Volunteers needed – Nov 13 & 14 – for a Palm House fleece-wrapping party!


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Tuesday, November 13th


Wednesday, November 14th

10am ~ 3.30pm

Volunteers needed!

Winter is upon us and in order to prevent damage to the beautiful plants and trees in the  Palmhouse, the Palm House Crew is holding a work party to bubble wrap the Palm House, and to fleece tender plants! All welcome, no experience needed!

Do you have any old bubble wrap you could donate?

Bubble wrap the Palm House? – What’s that?

In order to insulate the Palm House for Winter 2018 and to reduce heating costs, the Crew are collecting regular packing bubble wrap. This will be applied to the entire glass roof of the greenhouse to hold in heat. We’ll need lots of helpers to get it all up!

Fleece tender plants? – Ouch, does that hurt?

Of course not! In addition to insulating the Palm House, volunteers will be wrapping lengths of warm fleece around bamboo stakes with tops tied together to make warm little wigwams for each of the tender plants – a bit like draping a blanket on a cot!


  1. Bubble wrap – Have you moved home recently? Do you have pieces of bubble wrap of any size that you don’t want to send to landfill? Please donate them to the Palm House team!
  2. Please donate old badge cards if you have them!

    Badge holders – Please save and bring to the Palm House any old plastic conference badge holders or travelcard/credit card wallets you may have – they make useful plant label covers!




If you’re able to to help in any way, please contact Lynda or Anne at info@wolveslane.orgor just show up! All welcome, no experience needed. See you there!

Thanks in advance for your support!

Palm House Crew volunteers needed – TODAY Nov 6th – join us!

Come volunteer, lend a hand to renew and redevelop the PALM HOUSE!

Every Tuesday at 11 am ~ 4pm

Wolves Lane Development Group needs your help. The Palm House suffered significant damage this past winter.

If you would like to help restore the Palm House to its original beauty for all to enjoy, please come to Wolves Lane Centre on Tuesday at 11 a.m or contact Linda or Roger at wolveslaneworkshop@gmail.com or on 07771 995696.

All welcome!! Come and learn something new!

Do you have any canna, banana, small palms, lantana or strelizia? Donations of cuttings, seedlings and plants are also gratefully received.

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Wolves Lane in the news! – LONDON LIVE Report


London Live reported on the ongoing success of the Palm House Solar Power crowdfunding campaign.

See the full video here!


The Ubele team at Wolves Lane is asking all Wolves Lane fans, supporters, Haringey community and friends to support a crowdfunding effort to raise money for SOLAR POWER AT WOLVES LANE Palmhouse and Café!

London Mayor’s Fund has pledged £7500 to the Solar Power Campaign! AND more than 75% of the goal is achieved BUT we MUST reach 100% by Dec 10th – to be sure to keep the Mayor of London’s and all Wolves Lane supporters generously pledged funding!


Your pledge can make all the difference! Every £  helps!


Many ways to donate

Bank transfer

Can people donate to the solar power appeal without using a debit card on Spacehive? YES!

An alternative which is just like giving to any other good cause has been set up.Although Ubele is the chosen member of the Wolves Lane consortium to handle the crowdfund funds, to ease their admin load we have set up a conventional donation arrangement via a trusted intermediary, the community gardeners’ group Growing in Haringey. Pamela Harling is its treasurer.

  1. Just send your money to the Growing in Haringey bank account which is: ‘Growing in Haringey’ , Sort code 08-92-99, Account number 65409413.
  2. Please label your transfer – on the payin slip or its online equivalent – as <yourname> CROWDF.
  3. Then send an e-mail to Pamela at pjharling@hotmail.com saying ‘I have paid £x into the GIH account for the crowdfund’.

Cheques are also welcome – please write your phone number and/or e-mail on the back and give them to Pamela, Islay, Anne or Loretta when you see us on site.

Debit Card – donate at spacehive.com/wolveslanepalmhouse !!!

*** Many thanks for your support! ***


Find out more at spacehive.com/wolveslanepalmhouse !!!



The Ubele team says:

  • ” Our plan is to provide:-
  • * Solar electricity to heat the Wolves Lane Palm House, to preserve a much loved public amenity with hothouse plants, koi carp and terrapins for local families to visit and for schools to have nature study lessons
  • * Sustainable heating for the café, an educational and community meeting space
  • * Insulation and innovative heat retention measures like compost ‘hot boxes’ to minimise need for artificial heat
  • * Spare power to sell to the grid to fund other activities on site The Wolves Lane site:-
  • * Grows organic food, for sale and free for homeless people’s projects
  • * Houses an organic box scheme
  • * Trains volunteers in horticulture
  • * Runs school visits to study plants and food growing
  • * Provides an event space for community groups
  • * Is open to the public on Sundays with sales of plants, food produced on site, cooked food stalls and bike repair service

What we’ll deliver:

  • Use renewable energy to heat the Palm House and cafe
  • Restore an educational and social space for the local community  “

… please visit spacehive.com/wolveslanepalmhouse  and help make your community garden centre stronger, more sustainable, and better able to serve Haringey!

Wolves Lane Workshop – today!

Wolves Lane Centre needs you!

Can you help look after buildings and equipment?


Come to Wolves Lane Centre

TODAY Tuesday at 11 a.m.


Or for more information contact

Roger Skipper


07771 995696

All welcome! Volunteer! Learn something new!


London Grown have established an on-site workshop at the Wolves Lane Centre used in the short term as a base for the repair, maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and equipment at the centre, in particular the Palm House. And they are looking for volunteers!


If you know someone who is retired and has expertise or knowledge in engineering or repairs, please let them know too!

Donations of old tools also gratefully received.


London Grown – Volunteering in the Garden at Wolves Lane – every Tuesday

Volunteer in the Garden every Tuesday!

with London Grown, Spring 2018



@ Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, Wolves Lane, N22 5JD

* share knowledge
* learn skills
* natural food growing
* meet new people
* spend time with nature
* have fun + get active!


Work with trained gardeners from seed to harvest:

  • seed sowing
  • companion planting
  • pest & disease management
  • how to harvest
  • greenhouse growing
  • magic of compost!

Please arrive 10 minutes before to start each session.

If it’s your first session there will be a volunteer induction.

Refreshments will be provided.

Contribution towards volunteers’ travel will be available.

What to bring:

  • sturdy shoes
  • clothes to garden in

For more information contact volunteer co-ordinator Jae at:





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