Lights in the Barn!
Thanks to Ian and Garry’s hard work and a grant of £2K from Re-Power Communities we now have solar powered lights in the Barn.  Do pop by on one of the Barn events days to admire them.  And SHA bridge players – note the specially designed pulley light system for the card table!
Annual Plant Sale 2024 – advance notice
This will be in front of the trading shed and in and around the Barn on May 12th from 12-3pm. It’s an important money raiser as well as a joyous occasion for all who join in. 
You can join in by offering to:

  • run a stall (veg and herbs, ornamentals, annuals, bric-a-brac/tools) 11.30-3pm
  • bake a cake and bring it to the Barn between 11 and 11.45am
  • help set up stalls 11-12
  • provide plants, labelled and priced and brought to the stalls at 11am
  • serve in the Barn Cafe 11.30-3pm

If you can offer help with any of these please contact Annie stating the ways in which you can help.
Maintenance working party
After a winter break, these will start again in April.  All hands on deck needed for lots of small maintenance jobs.  Come along and help the maintenance team on Sunday April 7th 11-1pm, meet by the trading shed.
We are also looking for volunteers to take on organising particular maintenance projects.  The first one is building some compost bays on the communal plot by the Barn.  If anyone is able to volunteer to take this on please let us know on info@
Haringey invoices
These have now been sent out.  If you have not received yours please contact the Haringey allotment officer on
Dates for the diary

Café at the Barn Wed 13th March 10.30 – 12.00.
Discussion group & lunch Sun 24th March 12.00 – 1.00 and lunch 1.00 – 2.00
Maintenance working party Sun 7th April 11 – 1.00
Café at the Barn Wed 10th April 10.30 – 12.00.
SHA AGM Sun 28th April 12.00 – 1.00, followed by lunch.  More details to follow
SHA Annual Plant Sale Sun 12th May More details to follow.

Site inspection reminder
With a Spring site inspection by the Council due in April/May, it’s a good time to remind everyone of a few pointers:

  • Plots must show evidence of full cultivation.  The Council’s definition of full cultivation is that 75% of each plot should be fully cultivated within a complete growing season.  Further details about the definition of cultivation can be found in the ‘Tenants Notes and Responsibilities’ document under the Resources section of the website.
  • Make sure your plot is numbered and the number clearly visible from the path.
  • The path around your plot must be kept clear (possibly arrange with your neighbour which adjoining paths you are responsible for).
  • Fruit trees should be kept at a maximum height of 3 – 4 metres.
  • Please inform the Committee and the Council of any changes in either house or email addresses.
  • Those with large or perhaps unmanageable plots please consider halving them to make them more productive.  Bear in mind that there are around 100 people waiting for a plot at Shepherds Hill and it is now taking approximately six years for someone going on the waiting list to be offered a plot.

Annie, Garry, Ian, Jill, Jo, Julie, Juliet, Nev, Trevor
The SHA allotment committee

17:06, 01 Apr 2024 by Website Admin