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    Hammersmith Community Gardens Association is a local environmental charity set up in 1984, we manage four community gardens in Hammersmith and Fulham.

    HCGA has a range of projects which include conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, health and wellbeing projects, environmental playschemes and environmental education in local schools.

    We also assist local groups in the design, plan and management of their green spaces. We promote environmental sustainability within the borough and manage our sites to maximise biodiversity and encourage wildlife.

    Check out what we’ve been up to in the community recently!

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    Art in the Garden Course for adults

    We are very excited to announce that we will be running a short course, ‘Art in the Garden’ led by artist Renata Fernandez Zarauza who has been leading art workshops for adults and children for many years in London and is excited to share various art techniques on this fun, five-week course culminating in a trip to Kew Gardens.

    *The course is for residents of Kensington and Chelsea
    It is a 5 week course so participants are expected to attend the whole 5 weeks
    *Each week you will learn different art mediums while exploring the topic of art in the garden and you will have your own beautiful art works to take home each week
    *No experience is required for this course
    *All resources will be provided for you
    *There will be access to toilets and drinking water and we will have gazebos/classrooms in case it rains.

    Course Outline:

    Thursday 1st July 2021 at the Canalside Centre – 2pm-3:30pm - Create a cyanotype print to make your own nature-inspired tea towel

    Thursday 8th July 2021 at the Canalside Centre, The Boat House Centre, Canal Cl, London W10 5AY – 2pm-3:30pm - Using gel plate technique to create a mono-print

    Thursday 15th July 2021 at Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses – 2pm-3:30pm - Painting en plein-air at our glasshouses at Ravenscourt Park

    Thursday 22nd July 2021 at Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses – 2pm-3:30pm - Collective collage and painting

    Thursday 29th July 2021 Trip to Kew Gardens – 10am-2pm - Drawing and sketching trip to Kew Gardens

    Booking is essential: bookings@hcga.org.uk
    More info via link in bio or via hcga.org.uk/events

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    •Plant sale this Saturday 26th June, 10am-1pm•

    🌿Come on down and pick up some plants grown by our staff and volunteers at Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses.

    🌻Veg, herbs and bedding plants at for sale as well as full and 1/2 bags of Sylvagrow, peat free compost!

    •Find us next to the cafe truck by the bowling green
    •We will be accepting cash and card payments
    •More info via link in bio or visit: HCGA.org.uk/events
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    Free event for Carers in Westminster!

    We are running a Houseplants and Herbs Propagation workshop for carers this Thursday 10th June from 3:30-5:30pm at The Beethoven Centre with the @carers_network

    Bookings essential via: events@carers-network.org.uk or more info via link in bio
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    Discover the healing properties of herbs and make your own natural gifts on our fun five-week course.

    🌿Sessions are open to adults and will be held at North Kensington Library every Wednesday.

    Wednesday 16th June- make your own lavender body balm

    Wednesday 23rd June- make your own lavender bags and body scrub

    Wednesday 30th June- make your own flower petal bath bombs

    Wednesday 7th July- make your own natural lip balm

    Wednesday 14th July- make your own natural pot pourri

    🌸 Bookings essential via: bookings@hcga.org.uk
    For more info go via link in bio.

    *All resources and materials will be provided and each week you will have a lovely homemade gift to take home.
    *The course is available for RBK&C residents
    *Class size limited to 6 adults
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    Volunteering can help: connect you to others, improve your mental and physical health, and bring fun and fulfillment to your life.

    To learn more about volunteering with HCGA or other ways you can help, email: info@hcga.org.uk

    #nationalvolunteerweek #volunteer @hammersmith_community_gardens #PhoenixFarmInWhiteCity #communitygarden #cityfarm #greentherapy #greenthumbs
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    Following Native American agricultural expertise (esp. Iroquois), we started traditional Three Sisters mounds with corn seedlings (conquerer and earlibird) and #kewgardens Blue bean seeds. Next week, we'll add the third sister! #wednesdaywisdom #phoenixfarminwhitecity ...

    Watch our video of our growing project on Fisherton Estate, Westminster:

    Our gardens may be teeming with wildlife, but it’s not just the birds who are tweeting!

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    New short course! ‘Art in the Garden’ led by artist Renata Fernandez Zarauza who has been leading art workshops for many years. You will learn various art techniques on this five-week course plus a trip to #KewGardens
    Bookings@hcga.org.uk
    More info via: http://HCGA.org.uk/events

    Exploring the streets of west London today discovering the sights and history around Portobello Rd. Thanks for a most enjoyable ramble @urbanwiselondon and @HCGAGardens

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    Plant sale this Saturday 26th June, 10am-1pm. Come on down&pick up some plants grown by our staff and volunteers at #RavenscourtParkGlasshouses Veg, herbs&bedding plants for sale as well as full and 1/2 bags of Sylvagrow, peat free compost! More info via http://HCGA.org.uk/events

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