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Convenor, Sustainable Haringey Network
Sunday 27th November 10am – 6pm
Lordship Rec Hub, Tottenham, N17
10am – 7pm Luke Howard “Namer of Clouds” exhibition
10.30am – 12.30pm “Energy and Climate Change” workshop
1pm-3pm – Talks about Luke Howard organised by Tottenham Clouds
3.15pm Cutting the tape by Nick Howard (Luke Howard descendant) to designate Lordship Rec as the UK’s first “Cloud Appreciation Park” in recognition of the new Luke Howard Weather Station/solar panels/cloud interpretation board
4pm Showing of legendary “The Age of Stupid” climate change film including an interview with the director Franny Armstrong.

1st December
Don’t Pay is a grassroots campaign opposing the rise in energy bills demanding:
an immediate reversal of the price hikes
an end to the enforcement of prepayment meters
and a social energy tariff – so no one goes cold this winter
It’s up to all of us. Let’s build the strike in our local communities and #TakeBackPower.

Saturday 3rd December
Lordship Rec Winter Festival
Sunday 4th December CREOS tree-planting morning.
Meet at 11am in the Hanley Tennis Club car park, N8 8JJ. For further details:

Sunday 4th December 10-2pm The Big Edible Landscapes London Worm Count
To celebrate World Soil Day (5/11/22) we will be doing another big worm count to compare results to our last one in 2020 which you can see on the link below. Lead by ELL Co founder, Director and Forest Garden aficionado Jo Homan you will get your hands dirty, play games, learn about the soil food web and have lots of fun getting your soil science geek on.  Suitable for all ages.
Book free tickets HERE

Saturday 10th December
Tottenham Green Market
Growing in Haringey will have a stall.
Sunday 11th December 11am – 4pm
Wolves Lane Xmas Market
Saturday 17th December
Food and Crafts Market
At Blue House Yard, Wood Green, run by Ludo’s the bus bar. Crop Drop will have a presence with a stall of local, organic and seasonal veg and potentially a workshop and video screening on the food system.

Monday 19th December
10am-12.00 + 1-3.00pm
Bird Box Making Workshop

Book tickets HERE or via our website 
Suitable for 4ys+. All under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/career
This workshop led by ELL Director Les Coupland will help you make your very own Bird Box. These fantastic Wildlife and Permaculture Protecting bird nesting areas can be taken home and hung in trees to provide homes for birds.

Wednesday 21st December
10am-11, 11.15am-12.15, 1.15pm-2.15 and 2.30pm-3.30
Solstice & Seasonal Decorations Making Workshop.
Book tickets HERE or via our website

This is a fun, creative workshop – suitable for 7yrs + where you will sculpt your own festive figures, make tree hangings and decorations, add your own personalised messages using our letter press, decorate existing dried shapes and forms in bright acrylics or decorate your own forms with glistening natural mica pigment. Each person will be given a supply of air-dried clay. You will have access to tools including a range of festive cutting shapes, letter press, ribbon, paintbrushes, acrylic and mica powder. Each workshop will be 1hr long giving you plenty of time to roll out your clay, make and complete your decoration and to spend time enjoying Edible Landscapes London’s Community Forest Garden!
A Low Traffic Future for Haringey 
Three low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) schemes have recently launched in Haringey, located in Bounds Green, St Ann’s and Bruce Grove/West Green wards. LTNs are areas where through-traffic is restricted using bollards or cameras. Residents who use cars can still access their homes, but the schemes create neighbourhoods which are much more accessible to those travelling on foot or bike. 
A peer reviewed paper published by Imperial College this week concludes that ‘LTNs have the potential to substantially reduce air pollution and traffic in target areas, without increasing air pollution or traffic volumes in surrounding streets. ‘’results provide sound arguments in favour of LTNs to promote health and wellbeing in urban communities.’’
Traffic disruption is sometimes seen when schemes are first implemented, as drivers get used to new road layouts. However evidence, as per the Imperial study shows, that they work in the long term to reduce traffic and pollution.
What can you do to help? We are calling on all members to write to the council to share their support or comments on the schemes. We need the council to know that residents want action on greener, cleaner, healthier streets. 
With transport currently counting towards a quarter of the borough’s emissions, action to reduce motor traffic and enable more sustainable transport modes will play a key role in Haringey’s response to the climate emergency.
  Priory Common Orchard saved!
In 2021 a developer made a planning application to build a three and a half storey building in the middle of Priory Common Orchard in Hornsey. Haringey Council rejected this proposal. The developer then appealed against this refusal to the Government Planning Inspectorate. In November we heard that his appeal was dismissed because of the “effect of the proposal on the character and appearance of the area and on the amenity value of Priory Common Orchard”.

Aubergine and Lentil Lasagne – seasonal recipe from Muswell Hill Sustainability Group
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion – finely diced
2 cloves garlic – chopped
1 large aubergine diced ( 2cm pieces)
2 tins of chopped tomatoes + 1 tbsp tomato purée
1 glass of red wine
170 gm red lentils
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Salt and pepper
8 pasta sheets
500 ml of white sauce
Parmesan or vegan hard cheese – grated

Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and gently cook for 10 mins until soft. 
Add the garlic, cook for a few minutes.
Add the aubergine and fry on low heat with the lid on until soft.
Add the tomato, wine, lentils, seasoning and spice and oregano bring up the heat for a
couple of minutes and then simmer with the lid on for 3/4-1 hour.
While the sauce is cooking light oven at 180 degrees.
Pour 500 ml milk in a jug with a bay leaf and warm in the microwave.
Leave for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and make a medium thick white sauce using butter or vegan
equivalent, flour and milk (any sort). Season.
Assemble the lasagne. Spread half the lentil and aubergine sauce across the bottom of an
ovenproof dish, cover with pasta sheets and repeat once more. Pour the white sauce over
the top, sprinkle with grated cheese and bake in the oven for 1 hour.

  Haringey has lots of practical environmental and gardening projects. We have listed a few of these below.  

Friends of Parks
There are active Friends groups in most Haringey parks

Stonebridge Lock Coalition
Frances Dismore, Chair Stonebridge Lock Coalition 07751400076
Facebook: Twitter: @StonebridgeLock 

The Conservation Volunteers
TCV Haringey run a range of practical activities in nature reserves, parks and woodlands across the borough every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. New volunteers are welcome, no previous experience necessary.
For further details, see
or contact Mat at  

Wolves Lane Centre
Wolves Lane Centre continue their popular plant sales from 11 to 3 every Sunday. Edibles, garden plants, indoor plants all available. There is delicious hot vegan food on sale for lunch (eat in or takeaway), sometimes seasonal organic fruit grown on site, and you can visit the historic palm house and the cactus house. 
Also a click and collect system for plant purchases; see,
email, tel. 07803246000
For other Wolves Lane events and calls/opportunities for volunteers please see 

Edible Landscapes London ~ ELL
We are open as usual for volunteers and visitors and plant giveaways to community projects every Tuesday and Sunday 10-2.
Interested in Bees??? We share the site with Finsbury Park Bee House.
Contact them for more info –
Come and say HI!

Friends of Harmony Gardens
Volunteering sessions at Harmony Gardens, next to Broadway Farm Estate.  Tuesday and Fridays 12 noon to 3pm. Contact Christine Tomlinson at
Thames 21
Thames 21 are running a number of activities along the River Lea including installing floating reed beds and planting new wetlands.