Working together to reduce oil-dependency and re-localise in Hackney
Time: February 21, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Passing Clouds
Street: 1 Richmond Road, off Kingsland Road
City/Town: London E8 4AA
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Event Type: social, film, talk, discussion
Organized By: seema patel
Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2012
Transition Hackney and Hackney Forest Garden are pleased to bring you an evening all about forest gardening. Forest gardens are designed to mimic forests by using different layers to provide food and other resources. Vertical layers - canopy, understorey, groundcover, soil and root systems – are utilised, just as you would see in natural woodland, but are designed by taking into account existing conditions and choosing plants that meet the identified needs. These principles can be translated to urban areas with the aim of producing food in a sustainable and minimal effort system.
This event marks the end of a year-long course run by Hackney Forest Garden, funded by the Local Food Fund, and is an opportunity to share the learning. We will be screening ‘A Forest Garden Year’ in which forest garden expert Martin Crawford leads a tour of his remarkable plot, transformed from a plain field into a cornucopia of edible and functional plants that works with natural processes to produce an abundance of food with a minimum of effort. We will be joined by speakers from inspiring local projects – Annie Chipchase from the Hackney Forest Garden and Jo Homan from Edible Landscapes London in Finsbury Park – and participants from the course will lead discussions on starting an urban forest garden by sharing their experiences and designs.
Come along to find out more about forest gardening, get information on how you can design a forest garden on any scale and hear about local projects you can get involved with. Bring along a veggie dish for the food share and any spare seeds you have to swap.
7.00pm - Food share - please bring a veggie dish to share
7.30pm - Annie Chipchase, Hackney Tree Nursery and Edible Forest Garden
7.45pm - Jo Homan, Edible Landscapes London
8.00pm - Film: ‘A Forest Garden Year with Martin Crawford’
8.50pm - Small group discussion on starting an urban forest garden
9.30pm - Seed Swap – bring any seeds you have to swap
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