What’s growing wild at Wolves Lane?

Euphorbia

(petit spurge)

grows wild at Wolves Lane!

Come take a look!

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Wolves Lane opens

Sundays 12 – 4pm

Visit the campus

say hello to the fish and terrapins

tour the Palm House

Take a walk and see what’s growing wild!

And learn what’s on

at Wolves Lane!

 

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Wolves Lane Festive Market – Dec 9th!

Wolves Lane Festive Market!

December 9th

Festive gifts and ideas

Organic and vegan food

Cakes

Mulled apple juice and mulled wine

Creative activities for children and adults

Festive entertainment

Raffles

Come join us – all welcome!

#wolveslanefestivemarket

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MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

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If you are interested in having a stall at this market, please contact

ubele.org

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Wolves Lane Community Garden – TODAY WED NOV 7 at 11am – join us!

Wolves Lane Community Garden!

Community Gardening with Friends

CONTINUES

11am~3pm WEDNESDAYS

ALL YEAR ROUND

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The  community garden is on the right as you go into the site from the street.

Please leave a message on the website through our Contact page

for more information or to indicate interest, or

JUST SHOW UP! ALL WELCOME

Wolves Lane needs people who enjoy gardening as well as new gardeners who want to learn.

We also need donations of

plants

seeds

cuttings

gardening tools

…but most of all…

good ol’ fashioned enthusiasm! 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wolves Lane Community Garden – CONTINUES – TOMORROW NOV 7th – join us!

Wolves Lane Community Garden!

Community Gardening with Friends

CONTINUES

11am-3pm every Wednesday

all year round!

FREE to join!

The  community garden is on the right as you go into the site from the street.

Please leave a message on the website through our Contact page

for more information or to indicate interest, or

JUST SHOW UP – ALL WELCOME!

Wolves Lane needs people who enjoy gardening as well as new gardeners who want to learn.

We also need donations of

  • plants
  • seeds
  • cuttings
  • gardening tools

…but most of all…

  • good ol’ fashioned enthusiasm! 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wolves Lane Festive Market – DECEMBER 9th – SAVE THE DATE!

Wolves Lane Festive Market!

December 9th, 2018

Festive gifts and ideas

Organic and vegan food

Cakes

Mulled apple juice and mulled wine

Creative activities for children and adults

Festive entertainment

Raffles

and

Wolves Lane Conversations about Food and Space, Day 4 – with Dee Woods, BBC Food and Farming Awards Cook of the Year and London Slow Food Ambassador 2016-7. At Wolves Lane, Dee leads WL Healthy Eating. This Conversation is about developing shared values and intentions around food. A project to map food photographs to support shaping activities, and plan development of the ideas identified during the 4 days of this project. All welcome!

Come join us – all welcome!

#wolveslanefestivemarket

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Community groups, plant lovers, Haringey community and friends, charities, gardeners – ALL!

If you are interested in having a stall at this market, please contact

ubele.org

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Palm House update from the Wolves Lane Palm House Crew!

 

Palm House update from the Wolves Lane Palm House Crew!

It’s been really exciting to watch the palm house spring back into life during the nice hot summer. Hopefully the disasters of last winter can now be put behind us.

Since the losses in the severe March frost when the heating had broken down, most species including plumbago, philodendrons, bird of paradise flowers, Dutchman’s pipe, lantana, bougainvillea and even mostera have grown strong and beautiful again.

Some damaged palm trees sprouted again from the roots. Three leafless ficus trees resurrected in June, and in July a dracena shoot unexpectedly appeared from the ground.

Donations

We have had several donations of new plants from the volunteer team including Cape gooseberry, hibiscus, bromeliads, mostera, morning glories, devil’s ivy and a flourishing little avocado sapling.

Thanks to Loretta, Panos, Louisa, Angela, Pamela, Judith, Gavin, Joseph and Islay for all their help and plant donations in the last few months. 

And to Tina and George who did much hard work on the water pumps as well as caring for the fish and terrapins and cutting back some overgrown plants.

Also to Roger, our ever patient building-fixer, for seeing to several repairs.

 

Volunteers needed for fleece-wrapping

One Sunday or Wednesday in the next 3-4 weeks, we’re hoping to arrange a fleece-wrapping session. It would be great if Friends could help with labelling the plants, fleece-wrapping the more tender ones and sharing your knowledge about winter care of particular species. Watch this space for a date.

Please save and bring us any old plastic conference badge holders or travelcard/credit card wallets you have –

they make useful plant label covers. Plant labels are ready to put in place as soon as we can acquire some waterproof holders for them.

Plans to restore Rain Forest

It would also be good to tidy up the ‘rain forest’ area and make a tent of fleece or bubble wrap for small specimens of the most heat-needy plants, into which we could put a small electric heater if and when needed. We should be able to use the gas heating as soon as a few rusted valves have been fixed, and a budget has been allocated for the gas bill.

