Companions Summer 2022 Workshops


It has been an exciting growing season with our Companions #workshops. Including a wide range of teaching #greenskills, #cooking, #art, #textiles and more, here in the heart of #Poplar. These are the upcoming workshops for the summer 2022 programme in association with Leap Micro AD, RUrban, Leaders in Community, Wen, Hill and Poplar HARCA.


Local Blues - Wood Dyeing and Printing Workshop

Date: 7th July 2022 | Time: 12:00-14:30 | Location: R-Urban Poplar

Join us for a day exploring native to England indigo dye from Woad plant. We will learn to print & dye fabric with this beautiful blue colour, while exploring the importance of living and sourcing locally.


Natural Dye and Making Vision Flags

Date: 7th July 2022 | Time: 16:00-19:00 | Location: R-Urban Poplar

workshop we will make community flags which we will explore our hopes and collective visions for the future of Poplar and the Planet. Our final creations will proudly live around R-Urban as reminders of our shared values and dreams.


Hydroponic Salad Growing

Date: 16th July 2022 |Time: 13:00-17:00 | Location: R-Urban Poplar

Join us to learn all about hydroponic growing. We'll assemble a hydroponic salad tower, fill it with homegrown salad plugs and feed it with digestate (liquid fertiliser) from our Anaerobic Digester system. Please bring some lunch with you.


Drop-In Gardening Session

Date: 21st July 2022 | Time: 11:00-16:00 | Location: Teviot Centre

A day of gardening in the shared garden space at the Teviot Centre. Come down and get your hands dirty, planting, growing and managing the garden. Seedlings will be provided for you to take home!


Courgette Harvesting

Date: 28th July 2022 | Time: 17:00-18:30 | Location: Teviot Centre

Learn how to look after your courgettes, how to harvest selectively and use the growing space for other plants.


Courgette Cooking

Date: 28th July 2022 | Time: 18:30-20:00 | Location: R-Urban Poplar

Learn how to look after your courgettes, how to harvest selectively and use the growing space for other plants.



Summer Harvest

Date: 4th August 2022 | Time: 17:00-18:30 | Location: Teviot Centre

Learn about how to make the most of your veg patch through harvesting. We'll pick kale, chard, lettuce, beans and tomatoes that we planted at the Teviot Centre. You can even take some home with you.


Harvest Cooking

Date: 4th August 2022 | Time: 18:30-20:00 | Location: R-Urban Poplar

We'll make a delicious fresh food with ingredients picked at the Teviot Centre. Summer eating at its best!


Drop-in Gardening

Date: 11th August 2022 | Time: 11:00-16:00 | Location: Teviot Centre

A day of gardening in the shared garden space at the Teviot Centre. Come down and get your hands dirty, planting, growing and managing the garden. Seedlings will be provided for you to take home!


Introduction to Fermentation

Date: 18th August 2022 | Time: 17:00-19:30 | Location: R-Urban Poplar

Learn how to make delicious pickles and ferments using homegrown produce so that you can enjoy your summer harvest into the autumn and winter months.


Bengali Feast

Date: 25th August 2022 | Time: 17:00-19:30 | Location: R-Urban Poplar

Join us for a Bengali feast making the most of seasonal produce and resourceful cooking!


Seeds

Date | Time | Location - TBC

Learn all about how to collect seeds from your summer crop, how to look after them until next growing season, and how to best germinate them.



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