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Dig The Park!

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by Bastion Harrison (subscribe)
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Help Brockwell Park's Gardens Grow
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Brockwell Park is described as the 'green lung' of Brixton's community. Founded in 1811, the estate continues to grow, and keeps people contact with the natural environment. It is a place to find peace away from the urban surroundings, and is great place for families to enjoy the scenery, play, and get involved.

The park is always looking for volunteers to help out with the gardening, and every fourth Sunday of the month they hold a Dig The Park! event where everyone can get down and dirty.

On Sunday 24th February between 10.30am-12.30pm, there will be a junior dig at Community Greenhouse. Kids over five will learn vital gardening skills, have fun, and help keep the park beautiful.
You can also do your bit with some horticultural volunteering. Between 11am-3pm you will be able to help with the conservation of the park. The programme includes pruning, clearing overgrown areas planting shrubs, herbaceous plants & bulbs, and trimming the native hedgerows to encourage wildlife. Everyone will also be able to help build Insect Hotels and Stag Beetle Loggeries.

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The next event will be on Sunday 24th March and will include sowing seeds and planting a wildflower slope by the Lido cafe. Once you're done, pop into the cafe for some complimentary hot soup.
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Why? Help out and have fun
When: Every 4th Sunday of the month
Phone: 020 7926 6283
Where: Brockwell Park
Cost: Free
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