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Today – Plant Sale at Wolves Lane!

Squashes, Sunflowers and More For Your Garden!

LONDON GROWN

is having a

PLANT SALE

Saturday May 27th

11:30am – 3:30pm

at Wolves Lane

See you there!

Wolves Lane Plant Sale on Saturday!

Squashes, Sunflowers and More For Your Garden!

LONDON GROWN

is having a

PLANT SALE

Saturday May 27th

11:30am – 3:30pm

at Wolves Lane

See you there!

London Grown Sale: Wolves Lane, Sat May 27th!

Squashes, Sunflowers

and More

For Your Garden!

LONDON GROWN

is having a

PLANT SALE

Saturday May 27th

11:30am – 3:30pm

at Wolves Lane

See you there!

Update from OrganicLea Consortium

Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre – formerly run by Haringey council – is under new management. The site is now being run by a consortium of community food projects, enterprises and educators:

  • OrganicLea, who are providing support from experience of running a community enterprise in food growing and training at Hawkwood Nursery, Waltham Forest organiclea.org.uk
  • London Grown, an urban food growers co-operative, who are growing organic natural foods and developing education programmes at Wolves Lane and their larger site nearby at Pasteur Gardens.
  • Crop Drop, Haringey-based veg box scheme, who will use the site to expand their distribution and provide an outlet for produce grown on site cropdrop.co.uk
  • Dee Woods, BBC Cook of the Year and London Slow Food ambassador 2016, who runs food literacy programmes and is a volunteer cook at the Granville Community Kitchen
  • Shared Assets, a ‘think and do tank’ which is researching and promoting good models of public land management sharedassets.org.uk

Haringey Council have been running the site since 2009 but Government cuts to their budgets led to a reduction in funding. As a result it was agreed that a third party would be best placed to utilise the site and maintain it as a community asset. Our vision for the site is a thriving centre for food growing, healthy food skills education and a space for groups and social enterprises to run activities that benefit the community.

You’ll be able to visit again, run activities, volunteer, buy plants, fruit and vegetables and attend workshops, training and events. There will be a brief period of transition before we can make the site accessible to the community.

We want to work with groups and individuals to develop the vision for the centre so we will be inviting the local community to be part of a series of conversations in the coming months.

[Take a look at the Friends Community Use – Proposals for a list of ideas!]

Want to get involved in gardening and natural food growing? If you’re interested in gardening and food growing please contact London Grown who’ll be running volunteer sessions. You can contact us by email: londongrown@gmail.com

Like eating local fruit and veg? Crop Drop will be making local, organic produce available to the Wolves Lane area so if you’re interested in signing up for a weekly bag contact veg@cropdrop.co.uk

If you’re interested in volunteering with Crop Drop to help with packing the veg bags, see our website for more details http://www.cropdrop.co.uk/get-involved

Want to learn how to cook, eat better and understand more about food? If you’re interested in learning healthy food skills and sharing your cultural expertise about food. Contact Dee by email urbansustainablefood@gmail.com.

Plant Sale at Wolves Lane on Sat May 27th!

Squashes, Sunflowers and More!

London Grown is having a

PLANT SALE

Saturday May 27th

11:30am – 3:30pm

at Wolves Lane

See you there!

Do you have a photo of Fudge the cat?

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Do you have any pictures or stories about our beautiful cat Fudge?

Sadly, Fudge passed away unexpectedly on January 6th and we miss him very much.

We have added a memorial page to the site, and

would like to add any other pictures that the Wolves Lane community might have and like to share.

Please send photos or any short stories about your memories of Fudge

to wolveslanecentre (at) gmail.com or

post them on www.facebook.com/wolveslanecentre

Thanks!

Tues 24th – pls attend Haringey Cabinet meeting with us!

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Please join us to show your support for Wolves Lane

at Haringey’s Cabinet Meeting

on Tues the 24th at 6:30pm!

Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8LE

We will be attending the Cabinet’s meeting to show our support for our wonderful Wolves Lane Garden Centre. Please join us! We will not be presenting at this meeting, but a supportive Councillor will be asking questions on our behalf.

The recommendation for primary lease holder of Wolves Lane has been made public by Haringey Council now. Friends of Wolves Lane may involved on some level – but there are no details as to what extent yet.

Haringey Cabinet meet next Tuesday the 24th at 6:30pm to make the final decision. Please come join us at Haringey Civic Centre to support Wolves Lane and to find out more at the Haringey Cabinet Meeting.

More details and the Notice of Meeting of the Cabinet can be found here.

Pls Support – Make London a National Park City!

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A campaign group is trying to declare London the world’s first National Park City!

Please declare your support for this important project.

More information about their campaign can be found on their website.

The campaign has been widely publicised in TimeOut, the Guardian, and other major news outlets, and they are holding a major event at the Southbank Centre in September including inspiring and provocative talks.

Please share this event, The Making of a National Park City, around your networks.

And then be inspired at an evening of entertaining performances and provocative thinking! This landmark event explores what a National Park City is, what this means for London, and how our capital can soon become the world’s first.

Hosted by comedian Josie Long, speakers include designer Wayne Hemingway, campaigner Fiona Reynolds, firefighter Simon Jakeman, as well as the Bollywood Brass Band, artists and poets.

Come along and see how a simple idea can help transform one of the world’s greatest cities.

There are 25% discounts for ticket bookings if you quote the reference RIVERTHAMES in the checkout.

See you there!

 

Let’s Make London a National Park City!

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A campaign group is trying to declare London the world’s first National Park City!

More information about their campaign can be found on their website.

The campaign has been widely publicised in TimeOut, the Guardian, and other major news outlets, and they are holding a major event at the Southbank Centre in September including inspiring and provocative talks.

Please share this event, The Making of a National Park City, around your networks.

And then be inspired at an evening of entertaining performances and provocative thinking! This landmark event explores what a National Park City is, what this means for London, and how our capital can soon become the world’s first.

Hosted by comedian Josie Long, speakers include designer Wayne Hemingway, campaigner Fiona Reynolds, firefighter Simon Jakeman, as well as the Bollywood Brass Band, artists and poets.

Come along and see how a simple idea can help transform one of the world’s greatest cities.

There are 25% discounts for ticket bookings if you quote the reference RIVERTHAMES in the checkout.

See you there!

 

We did it! Petition goal achieved

white-penGood news!

We have now received enough signatures to be allowed to present directly to Haringey Councillors at a Council meeting as we work to save Wolves Lane Garden Centre & The Palm House!

Your signatures didn’t just meet the goal of 2,200 signatures – they exceeded it!

The final tally is in the process of being counted now.

Your centre is at risk and threatened by Council budget cuts. We are working hard to save this valuable resource. Gaining enough signatures to speak to the Council was an important step in this process.

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition to save Wolves Lane Garden Centre & The Palm House and to all supporters inside and outside Haringey!

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