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The Secret Orchard & Bird Talk Sunday 20 November – Cafe Crema

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On Sunday 20 November from 10am until 2pm there will be an Autumn Orchard planting session and talk at Cafe Crema.  Soil and tree expert, Paul Ritchens (Managing gardener for The Kings Cross Skip Gardens) will give a talk on fruit tree cultivation.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn about how to give trees the best possible start and tree care. The session starts with a short lecture on tree pruning techniques. You will also learn how to prune existing soft fruit (mainly raspberries). Perfect for people wanting to learn about fruit tree care and pruning and those about to start planting their own gardens..perfect too if you have trees and canes that you’re not sure how to prune to get maximum yield/longevity and health.

Also The London Wildlife Trust and Café Crema present…

Between 12pm-2pm, bird specialist Diane Wallace, wildlife educator from the London Wildlife Trust. This workshop teaches you all about the fantastic variety of birds in urban gardens and how you can attract them to your garden.

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Tina Phillips/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

This will include:

  • Dos and don’ts on feeding birds
  • Make your own mini bird-feeder
  • Build your own bird box, all materials provided

Families and children welcome

Please note for safety reasons, children must be accompanied by an adult for the bird box making 

Future Events

There will be follow up workshops throughout the year at key points in the tree calendar to check on and carry on learning about the trees. Tree planters get to name trees, and can also come back when the trees are fruiting and take a bag home to eat or cook with.

We have some secateurs and spades, but if you have your own please bring along too…tea and coffee and soft drinks will be complementary (fair trade and organic from Café Crema…) Hot soup and bread will be available as well.

Free, refreshments and light lunch provided. Family friendly.

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