Category Archives: Croydon Federation of Allotment and Garden Societies

National Allotment Week highlights benefits of garden produce

Bluebird Care Croydon is going green this month and is backing National Allotments Week, which begins tomorrow. The National Allotment Society strives to protect, promote and preserve allotments. Their campaign has been running annually for the last 18 years and … Continue reading

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Butler in U-turn over parks protection: ‘Nothing to see here’

Alison Butler, the Croydon Council cabinet member responsible for planning, has made a U-turn over the future planning status of the borough’s parks. On Saturday, Inside Croydon reported how the government planning inspector had rejected Croydon Council’s efforts to apply … Continue reading

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Parkhill Allotments Open Day, Aug 13

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Gardening charity plants the seeds of a volunteering scheme

A gardening charity is seeking volunteers to help more Croydon residents grow their own food with confidence and success. Garden Organic, working with Croydon Council’s Food Flagship programme, is recruiting more Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are volunteers who help people … Continue reading

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Pop-up farm seeks new homes for 20,000 crocus corms

Ally McKinlay has got a few thousand crocus corms on his hands, and he needs your help to distribute them. Saffron Central was the pop-up spice farm set-up on the site of Taberner House, next to Queen’s Gardens in central … Continue reading

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Volunteers get together to help maintain Croydon’s park life

Our environmental affairs correspondent, CHRIS PECKHAM, reports on a new group established to safeguard our green spaces Last week saw the latest meeting of the fledgling Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum: a group that brings together all of the … Continue reading

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Croydon Green Fair, North End, June 14

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Croydon Ecology Centre open weekend: June 8-9

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House is staging its summer open weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9. Open from 11am to 5pm both days, entry is free. At 3pm each day, there is a guided tour of the … Continue reading

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Shabden Park Farm’s open day: June 9

Shabden Park Farm, down the Chipstead Valley Road from Coulsdon, is playing its part in Open Farm Sunday this weekend, from 10am to 4pm on June 9. There will be sheep shearing demonstrations, with working sheep dogs being used to … Continue reading

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Transition Network founder to launch book in Crystal Palace

Rob Hopkins, the co-founder of the Transition Network, is coming to Crystal Palace next month for the British launch of his book The Power of Just Doing Stuff. “We are particularly pleased that Crystal Palace Transition Town is mentioned and … Continue reading

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Ecology Centre staging plant “bring and buy”: May 12

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield on Coombe Lane is staging a plant, seed and seedling sale this Sunday, May 12, from noon to 4.30pm. Admission is free. “If you’re looking for something pretty to plant in your garden or … Continue reading

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Fairtrade “Foodstock Fortnight” is coming to Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Transition Town is staging a fortnight of food events, and is taking bookings now for a special meal on Sunday, March 3 at the Domali on Westow Street. Bookings for the meal – £22.50, with proceeds going to … Continue reading

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Get £5 just for counting the birds in your garden

The RSPB – the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds – is again staging a backyard wildlife safari that naturalists aged from four to 94 can take part in at the end of this month. And anyone who registers … Continue reading

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Ready, set, go: trowels at the ready to bury a bad idea

An initiative by the Royal Horticultural Society inspires SUSAN OLIVER to start thinking how the idea of competition is doing more harm than we think There is a lot of competitions on television these days. Contests involving baking, cooking, singing, … Continue reading

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Concrete Croydon gets a pop-up youth club: for one night only

For one summer’s evening only, Croydon is going to be able to enjoy having a youth service. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. “The Croydon Club” will have an official opening. And then it will close just four hours later. … Continue reading

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