Sunday, 11 December 2011

Urban Harvest Calendar for 2012

Regular activity on 3rd Sat of the month, with a couple of extra dates.
We’ll also be picking apples for people who can’t pick their own or have too many – join us, or why not leaflet your neighbourhood and do the same?

Activities always subject to change if we have a better idea / a better offer / a wonky season (ie plants don’t grow to our timetable).

Your suggestions welcome - always looking for good sites & cheap venues (indoors for cold weather)
Hopefully Ed will add the odd fungus walk to the schedule

If you're new to Urban Harvest, please read the 'About Us' blurb on our website explaining who we are and what we aren't. You can also sign up to our mailing list for final details of events:

Sat 21 Jan 2012 13:00 Foraging walk Winter Salad Challenge (ie can we come up with a decent bowlful?).

Sat 18 Feb 2012 13:00 ‘Know Your Alliums’. Learning about Wild Garlic and its relations.

Sat 17 Mar 2012 13:00 Nettle Celebration. Eat them, drink them, wear them.

Sat 21 Apr 2012 13:00 Foraging walk. Seasonal Spring specials: Lime leaves; Hop shoots; Dandelions; Hogweed; etc

Sat 19 May 2012 13:00 Ever-lovely Elderflowers.

Sat 16 Jun 2012 13:00 Our annual Edible Flowers Celebration. With floral summer cocktails.

Sat 21 Jul 2012 13:00 Plums. Perhaps loquats & mulberries too?

Sat 18 Aug 2012 13:00 Harvesting summer fruits. We get stuck into the glut of apples, pears, plums etc...

Fri 7 Sep 2012 Apple picking in private gardens

Fri 14 Sep 2012 Apple picking in private gardens

Sat 15 Sep 2012 13:00 All about red berries. Learn how to tell your hips from haws from crabs from sorbs.

Fri 21 Sep 2012 Apple picking in private gardens

Sat 29 Sep 2012 13:00 extra Chestnuts & acorns.

Tue 2 Oct 2012 Apple picking in private gardens

Tue 9 Oct 2012 Apple picking in private gardens

Tue 16 Oct 2012 Apple picking in private gardens

Sat 20 Oct 2012 pm Apple Day Celebration with Transition Crouch End (4th glorious year).

Tue 23 Oct 2012 Apple picking in private gardens

Sat 27 Oct 2012 extra Rediscovering English exotic fruit. Service fruit & medlars.

Sat 17 Nov 2012 13:00 Finding winter greens

Sat 15 Dec 2012 evening Potluck Party

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bee a Community Champion

Do Something Bee-utifulc
Bee the difference!

Living Under One Sun is a multi award winning community project, run mainly by volunteers and Made in Tottenham. It all started in 2005 with mothers from local communities, to promote healthy living, community leadership and harmony . We aim to inspire across generations and cultures, taking responsibility to build, protect, share and celebrate a positive neighbourhood and environment both locally and globally.

An exciting outreach and community leadership project for east of Haringey to create more places for growing affordable healthy food, supporting all hard working pollinators and setting up more beehives. Then launch Tottenham’s take on the Chelsea Flower Show on 14th July 2012 !
If you are selected as a BBB champion you will get FREE

  • a ‘hands on’ training and support programme in organic food growing, protecting bees & wildlife, running a green project and community leadership
  • a beekeeping course –either evenings or as a weekend option mentoring in ‘adopting’ a beehive
  • a complete training and support pack for you to engage others
  • your confidence and skills built step by step in project management
  • the opportunity to complete the delivery of your own local project from A-Z
  • a portfolio of achievement and reference for your cv, further training and employment,
  • the opportunity to be selected for the BBB flower show competition and win £500 to design your own display entry
  • a contribution to your transport & child care costs
  • CRB check - a special experience of networking, sharing knowledge and skills
  • a chance to reflect and a supported way to create a change in your neighbourhood

You are required to give:
As well as attending the programme, you will give 3 hours a week as a volunteer to work on your chosen local site this could be with a local school, on a housing estate, or with a community or faith group. Alternatively, it could be with us at the LUOS community allotment site.


Organic food growing & community leadership programme
Tuesday 10th January : Deadline for applications
Tuesday 17th January : Confirmation of your place
Tuesday 24th January : Induction 10-2 & Launch & Lunch

Tuesdays 7th Feb to 17th July from 10 am - 2pm:
10am - 12: Organic food growing, biodiversity training and practice.
12..30 - 2 pm: Community leadership - running a community green project.

Saturday 14th July : BBB Festival of Flowers & Honey @Tottenham Marshes

Beekeeping courses
Wednesdays 8th Feb - 28th March 2012 (6-8 pm) at Coombes Croft Library
Saturdays on 17th, 24th 31st of March (10am -2pm) - to be confirmed
Saturdays from 21st April – 21st July (12.30 - 2.30 pm) - Adopt a Beehive Mentoring

Blooming Beds and Bees Competition
Tuesday 16th January - Deadline for submitting flower design proposals.
Tuesday 24th January -10 designs selected and £500 allocated to each
Saturday 14th July - Design display for competition at BBB Flower and Honey Festival at Tottenham Marshes can also find us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and Flickr



Wednesday 7th December 2011
All proceeds in aid of the Haringey Churches Winter Night Shelter

Celebrate the year with us - doors open @ 6:30 - come early and network!
   We expect to start the screening after serving those who wish to eat.
Apologies: I made a mistake in the previous email - this is NOT a 'bring food to share' event.
To choose from our delicious menu of mainly local food;
PLEASE order when you arrive!
Short films illustrating local projects

Community Supported Agriculture
The Meadow Orchard Project
Knowing Through Growing
Food Cycle
Time for a dessert from our menu and a drink from the bar...

Haringey Churches Winter Night Shelter
A year of Green on the Screen
Community Fire Celebration
Edible Landscapes London
The Compost Giveaway
Food from the Sky

We invite you to bring a wrapped 'no longer needed' recycled gift.
We'll exchange gifts after the film screenings.
Anything left over will be donated to the Homeless shelter

World Cafe

News & Updates

  • Come see the 'must see' film of 2012! Post your choice in our film suggestion postbox at Moors Bar on GOTS nights and yours could be one of the nine we plant/screen in 2012!
  • The next three films we expect to screen are below - your suggestion could be there too:
  • February: The Transition Movie
  • March: Ecomonics of Happiness
  • April: Water, the great mystery