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
Sadly, we were unable to have our plant stall on the 20th December because of new restrictions under Tier4. The year has turned around the solstice now so let us celebrate the lengthening days. The plants will all be waiting for the coming growing season. Have a peaceful festive season everyone.
Many of you will be wondering what the new lockdown means for your gardens, allotments and growing activities. The information on the Capital Growth Covid-19 webpage is there to help you keep your garden open safely and confidently.
In a nutshell
- Gardens can stay open to grow food
- Volunteering can continue
- People can continue to visit public gardens
- Support groups can continue e.g. therapeutic gardening sessions
- Keep physical distancing in the garden!
Community gardens not only provide important opportunities through lockdown for access to nature and green spaces (increasing mental and physical health) but they are also a necessity for many and play a significant role in accessing fresh fruit and vegetables in local communities. Please let us know what support you may need to help you keep growing and welcoming volunteers through lockdown…
Some community gardening is now restarting – check websites for details.
Wolves Lane Plant Centre (Wolves Lane, Wood Green, N22) is holding plant sales every Saturday from 11.30am to 1pm. Next sale will be 9th January 2021.
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
Thursdays 9am to 12am, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays 1-4pm London Grown at Pasteur Gardens (Queensland Ave, 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