We’ve seen our parks and waterways in Thamesmead gain a lot of popularity during coronavirus pandemic. We have an abundance of nature in Thamesmead, and we’d like to connect more people with it so they can take advantage of the benefits it brings.
We have now launched our Making Space for Nature Spice and Season kits. The kits include parsley, coriander, fennel and chillies, as well as for instructions for growing lemon trees and garlic from scraps. To get helpful tips on how to grow your seeds, click here.
In July we sent out more than 300 Summer Salad Kits to Thamesmead residents. The kit included some seeds (lettuce, basil, tomatoes, broad beans), dry compost and a ‘how to guide’ – everything you’d need to start growing your own food either inside out outside. If you want to be the first to know about any future giveaways and activities, then please sign up to our newsletter below.
Local schools programme
We work with many primary and secondary schools in Thamesmead to introduce children to nature. Last year over 2,000 children visited Tump 53 to learn about woodland, meadow and grassland habitats and the wider environment. We are following the latest government guidance, and we hope to reopen Tump 53 to school children in September 2020. If you’d like more information about Tump 53 or our schools' programme, please contact [email protected]
How can I get involved?
We’ve been exploring new ways of working with the local community so you can discover and enjoy all the natural beauty Thamesmead has to offer.
Through working with the community, we’ve set up a monthly Thamesmead Nature Forum which is where residents come to have their say about the future of Thamesmead’s open spaces. Join us and other members of your community who are enthusiastic about nature and their local area. As the forum, we hold talks about the nature and landscape in Thamesmead as well as sharing ideas and discussing solutions.
We’ve been recently holding these online via zoom, so we can get as many people involved as we can. To find out how you can get involved in the next forum, please visit our 'What's On' section.
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