Great Big Green Week to Be Held Across Wandsworth

Fifty free events and activities including a pop up farm

Farm2City will be coming to Clapham Junction

June 9, 2023

There is a host of events being held across Wandsworth Borough between 10-18 June as part of Great Big Green Week.

This is a national week of community action aiming to tackle climate change and protect nature.

As part of the programme young people will get a taste of the country when a pop-up farm comes to Clapham Junction – just one of more than 50 events and activities being held.

Other activities include gardening groups, seed bomb workshops, bat walks, book clubs and a wild scavenger hunt. There will also be an Idling Action event on Clean Air Day on 15 June at St Mary’s Church, Putney at which you can up info and freebies from air quality officers from 11am to 3pm.

Big Green Week highlights include:  

  • Shallowford Farm, a Charitable Trust providing residential farming experiences for young people from inner city areas, will set up a five day pop-up farm at Providence House Youth Club.  Schools will be invited to visit during the week, then the public can go along on June 10.  Find out more.  
  • The Putney Society will be holding a Front Garden Award Scheme Find out more 
  • CREW will be holding a Big Green Open Day including games and workshops at Smallwood School on June 10 from 11am-2pm. Just turn up.  
  • Libraries will be hosting Flower Power seed-bomb workshops and Modern Mining sessions where you can make items from discarded e-waste. Check your local library for details.  
  •  Share a climate or nature related book at the Already Read Book Club at Roehampton Library, 10am-11.30am, June 16.
  • Join the Big Wandsworth Litter Pick on June 12. Sign up  
  • Into the Forest  will see a forest grow around the Home Café in Earlsfield made up of reused and reclaimed materials.  Find out more 
  • Help create a piece of recycled art for the back of the Woodfield Pavilion. Go along on June 14 from 11am-4pm 
  • Use your phone at Roehampton’s Wild Scavender Hunt to capture local nature. Email
  • Hear a talk from SW15 Hedgehogs. Email 
  • Join Beautify Balham as they plant more flowers and plants in Bedford Hill on June 17. Email 
  • The Doddington and Rollo Community Roof Garden will be holding gardening sessions. Email 
  • The Big Putney Bike Ride will give people a chance to find out what it’s like to cycle around Wandsworth. Find out more 
  • Green the Grid and Southfields Restart Café: Bring your broken electricals to be fixed on June 17 from noon-3pm at St Barnabas Church Hall, SW18

A full day-by-day list, including details of how to book, is available at

Extinction Rebellion Wandsworth will be putting on three dedicated events. There will be two Climate Justice Dialogues workshops and a film screening of the Loud Spring.

The Climate Justice Dialogues workshops are an opportunity for people to share their views about climate justice and listen to others.

The first workshop is on Sunday 11 June at 4 p.m. at Wandsworth Quakers meeting house, 59 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PT (opposite Wandsworth Council). You can register here.

The second workshop is on Wednesday June at 6:45 p.m. at St Michael's Church, Cobham Close, SW11 6SP just by Wandsworth Common. You can register here.

There will also be a s creening of The Loud Spring a film which explores the current global obsession with economic growth, how damaging it is to our planet and our future and how we can change. The film will be followed by a discussion. The screening will be taking place on Thursday, 15 June at 7pm at The Gorringe Pub, 29 London Road, SW17 9JR. You can register here and also see a preview.

You can see the details for these events and others on the XR Wandsworth website

Wandsworth Council has given out 38 Big Green Week grants to faith groups, businesses and residents to run events.

Judi Gasser, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We’re going all out in Wandsworth to put the big in Great Big Green Week. There’s loads of free activities that will be a fun way to engage with issues around climate change, air quality and biodiversity.

“We have set tough carbon reduction targets for Wandsworth, and we want to work with groups and communities all over the borough to achieve them. The Big Green Week activities give a taste of some of the fantastic work going to change minds and behaviours and to meet the climate change challenge.”

Like Reading Articles Like This? Help Us Produce More

This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.

Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.

We've always done that and won't be changing, in fact we'd like to do more.

However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.

We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.

A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.

One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.

If you do support us in this way we'd be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.

For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least one article a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you'd like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.