Solar Power Crowdfunding

If we can reach our crowdfunding target, solar power will bring down the electricity bills – including for the pump that runs the gas heating – and leave more funds for site improvements. The crowdfunder also budgets for backup electric storage heaters that we could solar-charge by day and use by night, plus large quantities of bubble wrap and other innovative measures to conserve heat. Hopefully it’s the first stage of a plan to switch mainly to renewable energy, using a ground source heat pump and/or an anaerobic digester. More info

Plans to re-open Wolves Lane for community use and education again

There is so much potential for community use of the site, as a cafe/event space, for school visits and other educational activities.  The rain forest room has potential for an exhibition space for schools – I have some ideas about that and would be happy to discuss them with anyone who is interested. More info

Donations of plants to sell on Sundays to raise funds most welcome!

We look forward to working with Friends on the Sunday public opening rotas as well, and offers of plants to sell to visitors for the funds would be most welcome.

— Anne Gray

Wolves Lane Palm House Crew

LAST CHANCE in 2018 – Wolves Lane Community Garden – TODAY this Wed OCT 31st!

Wolves Lane Community Garden!

LAST DAY this year

to volunteer

Community Gardening with Friends

WED OCT 31st

11am ~ 3pm

Many thanks to all the great volunteers

who have joined

Wolves Lane Community Gardening Days in 2018!

~~

Wolves Lane Community Garden

will be back next Spring 2019

and

looks forward to welcoming you again then!

~~

The  community garden is on the right as you go into the site from the street.

Please leave a message on the website through our Contact page for more information or to indicate interest, or

JUST SHOW UP – ALL WELCOME!

Wolves Lane needs people who enjoy gardening as well as new gardeners who want to learn. In 2019, we will once again need donations of plants, seeds, cuttings, gardening tools …but most of all…good ol’ fashioned enthusiasm! We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

 

LAST CHANCE in 2018 – Wolves Lane Community Garden – TOMORROW OCT 31st – join us!

LAST DAY this year

to volunteer with

Wolves Lane Community Garden

Community Gardening with Friends

WED OCT 31st

11am ~ 3pm

Many thanks to all the great volunteers

who have joined

Wolves Lane Community Gardening Days in 2018!

~~

Wolves Lane Community Garden

will be back next Spring 2019

and

looks forward to welcoming you again then!

~~

The  community garden is on the right as you go into the site from the street.

Please leave a message on the website through our Contact page for more information or to indicate interest, or

JUST SHOW UP – ALL WELCOME!

Wolves Lane needs people who enjoy gardening as well as new gardeners who want to learn. In 2019, we will once again need donations of plants, seeds, cuttings, gardening tools …but most of all…good ol’ fashioned enthusiasm! We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Palm House update from the Wolves Lane Palm House Crew!

 

Palm House update from the Wolves Lane Palm House Crew!

It’s been really exciting to watch the palm house spring back into life during the nice hot summer. Hopefully the disasters of last winter can now be put behind us.

Since the losses in the severe March frost when the heating had broken down, most species including plumbago, philodendrons, bird of paradise flowers, Dutchman’s pipe, lantana, bougainvillea and even mostera have grown strong and beautiful again.

Some damaged palm trees sprouted again from the roots. Three leafless ficus trees resurrected in June, and in July a dracena shoot unexpectedly appeared from the ground.

Donations

We have had several donations of new plants from the volunteer team including Cape gooseberry, hibiscus, bromeliads, mostera, morning glories, devil’s ivy and a flourishing little avocado sapling.

Thanks to Loretta, Panos, Louisa, Angela, Pamela, Judith, Gavin, Joseph and Islay for all their help and plant donations in the last few months. 

And to Tina and George who did much hard work on the water pumps as well as caring for the fish and terrapins and cutting back some overgrown plants.

Also to Roger, our ever patient building-fixer, for seeing to several repairs.

 

Volunteers needed for fleece-wrapping

One Sunday or Wednesday in the next 3-4 weeks, we’re hoping to arrange a fleece-wrapping session. It would be great if Friends could help with labelling the plants, fleece-wrapping the more tender ones and sharing your knowledge about winter care of particular species. Watch this space for a date.

Please save and bring us any old plastic conference badge holders or travelcard/credit card wallets you have –

they make useful plant label covers. Plant labels are ready to put in place as soon as we can acquire some waterproof holders for them.

Plans to restore Rain Forest

It would also be good to tidy up the ‘rain forest’ area and make a tent of fleece or bubble wrap for small specimens of the most heat-needy plants, into which we could put a small electric heater if and when needed. We should be able to use the gas heating as soon as a few rusted valves have been fixed, and a budget has been allocated for the gas bill.

Solar Power Crowdfunding

If we can reach our crowdfunding target, solar power will bring down the electricity bills – including for the pump that runs the gas heating – and leave more funds for site improvements. The crowdfunder also budgets for backup electric storage heaters that we could solar-charge by day and use by night, plus large quantities of bubble wrap and other innovative measures to conserve heat. Hopefully it’s the first stage of a plan to switch mainly to renewable energy, using a ground source heat pump and/or an anaerobic digester. More info

Plans to re-open Wolves Lane for community use and education again

There is so much potential for community use of the site, as a cafe/event space, for school visits and other educational activities.  The rain forest room has potential for an exhibition space for schools – I have some ideas about that and would be happy to discuss them with anyone who is interested. More info

Donations of plants to sell on Sundays to raise funds most welcome!

We look forward to working with Friends on the Sunday public opening rotas as well, and offers of plants to sell to visitors for the funds would be most welcome.

— Anne Gray

Wolves Lane Palm House Crew

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