A one-acre permaculture project, The Castle Garden produces food for The Castle Cafe, acts as a venue for events, is an educational resource and is an important local wildlife habitat.
Fri 9/9/2016 at 16:56 by Claire Lee
Our September Garden event is Urban Harvest Feast Day
A time to celebrate all the wonderful food that we've enjoyed from the garden throughout the year, and all the efforts of people and creatures that have helped it to flourish.
Wed 6/7/2016 at 10:08 by Lauren Ballard
Tue 5/7/2016 at 9:15 by Lauren Ballard
Families from Tower Hamlets attended a fun day, in spite of a morning of gales and downpours, focussed on health and well-being.
The day combined climbing sessions, with a nature discovery walk along the local New River path to the London Wildlife Trust’s recently opened Woodberry Wetlands, yoga, and garden activities - exploring the Castle Garden, seed sowing, harvesting leaves and herbs, making pizzas with healthy garden grown toppings, firing them in the cob oven and eating together at the end!
Sun 26/6/2016 at 12:11 by Lauren Ballard
Sean Hearn will be running a Sustainable Beekeeping Course at the Castle, on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July.
To give you a sense of the course's approach, here's a link to his blog
Drop by on Saturday 18th June to take a fresh look at the garden accompanied by the poems of Ellen Cranitch, Poet in Residence for the day, and other poets.
Contribute to a community poem inspired by the garden, the historic building and climbing!
There will also be art and crafts activities for children.
Are you an experienced gardener and horticulturalist? Have you worked with volunteers, especially growing food? Are you a practical, hands on sort of person? Do you work well in a team?
The Castle is looking to recruit a part time Community Food Grower to work 2 days per-week in its 1-acre kitchen garden (Mondays and Thursdays).
Wed 20/4/2016 at 14:57 by Lauren Ballard
This year for May Day we will be celebrating nettles!
Join us to celebrate the common stinging nettle - find out how they are beneficial to our health, about the wildlife they support, and how they can be used to make clothes, beer and more!
Mon 11/4/2016 at 16:05 by Lauren Ballard
Having a clear out this spring?
If you've got some clothes that you don't wear/need anymore then why not bring them along to the clothes swap event?...they might be just the thing that someone else is looking for, and you could find something new for yourself there too!