GiH can hold grant money for you in our bank account if your group does not have one. We would like to spend some of our money on water butts for community gardens. If your group would like us to buy one for you, please contact pjharlingathotmail.com
Thank you to everyone who has supported our Tottenham Green market plant stalls over the summer – we have enjoyed talking to you.
Now is the time to start seed saving – here are some top tips.
- Choose a dry day to collect and make sure the seed is dry.
- Remove as much chaff (non-seed material) as possible.
- Store in a paper envelope and note plant name, location and date collected.
- Store the envelopes in an airtight container and put in a cool dark place.
Some community gardening is now restarting – check websites for details.
Wolves Lane Plant Centre (Wolves Lane, Wood Green, N22) is also holding plant sales every Saturday from 11.30am to 1pm.
In the meantime, for gardening advice and online training why not look at the Eden Project, Capital Growth and London Permaculture websites.
Current opportunities for volunteer gardening (check websites for details) – mostly on hold
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
Mondays 12 to 2pm, 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 email@example.com
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 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 Social Farms and Gardens, which has regular news about funding schemes and training courses