GiH can hold grant money for you in our bank account if your group does not have one.
Sadly, most community gardening is now on hold! How frustrating at this time of year. If you are lucky enough to have a garden you can be busy planting seed (many are available online). Even if you don’t have a garden why not think about using your window sills to grow salad crops or herbs? Any plastic food trays can be used as containers or paper drinking cups, loo roll inner tubes or cut off plastic bottles. Don’t forget to put some drainage holes in the bottom of your container. Some supermarkets sell compost (please try to use peat free if possible), but garden soil is fine if you can locate some. Watch our Facebook page for offers of local plants.
We did hold our first green gardener’s lunch of 2020 at Lordship Rec Hub on Thursday 12th March and discussed plans for the summer – which are now all postponed. Watch this space for news of the next one. So stay home and keep safe in the meantime.
Current opportunities for volunteer gardening (not happening at the moment) –
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 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