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Miriam Lodge: Chicken keeping + Community Kitchen Garden
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LewishamGardens


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24-01-2014 05:15 PM

Miriam Lodge Hostel, 185 Dartmouth Road.

This spring Miriam Lodge will be starting a community kitchen garden to produce fresh, healthy food for residents and other local project.

It will also be starting a chicken keeping project with a small brood of hens.

The Lodge is inviting local people to take part!

All levels of gardening ability + chicken keeping experience welcome!
Happily, the chickens should be arriving within the next few weeks and so perhaps if you've been thinking about having a few hens at home, why not come along and find out more?!

Please email: services@hqproperty.net
Or find out more on the Lewisham Gardens Facebook]




The photos are from a similar project in another Lewisham hostel a year down the line

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Anotherjohn


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24-01-2014 06:22 PM

Nice one you guys!

Will the produce be available for sale to the public?

This post was last modified: 24-01-2014 06:24 PM by Anotherjohn.

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OakR


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24-01-2014 09:43 PM

Great idea - good luck with it.

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LewishamGardens


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26-01-2014 09:08 PM

HI Another John,

Depends on how well the project grows!
And if the birds turn out to be good layers.

In the first instance the projects will benefit the residents and volunteers. Certainly last summer at the other hostel project, volunteers took home veg boxes every week.

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LewishamGardens


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26-01-2014 09:09 PM

OakR!, thanks for your good wishes!

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Anotherjohn


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26-01-2014 09:15 PM

Thanks Lewisham Gardens. I love what you're doing.

Let's hope those hens are good layers because it would be so cool to go into a Forest Hill cafe and order Dartmouth Road's very own freshly laid eggs on toast for breakfast.

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P1971


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26-01-2014 09:34 PM

Lewisham Gardens happy to have flyers at the shop to advertise this.

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LewishamGardens


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30-01-2014 09:37 PM

Fantastic- once we're up and running I'll be in touch about posters.
We've had such a lovely, positive reaction to this.

Forest Hill eggs in the local cafe is definitely something to aspire to.

Thanks everyone!

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P1971


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30-01-2014 10:06 PM

Different ways to cook eggs workshop springs to mind!

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LewishamGardens


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31-01-2014 08:43 PM




*Photos from the grounds of Miriam Lodge. Taken today*

I wanted to share these photos, talk about unexpected!
The inauspicious 1970s tower opens up into a series of neoclassical atriums and courtyards.
The site is dressed with urns, faux doric columns and stone lions!
It was like stepping into Narnia!

Had a super workshop with residents and the management team today, so much enthusiasm.
Will let everyone know when the chickens arrive and the run is being constructed.

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