Gardening Thymes is a fantastic grassroots programme for anyone interested in gardening and it’s right on the doorstep of Greatfield residents. It was started by Active Newham five years ago, but the volunteers were encouraged to take on the running of the group and the gardening sessions are now entirely volunteer-run. They set their own… Read More Gardening Thymes: a grassroots gardening project
This Sunday a small group of us braved the early morning cold to become ‘citizen scientists’ and undertake the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch in East Ham’s Central Park. The Big Garden Bird Watch invites anyone and everyone to spend an hour watching and recording the birds and other wildlife in their garden or local… Read More Discovering East Ham’s exotica with the Big Garden Bird Watch
(Please excuse the dodgy pun.) GRA member Susan has been keeping up with the beautiful flora that has graced our area since spring. Here are the fruits of her photographic labours!
Following our post on foods to forage in Greatfield, here’s how to get closer to nature at upcoming events with London Bushcraft. The Forage and the Feast East Ham Nature Reserve and Red Door Studios. 10 July Discover what delights can be foraged in East Ham Nature Reserve and what can be prepared from the plants available. Followed… Read More How to survive in the wild (East!) with London Bushcraft
Ever wanted to live more connected with nature but didn’t think it was possible in our urban location? Well, think again, as Wendy from London Bushcraft talks us through the edible plants to keep your eyes peeled for in Greatfield in autumn. Also check out her upcoming foraging and bushcraft events! Elderberry Elderberry is used to boost the immune… Read More Foraging and Bushcraft in East Ham
Autumn is definitely here, and has brought with it to E6 all shades of glorious red, orange, yellow and gold… By GRA members Suzy (with a little help from honorary member John) and Ella
Two years ago we found a wonderful little meadow on the banks of the Thames at the entrance to the Royal Dock, squeezed between the Thames Walk and the river. If you looked across at just the right spot it was possible to believe nothing had changed for hundreds of years. Until, that is, the… Read More We Thought They Were Lost and Now They’re Found – rare wildflowers in East London