How London-wide garden sharing initiative, Lend and Tend, ran Grow Well, Feel Well Day in central Croydon


By - Sunday 10th July, 2016

On Saturday 9th July, the Lend and Tend project organised a day of activities and information to encourage Croydonians to share gardens and grow their own food.


Image by Lend and Tend, used with permission.

Release begins: Grow Well, Feel Well Day was held on Saturday 9th July on the roof of Fairfield Halls NCP carpark, on Hazledean Road, transformed for the day into Croydon’s only rooftop community garden with activities for all the family. City wide, community gardens were galvanised by food growing network Capital Growth so that communities can Grow Well and Feel Well and cultivate mind, body and soil.

Lend and Tend, the latest website available to help you garden-share, worked in partnership with Croydon’s only rooftop cinema The Lost Format Society and created Croydon’s only rooftop community garden for the whole of Croydon to share this summer.

Last Saturday on the rooftop garden there were activities for all the family based on growing your own food, outdoor yoga, activities with clay, cookery and woodcraft with Go Wild With Us.

The British Film Institute also joined in with workshops on creating fun silent films out of doors. The films will be screened as part of the CROYDON SILENT FILM FESTIVAL later this summer.

There was a seed swap with Capital Growth so that gardeners could exchange and try growing something different. There were lessons on how to build a raised bed with recycled materials and gardening advice from Croydon Master gardeners along with outdoor giant garden games, sports on the screens at the undercover bar and of course there was the cinema in the evening.

All in all, the day was a big success. And remember: if you have a garden you can’t manage or if you don’t have a garden and wished you did, you too can share gardens and get PatchMatched with LendandTend.com.

Release ends.

Release sender: Lend and Tend.

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