Transition Primrose Hill
Transition Primrose Hill is part of the Transition Towns movement, a fast growing international network inspiring communities to be creative in addressing the twin problems of climate change and the end of cheap oil.
If you live, work or play in Primrose Hill, Chalk Farm or Camden Markets join us to learn or relearn skills we shall need in a world without oil like sewing, making new things from old possessions and growing your own food.
If you are not on our list, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be kept up to date.
Gardening Group - if you are interested in doing some gardening please contact us. We are planning bee friendly plantings in 2015.
talks and films
Craft sessions - We have worked with Mary's Living and Giving shop in Regents Park Road to set up various craft sessions. Knit and Natter takes place from 2-4pm on the first Sunday of each month. Watch out for details of more sessions.
See our recent news page for current and archived stories from out local area.
Bee Friendly Primrose Hill
As a follow up to one of our film nights about the sad loss of Bees around the globe, TPH is promoting gardening for the Bees this year. We are ordering in some seeds to give away at the library- easy to grow annuals that will make the bees happy. We have compiled a list of top plants that bees love but first, here are some quick Do's and Don't about encouraging Bees:
Don't use pesticides. It is becoming increasingly well known that the Neonicotinoids in our garden pesticides are damaging hives all over the world... Don't let your garden be part of the problem, there are plenty of other ways to control weeds and pests. (See organic gardening.)
Bees prefer local plants that they have evolved with, rather than 'ornamentals'.
They like bright coloured flowers, especially blue.
They will be more attracted to a 'clump' of plants, rather than a single specimen.
They need flowers all year round and of different shapes- but not very thin tubular shapes that they can't get into! Big open composite flowers from the daisy family and flowerheads from Umbelliferai are favourites.
There are some very good posters around if you google images for Bee friendly plants but here are some top favourites:
Borage, Vipers Bugloss, Golden Rod, lemon Balm.
Alliums, Winter Aconite and Grape Hyacinth
Cornflower, Echinacea, Marigold, Calendula,
Asters, Cosmos, Sunflowers
Snow drops, Hollyhocks, Anenomes, Fennel, Sweet Cicely
Mints, Rosemary, Heather, Lavender, Elderflowers and Fruit blossom
'The High Heeled Gardener' Talk at Primrose Hill Community Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN
Monday 26 January 7pm for 7.30
Come and hear transitioner Debbie Bourne talk about her hilarious new book about a year in the life of a community garden - meet the illustrator and hear about the self publishing journey too.
Pick up some bee friendly seeds while you
Primrose Hill Spring Clean Saturday 7 March, meet at the library as above 10.30am
Join in clearing up your streets and squares, equipment provided. Do a quiz on recycling and win prizes. 'Rubbish Art' project for kids too.