Thursday 16 February 2012

Spring News 2012

Moving together to life beyond oil
Get Growing!
Sat 18th Feb 'Knowing thru Growing' event 10.30-5pm Raised Bed Workshops, Low Maintenance Gardening, Films, Songs, Poems 10.30-5.00pm, at Stroud Green library. Regular growing sessions
Meadow Orchard Project. Regular growing sessions at our community orchard behind the health centre on park rd.
Food from the Sky Regular growing sessions up on the roof of Budgens
Other Growing Spaces with green shoots appearing: Harold Rd - community garden, Plot 21- community allotment, Naturewise Forest Garden and Hornsey Vale Tyre Garden - details from
Get Connected!

Green on the Screen...monthly films on sustainability, environmental issues and all things green at Moors Bar, Park Rd N8. A great night of film, food and discussion. Next film Weds 7th March: The Economics of Happiness

Urban Harvest…Free Food Foraging walks and workshops third Saturday of the month

Community Supported Agriculture...weekly 'More Than A Box Scheme' at Haberdashery Café- food delivered from Church Farm, near Stevenage every Thursday 6-7pm, also- monthly community farm participation at Church Farm, seasonal farm camps and more

Honour our Elders - Warm & Healthy Neighborhoods project.
Supporting our Elders. Making connection and appreciating their value. Volunteers needed for this project. Contact

Food food hate waste? See what’s cooking at the weekly community Food cycle café, serving great meals made from surplus food, every Friday 12-2pm, Station House, Ferme Pk Rd.

Hornsey Vale Community Centre (HVCC) A busy hub in the heart of our community with something for everyone: age concern to baby ballet, basketball to zumba, regular classes, loads for children, events & meeting spaces and 
home of our Tyre Garden

Transition events coming up at HVCC:
Sat 25th Feb- Diversity & Social Inclusion workshop with Sylvia Rose from Transition Town Totnes
Sun 26th Feb- Afternoon Tabletop Sale- De-clutter with us- and find a bargain?! Sell-or give away the things you no longer need. Ring Hornsey Vale Community Centre for details: 020 8348 4612

Get Crafty!

Monthly mosaic making with recycled materials: Next one 2pm Sunday 1st April, also at HVCC details:

Knitting & Crochet – just starting at the Unlibrary at Hornsey Library on Saturdays

Get Building!
Eco building- cob, straw bale, rammed earth, timber and lime rendering at Meadow Orchard Project
Draughtbusting (when demand arises)
Coming up..Home energy initiatives....Tool Library (looking for co-ordinator to set up with our donated tools as well as swaps)

Get Loaded!

NLLETS: We are a member of the local exchange and trading scheme…ideas for boosting our local economy welcomed.

Also Coming Up: Community Choir...singing songs of resilience, midday Thursdays at Union Church, Ferme Pk Rd
Transition meditation...Compost Giveaway...
Green Mile Tour of Transition Crouch End…Permaculture Courses…Crouch End Ceilidh…Crouch End Creative Arts Festival and Open Studios in May…and more

Contact Us!

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TONIGHT Thursday 16th February an energy information evening in the ladder.  6.30pm in St Paul's Church Centre at the top of Cavendish Road (near Harringay overground station).  Come and hear how to save money by saving energy at home.  Hear what your neighbours have been up to.  All welcome.  

Spring is in the Air- community event

Saturday February 18th, 10.30am to 4.45pm 
Stroud Green and Harringay Library
Quernmore Road
N4 4QR (Click for map)
(next to Harringay station / W5 bus)
Free entry - donations welcome
As the sunlight becomes stronger and signs of new growth begin to appear, shrug off winter's caution and enjoy some earthy delights at 'Knowing Thru Growing'  spring spectacular.

10.30-12.30 'KTG' Library garden tours and 'making a raised bed' hands-on demo session
12.30 onwards soup available by donation for expenses (Till the pot runs dry!)
1-2.30pm Low maintenance gardening talk with Urban Harvest: 'Get to know your Alliums'
2.30-4.30pm Community Choir, Music and Poems to touch your heart
Urban Harvest teas and cocktails available by donation for expenses.
'Knowing Thru Growing'  film screenings and seed swapping thru the afternoon.

All welcome - join us for the whole afternoon or just drop in when you can.    
Bring your own mug, bowl and spoon.