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Congratulations to the Zimbabwe Association and Spitalfields City Farm - A Successful Collaboration!

Author and broadcaster Chris Baines presented The Zimbabwe Group with their Group volunteer Award from Garden Organic's Master Gardener programme last Saturday at their National Volunteer conference. The Zimbabwe Association  have been working closely with the farm to maintain the demonstration plot for the Sowing New Seeds project.

Wiz and Stella receiving their Group Award from Chris Baines on behalf of Garden Organic.

Fantastic crops such as African White Maize, Covo, Rugare have been grown from Africa; Lab Lab, Yard Long Beans, China Beans, Kodu,  from Asia; Chocho, Broad Leaved Thyme and Callaloo from the Carribbean and much much more.

Marian and Saul pricking out crops for the Sowing New Seeds demonstration plot.

Come down and learn how to save seed from many of these crops and get involved in garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library programme on Weds October 16th 11-3pm.

For more information and to book a place on this free workshop call 0207 247 8762 or email

Apple Day - Sunday 13th October

From 12 - 4pm


Line up:

Noon   Belles of London City Morris Dancers

2.00pm   Music from Teyr

2.30pm   Donkey rides


Throughout the afternoon:

The Bubble Man
Mulled apple juice and cider
Sales of traditional apples varieties
Chutney demonstration
Apple pressing
Apple pinata
Apple games and crafts


Sowing New Seeds Final Workshop

The farm has played host to Garden Organic's fascinating Sowing New Seeds project over the year. We have led 5 workshops at the farm and trips to gardens focussing on exotic non-UK vegetables. The idea behind Sowing New Seeds, which is is a Local Food Lottery funded project, is to collect and exchange tips within the community on the best ways to grow exotics in the UK, to share and collect  the seed from plants that have started to acclimatise themselves to UK conditions, to build a network of people and to share ways of cooking, AND eating together!


Our final workshop will be on Seed Saving and will be on Wednesday 16th October from 11am until 3 pm.

Please email if you would like to book a place or call 0207 247 8762.

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Olivia Burt