Thanks to all for making the plant sale such a success and a lovely day last Sunday.  A special thanks to all the brilliant helpers, putting up gazebos, selling, making teas, washing up, etc. etc.  And all those who donated plants and who made delicious cakes – every single slice went!  We raised over £1,300, half of which goes to the Harington Scheme, and the other half to much needed maintenance work on the site (tree pruning, drainage work, track improvements, etc.)
 
The next Sunday discussion group and lunch will be on Sunday 22nd May.  From 12 – 1pm Gary Sycamore will lead a discussion about soil and how to make good compost – not to be missed! Then lunch (soup and bread, cake and tea and coffee) from 1 – 2pm.  Hope to see you there.

The Allotment Committee
May 2022

11:50, 13 May 2022 by Website Admin

 

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Barn events
This Sunday 21st March
12.00 – 1.00: Robert Henebury will lead a discussion on health and safety at the allotment.  What you should keep in a first aid kit on your plot, and other helpful advice.  
1.00 – 2.00: Lunch – come along for homemade soup and bread, cake, teas and coffees.  In the sunshine!

Café at the Barn: Wednesday 13th April 10.30 – 12.00

The willow workshops earlier in the month were a great success, with some beautiful woven plant supports made.  Do let us know if you have ideas for workshops you would like to see held at the Barn in the future, and particularly if you would be willing to help organise them.
 
Maintenance working party
Many thanks to all those who helped at the March working party.  The next one will be held on Sunday April 10th 10.30 – 12.30.  Meet at the trading shed.  We need help with preparing the Montenotte track to improve drainage and the uneven surface there, and with stocking the log store.
 
Save the Date: SHA annual plant sale
Will be held on Sunday 8th May.  More details to follow.

Reminders

  • From 1st April – 30th September no bonfires are allowed on site. 
  • Please do not put any woodchip on the Montenotte track, as this can make the drainage problems worse.  There is maintenance work planned to improve the track.  
  • Annie and Liz request that people re-use plastic bags and containers from the trading shed for any purchases from there.  Please recycle what you can.  
  • Haringey site inspections are due to recommence in April.  Make sure your plot is clearly numbered and inspection-ready

Happy spring gardening!

The allotment committee, March 2022

18:52, 19 Mar 2022 by Website Admin

Upcoming Barn Events
 

 Wed 9th Feb 10.30 – 12.00  Café at the Barn
 Sun 27th Feb 1.00 – 2.00pm  Lunch at the Barn
 Wed 9th March 10.30 – 12.00  Café at the Barn
 Sun 20th March   Gardening tips discussion on ‘preparing  for Spring’ 12–1 followed by lunch 1–2

 
It’s fantastic that the Barn events are becoming ever more popular, but it also means lots of work for committee volunteers, and we are keen to involve more people to help with making cakes, serving teas and coffees, washing up, etc.  Please get in touch at info@ if you are able to volunteer, either for a specific date, or more generally.
 
Potato Day Sunday 27th February 10am-1pm   

To avoid long queues when coming to collect and pay for your orders can you please try to keep to the times allotted below:

  • Plots 1 - 48    10 am - 11am
  • Plots 49 - 89   11am - 12 midday
  • Plots 90 -136    12 midday - 1pm

If you can’t do those times then you can also collect and pay for your orders between 2pm and 3pm on the same day. If none of those times suits (though we hope they do) then email Annie and she will try to arrange another time.
Please continue to follow advice about distancing to keep us all safe. The Trading Shed will operate between 11 and 12 as usual on that day. We will organise the potato event in the Trading Shed Yard under gazebos.  So no parking at shed on that day until after 3pm.

Trading Shed

  • We are having a delivery of manure and bags will be available when the trading shed is next open on Sunday 13th February.
  • All the pots that have been left by the trading shed have been cleared.  Please DO NOT dump any pots there.

Willow workshops
These have been very popular and are now fully booked for the three days, 4th, 5th and 6th March, but if you are still interested let us know and we will put you on a waiting list in case of any cancellations. 
 
The site committee
February 2022

13:03, 14 Feb 2022 by Website Admin