Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Open Day - Sunday 31st July 2011

There is an abundance of food to be harvested and cooked on the allotment at the moment, so do come and help eat it. There will also be work going on at the front of the site where we have cut down a sycamore tree to make way for an ornamenal vegetable and flower garden. Seeds are all over the place and ready to be collected, please bring small packets if you want to take some home with you.
Free Tea, Coffee and food will be available all day from 12p.m.
All ages are welcome.
Email or call 07905 283114 for more information.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Open Day - Sunday 24th July 2011

Plum season is upon us and there are many more than anyone can eat at the moment, so please come along and take some home with you! We'll be making jam, wine, cider and vinegar with them. There are also millions of seeds ready to collect and dry including Parsnip, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Spinach and Brussel Sprouts. If you have a skill you would like to teach at Syon Lane (even if you're not an "expert") contact us. We now have temporary shelters which can be put up if it rains.
Free tea, coffee and food will be available all day from 12pm.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Open Day - Sunday 17th July 2011

The following FREE workshops will be running this Sunday:

Coil pot making - Ever wanted to make your own cups and bowls from local Brentford clay? We have an experienced potter who will give us an introduction to shaping and firing clay.
Seed Saving - Lots of vegetables are going to seed at the moment so it's a good time to learn about drying and storing them. There will be plenty for you to take home and sow next spring.
Pickling - Learn how to store excess summer produce and wild food for the winter in tasty pickles. Please bring your old coffee and jam jars!

As usual there will be free tea and coffee on all day from 12pm until dark, and a home cooked vegetarian meal at some point in the afternoon. For further information call Andrew on 07905 283114 or email

Friday, 8 July 2011

Sunday 10th Open Day Events

The planned events for this weeks open day are:

Propogation of soft wood cuttings
Non-permenant Henna tattooing for children and adults
Mural painting for children and adults
and Seed collecting

Free food, tea and coffee is available all day as usual and visitors are invited to look arround the whole site.

Welcome to Syon Lane Community Allotment's blog

Syon Lane Community Allotment is a strip of land next to Syon Lane train station in west London which had been un-used for 20 years until a group of permaculture enthusiasts were offered it on loan for 3 years. We have re-opened it as a forest garden and permaculture demonstration center, a growing space for local schools and also an outdoor area for arts and crafts. Open days are every Sunday from 12pm, and admision is free. Visit this blog to keep up to date with the free workshops that will be running every Sunday. Visits can be arranged on other days by calling Andrew on 07905 283114 or emailing