Planting and watering at the Royal Free Permaculture Garden

Tue 27 Mar 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Permaculture Site at the Heath Strange Garden, Royal Free Hospital
Hampstead Green/Rowland Hill Street


The Royal Free Hospital has very kindly given Transition Belsize a plot of land for food growing. It’s in the Heath Strange Garden above the hospital car park. The plan is to plant fruit trees, fruit bushes and medicinal herbs, and to install raised beds so that the children at the hospital primary school can learn how to grow food.

On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March we - 25 volunteers - moved five tons of compost on to the site by hand and then planted fruit trees in sunken barrels so that the roots don't penetrate into the hospital department below the garden. We also planted some fruit bushes and some rhubarb (for Alexis!).

This Tuesday (26th March), from 2pm to 7pm, we'll be on-site again - to plant more fruit bushes, to water the trees and bushes we've already planted and to start making paths out of wood chip.

Do join us if you can.

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