We are delighted to be partnering with SSAW Collective for a weekend of talks and workshops, here at Water Lane. Taking place on either Saturday 19th March or Sunday 20th March to coincide with the Spring Equinox, each one-day event will bring together speakers from the world of horticulture to share their knowledge. SSAW Collective is a community of florists, growers and chefs who are at the forefront of the movement for positive and progressive change in our food, flower and farming systems.
Drawn to one another’s businesses by the same love for nature, craftsmanship and bringing people together, the event will welcome the start of Spring with workshops led by inspiring growers Charlotte Heffernan and Chrissy Harrison, followed by a feasting lunch in the Pelargonium glasshouse.
Chrissy Harrison, founder of Keats Organics, an organic vegetable farm in South London, will focus on no-dig gardening techniques and soil health, while Charlotte Heffernan, head gardener at Naum House, will be demonstrating holistic cut flower growing practices and propagating. Everyone will make an organic fertiliser to take home with them.
SSAW’s chef Lulu Cox is creating a communal sharing feast for lunch alongside our Head Chef Jed Wrobel. Expect Springtime delights such as wild garlic focaccia and fava beans, nettle gnocchi, pickled pumpkin, goats curd and bitter leaves and rhubarb and custard Queen of Puddings for dessert.
The day will be a full circle celebration of Spring awakening and the garden practices that are so crucial at this time of year, as the earth starts to tilt more towards the sun, resulting in increased daylight hours and warmer temperatures. It is an important date in the growing calendar, as many plants respond with a surge of new growth. For many, it is the unofficial time to properly start gardening again, sowing seeds, adding amendments, and prepare for the season ahead.
From curious beginners to seasoned growers, we hope there will be something for everyone, not least the opportunity to meet and share enthusiasm and set our intentions for the year ahead.
Tickets cost £120 per person, including all events and lunch and are live on SSAW’s website now Shop | SSAW COLLECTIVE
10.30-45 arrival Workshops, followed by a spring feast Approximate finish time: 16.30 Event Address: Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Walled Garden TN18 5DH
Nick and Ian