Winstanley Community Garden- Harringey, London

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Apr 21 2009 20:35
Winstanley Community Garden- Harringey, London

Alright-
there's a group of us in the Green Lanes/ Manor House area looking to start a new community garden on some squatted wasteground. We've found a few spots, one's a plum little area with fences and an open gate that seems to be the result of some oversight by some housing developers.

Basically this is an open invite for anyone, local or not, to get involved in the spot. We want to create a totally free area for ourselves (we've not got a garden) and the community to grow some veg, relax in the sun, converse with the flowers etc. But as we're all working and have a few other little projects on the go, we're also looking for help in the initial start-up! It's not a massive space, about 20x5 metres I reckon, but it's full of nettles at the moment so if we have a gang to clear the space, put in some beds, fix up the fence and build a bench it'd be done in no time.

If anyone's interested in lending a hand, or has any advice or support, or even better has green fingers, please get in touch and spread the message around! I'll cook up a curry soon and we can all meet and discuss what we fancy doing!

We've got a facebook group to help organise stuff, or I can drop you a line if that's easier. Just search 'Winstanley Community Garden'

cheers

huw

"Suffering results from constraint. A portion of pure delight, no matter how tiny, will hold it at bay. To work for delight and authentic festivity is barely distinguishable from preparing for a general insurrection"- Raoul Vaneigem

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Apr 28 2009 22:05

Feels rather pathetic to comment on my own post but just a further update for those interested in taking part-

We're having an open meeting regarding Winstanley Community Garden-
please feel free (especially Haringey residents/ HSG members) to come along and share your ideas and daydreams and we'll see if we can get this garden rolling.

Open Meeting-
SUNDAY 3RD MAY- 3PM

LimaZulu Project Space
Unit 3J
Omega Works
167 Hermitage Rd
Haringey

Facebook 'Winstanley Community Garden' or pm me for details/contact number.

Cheers!

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Apr 29 2009 14:17

You should email this to info(at)haringey.org.uk to let HSG know I don't think any of their members are on here at the moment.

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Apr 30 2009 10:25

Cheers for that- already in contact with HSG but not really heard much back from them. There's a few similar projects going on in the area, including work starting this weekend on a new permaculture garden (KNOTWEED COMMUNITY PERMACULTURE PROJECT) on the fertile squatted terrain of Stadium Slopes, site of some of the events from the last Olympics. Let's hope we can move on the current Olympics site a damn sight faster.

If anyone is free this weekend to lend a hand I reckon they would appreciate it. For more details or general info on the projects message me.

huw

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Apr 30 2009 13:17

I have circulated the callout on the HSG elist, I think most of them are currently really busy with the Visteon occupation/picket, but I'm sure some will be along this is right up their street.