Dates for your diary

Sunday 22nd October Barn discussion on no-dig 12- 1pm, followed by lunch 1 – 2pm.  Come along to hear about plot-holders’ experiences of using the no-dig method on their plots.
Sunday 5th November Maintenance working party.  All hands on deck needed for the last working party of 2023.  Lots of jobs to be done, meet at the trading shed at 10am.  The core team need you!
Wed 8th November Café at the Barn. 10.30-12.00.  Come along for tea, coffee and cake by the fire, and a friendly chat.
Sunday 19th November  Craft afternoon? – see message from Garry Doyland below.
Sunday 26th November Winter Warmer 2023 12 – 3pm – see details below.

Winter Warmer 2023  (and we'd love your help)
Our annual event will be taking place in and around the Barn on Sunday 26th November. The main event will be from 12-3pm, but we are lucky enough this year to be able to hold a session on winter wreath making for those who sign up in advance from 10.45-12 – there’s room for 10 participants. The main event will include lunch of delicious soups, breads and cakes. There will also be stall of preserves, a cake stall and a raffle. Weather permitting we'll have a fire pit in the trading shed yard as well as the wood burning stove around which we can sup and chat.  Bring family and friends. But please remember no parking in front of trading shed that day.
Please help if you can:

  • Make a cake for the cake stall (bring along on the day)
  • Bring something enticing for the raffle: please bring either to the Barn cafe 10.30-12 on November 8th or trading shed 11-12 on 19th November. 

 Email Annie to sign up for the wreath making or if you need any more information.
Message from Garry Doyland:
On the 19th November from 1.00pm we are hoping to have a craft afternoon. This event is for anyone who has a craft or skill they’d like to share. Knitters bring your knitting, artists bring easels and paint brushes, whistlers bring knives and wood. If you have something to offer please write to me via  Together we can put on an event in and around the Barn, fire burning, kettle boiling and any snacks you bring to the party. 
And a second appeal: If you joined the art group during the past summer and have any pictures to show please let me know. It would nice to view them at the Winter Warmer on the 26th November.
Are there trees on your plot that need pruning?
Your tenancy agreement states that trees on your plot must be kept at a maximum height of 3 metres. Please make sure that you keep trees pruned and to the permitted height to avoid shading neighbours’ plots.  Richard Dickson is a tree surgeon who regularly carries out work on the site and can quote for works on 07764 448650.
Rent invoices from Haringey
Haringey will be sending out invoices in January.  If you are considering giving up your plot you need to inform the allotment officer at by 1st December, otherwise you will be charged rent for the year 2024.  Please also inform the allotment officer if you have changed address (postal or email) so they can update their records.

And finally …. There is a lot of work to do to manage the site, organise events, run the trading shed and other work.  Contributions are always welcome – time, food and helping  with events. Just let us know

16:35, 21 Oct 2023 by Website Admin