Sunday 3 June 2012

Summer 2012 News

Get Growing!

Knowing thru Growing Weekly Low Maintenance Gardening and seasonal community celebrations.

MeadowOrchard Project. Regular growing sessions at our community orchard behind the health centre on park rd.

Foodfrom the Sky Regular growing sessions up on the roof of Budgens.

Other Growing Spaces: Harold Rd - community garden, Plot 21- community allotment, Naturewise Forest Garden, Priory Common Orchard and Hornsey Vale Tyre Garden - details from

Get Connected!

Green on the Screen

1st weds of the month 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 6th June 'Just Do It'

UrbanHarvest…Free Food Foraging walks and workshops third Saturday of the month.

Community Supported AgricultureWeekly '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.

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

Barboot7.30-10.30pm 1st Friday of each month , the Haberdashery Cafe, Middle Lane, turns into a colourful and kaleidoscopic bazaar with community artists, craftspeople and vintage sellers. 3rd Friday of each month musicians perform ' Three Songs' each, proceeds to a local cause. Also at Moors Bar.

Bon Croissant Cafe Monthly Community Music Jam.85 Weston Park. All levels of music skills welcome. Monthly Saturday afternoons (next one 5thMay ). Facilitated by local musicians Mary Hogan & Peter Budge. FFI

HornseyVale Community Centre (HVCA) A busy hub in the heart of our community with something for everyone.Home of our Tyre Garden and Recycled tabletop sales.

Hearthland ; Off grid cooking, seasonal earth based celebrations, off grid green tours, greenwood working and other low impact reskilling to renew and re-root our connection to the land for our and future generations ‘hearth’ and well being. FFI;

Community Acupuncture Tues eves 5.30-8.30 @ HVCA FFI:

Get Crafty!

Mosaic making with recycled materials: 1st Sunday of the month, also at HVCA. Pre Festival Nature Mosaic making April 21st at Meadow Orchard.

Knit Cafe – 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 (we're looking for a 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 & have now joined Haringey Timebank…other ideas for boosting our local economy welcomed.

Also Coming Up:
Community Choir...singing songs of resilience, midday Thursdays at Union Church, Ferme Pk Rd
6th June Hearthland 'Off Grid Green Tour'  from 3pm
One of our seasonal green tours en route to Green on the Screen!
This one begins near Alexandra Palace (ali pali) station at a community allotment at Ranelagh Rd, N22 (steel gates opposite no.10). Come 3pm if you want to join us for some off grid food, prepared and cooked out in the open. Learn a little about off grid cooking. Tour the community allotment and learn about eco cabin making from reclaimed materials, green roofs and witness it firsthand..Check out whats growing as well as cooking!
(Bring your own eating/drinking utensils)
Leaving about 4.30pm we weave our way up the palace (with a very likely ale stop at the Phoenix pub at the top) to the allotments on the other side of ali pali, visiting Fred Fitze's solo allotment plot.
We then descend to Naturewise Plot 21, permaculture community allotment (bottom of Ali Pali) Gemma will introduce the Priory Common Orchard. By then we'll have wetted our appetite for a feast on film and food as we arrive just in time for Green on the Screen at Moors Bar, Park Rd, N8.
Scrummy food for all on the menu!
Doors open 7pm.
The films title and details below gives us all the motivation we need this summer,
'Just do it' !
7pm  Green on the Screen – ‘Just Do It’ fim – Feast on film and Food, with ‘World Café’ style discussions after..
8th June Moors Bar
The Alan Warner Band fronted by the original guitarist of the word famous pop/soul band
"The Foundations". Playing an exciting mix of Rock/Blues/Pop Covers. Including the massive hits "Build me up Buttercup", "back on my feet again" and many more
Doors open 8pm admission £5
14th June  eARTh in the City, 5-7pm @ the Haberdashery Cafe   - booking essential
16th June ‘Flower Power Solstice Celebration’ at Meadow Orchard Project. Featuring Community Design from 10am. 1pm Urban Harvest ‘Edible Flowers’ session, green woodworking, Cob and straw bale eco build tours, acoustic jams and Solstice Celebration
4th July – Outdoor Green on the Screen - save the date!
7th July Meadow Orchard open day with Transition Culture Tour….music storytelling etc


  1. 16th June at Parish Church hall from 11am-5pm
    jolly craft market will open at junction cranley Gardens / Park Road N10 3AH
    free entry please visit us!

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