowers? Please share your feedback…

The sunflower season for 2014 has now come full circle! We recently completed the final stage of the project to harvest and distribute the seeds, clear the ground and sow new seeds. This year we planted a massive 1,300 sunflowers along the A2 – one of the most polluted roads in the UK. Planting took place on 13 […]