There were plenty of delicious bright red tomatoes in the garden this year, of all shapes and sizes. But as the evenings drew in and the record breaking, baking summer finally cooled off, ripening slowed, and for tomatoes was pretty much over. With a mild reprise even in mid November, ripening can continue, if slowly. But with this mild and often damp weather there is the increasing risk of late tomato blight spoiling those last pickings…
Shruland TRA hosted a Hackney Winter Night Shelter thank you lunch for their volunteers at the weekend. Over 40 pizzas were baked in the community’s wood fired pizza oven and were complimented by fresh salads grown in the garden.
Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS) is a volunteer-run project that provides temporary accommodation for homeless people seven nights per week during the coldest months of the year.
As part of the Capital Growth’s Urban Harvest, Shrubland community garden and kitchen held a preserving vegetable session in the garden. Residents led on different types of preserving. There was preserving in oil, by fermentation, in vinegar and heat.
On the 3rd February 12-4pm, there was a march in Central London to keep up the struggle for proper NHS funding. For those who couldn’t make it but wanted to discuss these issues and find ways to fight to defend the NHS as we know it, residents organised a village gathering on a very cold and rainy afternoon Shrubland Road.
Shrubland community garden and kitchen held a pumpkin festival to highlight all the delicious dishes we can make using pumpkins. So next time, you carve a pumpkin use the flesh … Read more
The children’s gardening club organised a ratatouille event for the children who have been involved in growing vegetables in the children’s box. Six children attended. They harvested some vegetables and … Read more
The Shrubland Road Food Festival Street Party was held on Sunday 23rd July. Last year’s wildly successful, first-ever Shrubland Road Street Party was a difficult act to follow, but all … Read more
Kids Street Party – Sunday 11 June, from 1pm Join us for a bouncy castle, BBQ food, kids’ games, face painting and more! Cooking Classes – Over the next few … Read more
On a very hot Sunday afternoon, the gardening club met to harvest vegetables from the community plot and to turn them into lunch. Marjon led this session with the help … Read more
Piers was the chef for this session, using seasonal vegetables from the garden. Piers has experience as a sous chef at River Cottage so it was great to see him … Read more
Fernando got everyone involved in chopping and straining the tomatoes for the Gazpacho soup, which is a cold soup. In total we chopped and strained 5 kilos of tomatoes and … Read more
On a warm Saturday afternoon Bhavna and Nirmala cooked up some traditional recipes from Gujarat. They made vegetarian Pullao rice and Kadhi which is a warm yoghurt dish with spices. … Read more
A series of cooking sessions, part of the cooking and growing project, is now underway, starting on Saturday 24th June and culminating with the street food festival on 23rd July. … Read more
When Shrubland TRA treasurer Peter Jarvis set about his growbox early in spring 2016, he had a vision: onions, potatoes, leeks, celeriac, some fresh herbs, all grown in his growbox … Read more
Shrubland TRA has won Big Lottery funding for a street growing and cooking project. The Big Lottery Celebrate England grants were for holding a one off event which celebrates a … Read more
In a ceremony attended by members of his family, friends and neighbours, the TRA installed a garden bench in the growbox area in commemoration of Charlie Wright, a long time … Read more
Shrubland Road residents held their first street party in living memory yesterday, Sunday 12 June. The road was closed off for a day of family-friendly activities, including face-painting, a disco … Read more