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Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex

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How to make your Allotment and Garden "Greener"

A free talk on Saturday 8th June at 2.30pm at Harrow in LEAF HQ, West Harrow Allotments (Large).

Allotment holders and gardeners can manage their spaces in a more sustainable way in order to enhance productivity, encourage wildlife, increase biodiversity and reduce their impact on the environment.

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The benefits can be seen with better soil condition, a reduction in physical work, cost and the use of chemicals in addition to a more sustainable space.
It is not about making part of the space untidy, abandoned or full of weeds! We often hear that this is how to create a nature friendly or wildlife garden. There is a way to build a beautifully designed garden space that is functional yet really beneficial to wildlife as well.

Simon Joshua is the founder of Harrow Biodiversity and Environment, a social media platform for sharing local knowledge about the environment and promoting better management of public and private green spaces. He is also a London National Park City ranger for Harrow, an organisation supported by the Mayor of London. An enthusiastic amateur and by no means a professional ecologist or horticulturist, but still keen to learn and above all support local organisations and residents to consider more environmentally friendly management of the spaces for which they have been given responsibility.

Exhibitors Wanted 2024

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We are now on Facebook.

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2024 Plant Sale

Our big Annual Plant Sale 2024 took place on Saturday May 11th from 11am to 1pm.

With 16 amateur sellers covering approximately 33 tables with very reasonably priced plants.

The sunshine brought out a large crowd who enjoyed shopping and refreshments from our pop-up cafe

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Our 2024 Quiz Night took place on Saturday April 13th.

Our popular Annual Quiz Night went ahead on the evening of Saturday April 13th 2024.

Home Guard Club

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Our 19th Horticultural & Craft Show on August Bank Holiday Monday 26th, 2024

This year will be a bit different because our displays will be in the barn, a welcome return to this historic Harrow icon - built in 1506 and linking us to Harrow's agricultural past. Shows of produce started in the 1830's and are a proud reminder of the skills needed to grow fresh and healthy food.
While the weather continues to break records, good and bad, it's encouraging to think ahead to a productive year in our gardens and allotments. We hope that a look at the schedule will encourage you to try something new, whether in the arts and crafts section or the choice of tempting food ideas to try. Our visitors love to see how creative you all are.
With the Paris Olympic Games happening in the summer, some of our craft classes have a sporting theme. Do have a look and see whether you or your family are inspired to get involved.
You don't need to grow the biggest vegetables or the most perfect flowers - it's enough to take part, and feel that you are contributing to your community.
Don't forget, if you enter something, you get free admission for yourself, and are really part of this special event.

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Sow & Harvest Guide
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What to do on your allotment or in your garden at this time.

Cut back roses, feed onions, lift flowered bulbs..

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Your ideas on what to do with all that allotment or garden food produce!

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Harrow in LEAF's "Guide for New Allotment Holders" is now available on-line

Yes, our excellent Guide is now available via the "Allotment Guidelines" button on the top Menu above - or just click on this front page image.

        Guide for New Allotment Holders
Published: 11th Nov 2011

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