A number of workshops will take place at the new community garden in Ray Park this summer.
Willow sculptor and artist Stephen Stockbridge will lead a willow weaving workshop on 20 May, showing participants how to weave hurdles for garden fencing by hand. On 3 June, medical herbalists from Community Apothecary will explain the basics of growing, harvesting, preparing and using plant medicine for botanical remedies.
Both events run from 10am to 3pm and are free to attend (funded by Groundwork London).
“Alongside these workshops, we’ll hold volunteer gardening days on 21 May and 4 June to continue to improve this new community space. And there’ll be more events to come in July and August,” said Lydia Fraser-Ward of the Woodford Greeners, which has led the project to create the community garden.