GiH can hold grant money for you in our bank account if your group does not have one.
Now is the time to prepare your gardens for winter – but don’t be too tidy! Stems and old flower heads are ideal places for insects to overwinter. You can also sow green manures to keep the soil covered – Green manures are usually sown in late summer or autumn and mop up any nutrients, preventing them being washed away by winter rain. When dug in the following spring, they release these nutrients back into the soil. Winter grazing rye and winter tares are hardy green manures that will carry on growing all winter before being incorporated back into the soil in spring.
For National Tree Week (23rd Nov- 1st Dec), TCV are collaborating with the Mayor of London to give away 25,000 trees to community groups, schools, volunteer groups etc.
The trees being given away are 2nd year whips, so a bit more advanced than they often are! For further details, please click this link:
|Community Tree Packs From The Mayor Of London And TCVThe Mayor of London is working with The Conservation Volunteers to give away 25,000 trees to community groups, schools, and other organisations across the city to make London greener and help bring cleaner, fresher air to all Londoners. http://www.tcv.org.uk|
Free pruning courses at Harmony Gardens in November. Details here http://lordshiprec.org.uk/pipermail/wildlife_lordshiprec.org.uk/2019-October/000025.html
Current opportunities for volunteer gardening –
Tuesdays 11am to 4pm, @Wolves Lane Centre, Wolves Lane, N22 5JD
Tuesdays and Fridays 11.00 am to 3pm, Harmony Gardens (behind Broadwater Farm Community Centre, Adams Rd, N17 7HE, Twitter @HarmonyGG
Wednesdays 6 to 7.30pm, Friends of Tottenham Green N15, Facebook group
Fridays 10am to 1.30pm, The Mulberry Tree Community Garden, Quaker Meeting House, 594 Tottenham High Road (near Aldi), N17 9TA
Fridays 10am to 1.30pm, Jacksons Lane Arts Centre, 269a Archway Road, N6 5AA: to join contact Jacksons Lane on 202 8350 5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays 1-4pm London Grown at Pasteur Gardens (Off the A10), N18
Sundays 10am-2pm, Edible Landscapes in Finsbury Park, Manor House entrance, N4 2NQ.
Third Mondays of month, 3-5 pm: Maysie Memorial Garden, cnr Philip Lane/Napier Rd/Jansons Rd (N15/N17 border). Facebook page
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) in Haringey run practical projects every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday across parks and green spaces in Haringey. www.tcv.org.uk/london/haringey
For fruit harvesting in gardens, see www.UrbanHarvest.org.uk
GiH is a member of Sustain – the alliance for better food and farming, including Capital Growth and London Food Link . See their websites for news about food issues in London. We are also a member of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, which has regular news about funding schemes and training courses