Friday, 15 July 2011

Summer in the Allotment Garden

Today the sun is shining and the allotment is flourishing. The potatoes came out of the ground this week and red turban squashes have gone in their place. Sweet potatoes are ready for planting too. Everything is going to need a good drink so just as well there is rain forecast for the weekend. This month we have harvested peas, mange tout, broad beans, French beans, potatoes, chard, salads, elephant garlic and shallots. Yum.

The Regent's Park Allotment Garden

The allotment garden lies in the heart of The Regent’s Park, on the corner of Chester Road and Inner Circle. The gate is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm. A dedicated team of Capital Growth volunteers manage the garden alongside staff and students from Capel Manor horticultural college next door. Capital Growth - a London-wide community food-growing initiative - runs an exciting programme of activities in the garden, including free open days, training sessions run by local experts, and sessions for local primary schools. We have had about 300 people through the gate at our 2011 open days, as well as 180 local primary school children just in the last 7 weeks.

Our next training session is Growing in Containers/Small Spaces, on Saturday 16th July, 10.30am to 1pm. Bookings can be made via