Wild Helpers every Friday morning back outdoors

Grow, create and learn for all ages and abilities.

We are now outside at the Wild Cat Wilderness as the weather is better plus we have a polytunnel so can still work inside if the weather bad.

For this first session you can meet Simone at the Rushey Green Time Bank head office unit B Place/Ladywell at 9.30am and set off at 9.45 and take everyone to the Wilderness.

For full details visit the Whats On page and book your space.

Be wild in 2019

To volunteer or to take part in activities both indoors and outdoors please visit the Whats On page and find out what’s coming up. Please register for our newsletter so you can be kept up to date.

Saturday 27th – RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Take part in the annual bird count at the Wilderness and learn about our feathered visitors. We will also be making some bird feeders. Campfire veggie stew available from 12.30 for a donation. Please book via the Whats On Page. Last entry 1pm.

Wreath and Christmas decoration making – postponed


We are postponing this event planned for the 1st Dec. If you have booked you should have received an email telling you with plans for a new potential date if we get enough takers.

This weeks workshop is fully booked. If you wish to join the waiting list please email wcw@rgtb.org.uk.

Festive wild things

F978DF74-4AA1-46BF-A6C3-81A8137DD9CEJoin us for our pickle workshop and wreath and decoration making. See the whats on page for information and to book. Places limited.

Please note that due to a rainy forecast that the pickle workshop will now take part indoors at the offices of the Rushey Green Timebank, Unit B, PLACE/Ladywell, 261 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham SE13 6AY. Building next to Lewisham Fire Station, entrance next to Good Hope cafe.

New adult volunteering in the garden and polytunnel every Friday


Wild helpers every Friday at the Wild Cat Wilderness 10-12.30 (adults only) Starts October 19th.

Grow, create and learn outdoors and indoors in the polytunnel for adults of all ages and abilities.

Every Friday with Cat 10-12.30. Please arrive on time. No entry after 10.30.

Gardening, polytunnel food and flowers, looking after nature and natural arts and crafts

Bring a phone to ring to gain entry. We have a toilet and when cold or wet we will be in the polytunnel. Please make sure you wear outdoor clothing.

Knitting in Nature – Catford Arts Trail

Knitting in Nature – Catford Arts Trail

Saturday 29th Sept and 6th October 10.30-4.30

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Following its great success over the past few years we are pleased to be taking part again in the Catford Arts Trail again. We will be knitting using recycled materials, making pompoms and yarn bombing the new outdoor kitchen. We will also be using the wonderful knitted vegetables and fruit created by various knitters across the borough.

As part of the yarn bombing display we will be creating ‘ whats in my trolley?’ a display of knitted fruit and veg in a shopping trolley in a tree. We will also be knitting using at using other materials including shredded clothes and plastic bags. Finally we will be doing some giant knitting and trying to knit a den!

It is amazing what can be made with an old jumper or a plastic bag. Bring whatever you fancy and see if we can do something with it! We will also be knitting vegetables and other nature based things plus come and learn giant arm knitting.

During the year some fantastic people have been already making things for us to use, particularly our knit and knitter group at Place Ladywell. Thank you.

Don’t worry if you can’t knit we can teach you and you can also make giant pompoms.

Great fun for everyone. No experience necessary and all ages can take part. Drop in anytime but last entry 4pm. Book via the Whats On page so we know how many people to expect.

Urban Harvest Festival 22nd Sept 11am-4pm


Urban Harvest Festival 22nd Sept 11am-4pm

Join us for our annual celebration at the Wild Cat Wilderness including games and activities for all the family.
A big vegetable soup will be available to buy for lunch from 12.30 £2 min donation

11am onwards – Apple picking and apple pressing

11am onwards – Apple bobbing

11am onwards – Guess the weight of the pumpkin

11am onwards – Tin can skittles

12 – Learn about our honey bees and visit the hive

1pm – Make a hop wreath

2pm – Make your own chutney in the new outdoor kitchen

All day – Buy our homemade chutneys, jams and produce including herbs, fruit and veg.