Last Chance Saloon; The SAVE FARM TERRACE campaign are back in Court on Friday October 21st 2016 for their final attempt to protect allotments:
Extract from Sara-Jane Trebar's GO FUND ME news page:
We are very pleased to announce that we have a date for our final court date!
Friday October 21st 2016!
We will be taking our 'Peasful Protest' back to the Royal Courts of Justice Westminster!
Please save the date, share this post and get your banners and colourful gardening paraphernalia ready!
This is the last push. This is the end. If we win we really will help protect all other allotments against being at risk of this ridiculous 'exceptional circumstances' (get out clause) by the government.
If we lose, well, it doesn't bare thinking about!
Please come and support us, attend the court case with us and help us show the Judge, Watford Borough Council, the Government and the National press Just how you " don't mess with allotments"!
It will be a one day hearing. It will be a rolled up hearing and it will be a great day out!"
Donate to this important cause now!
Harrow in LEAF welcome the
Friends of Roxbourne Park.
We are pleased to inform you that the
Friends of Roxbourne Park have become our latest Associated Society Member.
The Friends are a group of people who regularly use Roxbourne Park, Cannon Lane, Harrow and wish to help Harrow Council to maintain and improve park facilities.
The Friends were started on 30 September 2015.
Roxbourne Park is located between Rayners Lane and Eastcote with entrances from High Worple, Cannon Lane, Field End Road and Woodlands Avenue.
Car parking is available at the Cannon Lane entrance.
The park provides 26 hectares of open space including football and cricket facilities. The adjoining Roxbourne Rough Nature Reserve is visited by wildlife including Herons and Green Woodpeckers.
A miniature railway is located at the Field End Road side of the park, and children enjoy train rides on it on Sunday afternoons during the summer .
On Sunday 18th September, from 1pm to 6pm, Roxbourne Park will be hosting a Family Fun Day featuring a Fun Dog Show.
Click on the poster image here, to find out how to Pre-Register your dog for this show.
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Click to visit the Headstone Village Show 2016 web page......
This year the organisers of the Headstone Village Show have announced the entrance fees as:
Adults £3.50, Children 4 - 12 £1.50, Under 4s FREE!
There is ample free parking.
Oh! and it's a £1 extra to enter your pooch in their dog show. All enquiries direct to the Headstone Manor Museum.
Note: There is one FREE entrance to the Headstone Village Show for Harrow in LEAF Exhibitors and Volunteers on the day.
We are taking part in the "Sow Wild!" Project in 2016/17 and beyond!
The University of Sussex are studying the effects of wildflowers in allotments and urban gardens upon pollinator populations via a 'citizen science'
project, and they would like to get keen gardeners involved from all over the UK.
Harrow in LEAF have registered with the project and intend to make a "test bed" at an allotment site in Harrow.
Click to view the Sow Wild! poster.
This is how the project works:
1) You register your interest by 12th Feb 2016
2) You are sent a project pack, which includes a pack of wildflowers, sampling equipment and detailed instructions.
3) You sow the 'Sow Wild!' wildflower seeds in your allotment or garden in Spring 2016.
4) You sample insects in the wildflower patch in summer, using pan traps, and send them back to us.
5) We let you know what is pollinating your garden or allotment!
6) You repeat the sampling in summer 2017."
For more information there is a Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/SowWild/ or you can e-mail your interest directly to Janine, the researcher, at
If you do decide to take part then perhaps you could let Harrow in LEAF know and together we could map & monitor how the research is going across Harrow and surrounds.
Please share this information: pass on to others who may be interested, put up a poster or include in newsletters etc. Would be good for schools and children.
Beginners' Gardening Course - FREE.
Learn how to grow your own food.
Old Kenton Lane Allotments Association are launching a Beginners' Gardening Course for young adults who would like to learn how to garden, but obviously anyone who would like to learn is welcome. Unfortunately this does not include children.
The course will run on Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th April 2016, from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Numbers are limited so book early!
The teacher will be
Anita Gracie, a Master Gardener with Garden Organic a keen promoter of allotmenteering.
If beginners do not have a garden then a small section of garden at the allotment site may be provided. Ideally bring gardening gloves, wellies and a trowel.
The Sunday session will include walking around the allotment site, looking at compost heaps, soil types and weeds and talking to the gardeners working on their plots.
To book your place, call Viv Williamson on 07722 581133
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Harrow in LEAF still a "growing community" in 2016.
We extend a warm welcome to Old Kenton Lane Allotments Association.
Harrow in LEAF are pleased to welcome as our new Associate Society Member, Old Kenton Lane Allotments Association.
They are located at their allotment site on Old Kenton Lane, Kingsbury, NW9 9ND which has 183 five-pole allotment plots.
Old Kenton Lane is self-managed with a constituted committee responsible for the site's operational management, including grounds maintenance
and waiting list administration.
The majority of plot holders are Brent residents with a few from Camden, Harrow, and Kensington and Chelsea.
The association has nearly 200 members.
E-mail Contact: email@example.com
For further info on nearby allotments in Brent please read the "Food for Thought" strategy brochure.
Not just any Christmas Card recycling scheme, this is Marks & Sparks recycling!
This year the Woodland Trust and Marks & Spencer have teamed up to recycle your unwanted Christmas Cards.
The Woodland Trust is a charity who ensures that our green spaces, ancient woodlands and trees are protected.
For every 1000 Christmas cards recycled at an M & S branch during January 2016, Marks & Spencer will plant a new native tree in the UK.
We think it is a great way to recycle your cards, and thank you to our members who informed us of this excellent initiative............read more >
LEAF tip: If you cannot get to an M&S branch then another way to recycle is to cut your old Christmas Cards into smaller labels to attach to next year's presents for friends and family. Crinkly scissors work a treat.
How do you keep active when allotment and garden work is done for Winter?
Harrow in LEAF have been contacted regarding new activities that may be of interest to our members. Location: Cedars Community Centre, Chicheley Road, Harrow Weald, HA3 6QH
Walking Football comes to Harrow
Every Friday from 12 to 1pm
£2 per session
NO RUNNING, NO AGE LIMIT
Walking Football, a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 55s, has arrived in Middlesex with venues popping up all over the County.
Just turn up on Fridays with a pair of trainers!
Over 50's Activities sessions
Every Tuesday from 11am to 12.30pm
Free social activities for people aged 50 years plus.
Activities available include carpet bowls, table tennis, badminton and board games.
The cafe is open for food and drinks.
This session caters for both people who want to simply chat and have a coffee and for those who want to take part in more physical activities.
Click here to contact Cedars for further info.
HATCH END HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
"Quiz Supper 2016"
Saturday 29th October, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Guide HQ, rear of Grimsdyke Road car park. HA5 4SE
Cost £13 per person
HATCH END HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
"Skulduggery in the Shrubbery" - Speaker: Stefan White
Thursday 3rd November, 8.00pm
Free Church Hall, Hatch End, Pinner, Middlesex HA5 4DZ
Plants on Sale
......more info on all events and venues
Sow & Harvest Guide
Courtesy of Newton Park HS.....
What to do on your allotment or in your garden this month.
Harvest time, lay down manure over plots....
Your ideas on what to do with all that allotment or garden food produce!
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Published: 11th Nov 2011