Volunteers wanted! Help plant trees at Hither Green Station, SAT 07 March

The Hither Green Community Association is committed to improving the environment around the train station.

To that end we are working with the Woodland Trust to plant tree and shrub saplings on Springbank Road embankment.

Date: Saturday 7 March

Time: 11am- 2pm

Location: Meet Platform 1 entrance to Hither Green Station, on Springbank Road SE13 6SS.

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We will be planting saplings, clearing bramble and making new loggeries to encourage more hedgehogs to colonise the embankment.

Lunch, safety boots, and equipment will be provided.

Clothing: Jeans/ thick trousers, long sleeves and layers!

Sorry, over 18s only please.

Fill Your Garden For Free! Lewisham Seed Swap, Saturday 21 February! @LewishamSeeds

Inspired by Brighton’s Seedy Sunday, we’re having a BIG Seed Swap at the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford this coming Saturday

Date: Sat 21 February 
Time: 13:00–16:00 
Venue: Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden, Reginald Road, SE8 4RS

How It Works: Bring your old seeds to swap for something new.
It’s a great chance to fill your garden for FREE while saving £££!

We’ve also got some lovely experts doing gardening workshops too!

  • 5 Easy veg to grow in containers -by Dig This Nursery,
  • Grow/ Your Own Bouquets– by Flowers by Shamini
  • Gardening for wildlife- by Alison Marsden
  • Gardeners’ Questions with Alison Marsden of Woolly Green and Gardening by Design
Our Amazing Venue: The Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford were winners of an ITV People’s Millions Award in 2014. This former primary school is now creating fantastic, natural play spaces for children and run exciting workshops in den-making and imaginative play. They even have a tree house!
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Make a Meadow at Hither Green Station- Saturday 20 September.

First session: Saturday 20 September. 

Next month local residents are getting together to transform the rather scrubby and weedy entrance to Hither Green Station.

The Hither Green Association and FUSS are inviting residents to join them in preparing the area for a new meadow.  Now there’s a thing!

The multiple embankments at Hither Green Station form a key part of the Green Corridor allowing plants and animals species to move from rural Kent into the City and back.

The embankments and railway sidings are home to several plant species not found elsewhere in the Borough,  and over the past two years a hedgehog colony has moved into the Springbank Road embankment.

This new project is a chance for the Staplehurst Road side to catch up being done on Springbank Road. It is hoped the new meadow habitat will attract butterflies and bees as well as be a a darn site more attractive than the litter-strewn weed-fest which currently greets commuters.

Boots and all equipment will be provided,  just bring yourselves and en energy drink or two!!

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Hither Green: New Gardens sought for Open Gardens Sunday

Open Gardens Sunday, Sunday 18 May

Time: 1-5pm
A Hither Green Festival event.

Open Gardens Sunday is always one of the highlights of the HG Festival. Locals visit gardens and pick up ideas about what is possible in their own gardens.  So if you live in Hither Green and are happy to welcome fellow gardeners, do get in touch! 

Contact: info@ourhithergreen.com to put your garden on the Open Gardens Tour.

The full Hither Green Festival Programme has been announced.

Deadline for ‘Grow Wild’ for wildflower Meadow funding

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What’s on offer

Communities across the UK can get from £500 – £5000 of funding to create their own Grow Wild community site – deadline for English, Welsh and Northern Irish applications is 6 January 2014.
If you’re looking to do something more ambitious get £120,000 of funding to create a Grow Wild flagship site in England – deadline for expressions of interest is 14 February 2014

What would you do

Get creative and use your skills to transform a space in your community into a wild flower talking point? Turn your street into a hive of colour and sow a haven for local bees? Or get together and do something more unexpected? We would love to see!

Get your friends and neighbours involved – with a little help from Grow Wild – and do something positive for your local area, and have lots of fun doing it.
More information

For more information about Grow Wild, please check out our funding page to find out who can apply, what we’re looking for and important dates for your diary.

London Open House: Cream teas and tours at the St Mungo’s Centre- Sat 21 Sept

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London Open House: the St Mungo’s Spring Gardens Centre on Ennersdale Road is having an Open Day on Saturday 21st September.

St Mungo’s is one of Britain’s largest charities supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They provide a bed, warm room and so much more to thousands of people in London and across the South – from hostels to semi-independent flats, from psychotherapy services to life-skills and job opportunities.

As part of London Open House weekend, the Spring Gardens project in Hither Green will be welcoming members of the public in to the centre to meet project workers and clients and to hear more about their work in our local area.

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IMG-20130915-06299Spring Gardens is a purpose-built hostel for homeless people, offering high-quality accommodation for 85 residents in buildings arranged around a courtyard, beautiful garden with a chicken pen and kitchen garden.

The centre itself is light, open and airy and with additional training spaces.

Project: St Mungo’s Spring Gardens

 Date: Saturday 21st September

Time: 1-4.30pm

 Address: St Mungo’s, 1 Arlington Close, (off Ennersadle Road) London SE13 6JQ

 We’ll be serving cream tea!

 For more information on the event please contact St Mungo’s, Spring Gardens directly on 020 8297 5930