Sunday 23 February 2014

Ongoing intiatives and projects

Get Growing!

Meadow Orchard Project - community garden, orchard, wild-life meadow and eco-building behind Hornsey Health Centre. Ongoing volunteer days every Saturday from 11am to 4pm. 151 Park Road, Crouch End N8 8JD (access through NHS carpark).

Food from 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 Transition Crouch End.

Knowing thru Growing  Weekly Low Maintenance Gardening and seasonal community celebrations at Stroud Green Library. Also makes signs for gardens.

River of Flowers - working with the community to create and map ‘rivers’ of wildflowers or trails of floral forage in urban spaces for the benefit of bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators, people and plants. Transition Crouch End is in the River of Flowers: North London, the first in London.

Get Connected!

Green on the Screen...Bi-monthly, Last weds of the month films on sustainability, environmental issues and all things green at the Community Centre, basement of Union Church, Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8 9PX. A documentary, soup &

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

Barboot-7.30-10.30pm 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

Bon Croissant Cafe Monthly Saturdays Community Music Jam. 85 Weston Park.  All levels of music skills

Hornsey Vale 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

Community Acupuncture Tues eves 5.30-8.30 @ Hornsey Vale Community Centre. run by Gemma. Call in or Email:

Community Choir...singing songs of resilience, midday Thursdays @Union Church

LoVe Eating:Initiated by local vegans to explore issues & experiences of eating sustainably that is cheap, fun and ethical. Discovering where to source food and how to cook it. Informal workshops so far include; Making Sushi (using spelt), Making Gnocchi. Non vegans welcome. or call Gemma 07806870505

Get Crafty!

Mosaic making with recycled materials: regular workshops each month, at the Meadow Orchard and Hornsey Vale Community Centre.  Email for details.  

Knit Cafe – Unlibrary at Hornsey Library on Saturdays, now also at Stroud Green Library.

Get Building!

Eco building- cob, straw bale, rammed earth, timber and lime rendering at the Meadow Orchard Project.

Draughtbusting (when demand arises) . Coming up... Home energy initiatives....Tool Library (looking for a coordinator to set up with our donated tools/ swaps). Contact Transition Crouch End for more info & to get involved.

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.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Alternative Clothes Show

Come to the second amazing, wonderful Alternative Clothes Show on Saturday 22nd March 3-7pm at Hornsey Vale Community Centre, Mayfield Road N8 9LP.  Models still needed for our all ages details below.