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Harrow in LEAF will have a table at the Honeybun May Fayre on Saturday, June 4th 2016 from 2pm to 5pm.

Admission is FREE

There'll be hot food (Sid's Pizzas), teas & coffees, a cake stall, book stall, various games such as 'Beat-the-goalie', 'Splat-the-rat', 'Human Fruit Machine', face painting, morris dancing, a tombola, a Harrow in LEAF stall (with plants) and a fire engine.

Plus stalls from the Council's Resident Involvement and the Recycling teams; the Met's Safer Neighbourhood officers and the Friends of West Harrow Park.

......and various other bits and bobs as yet to be confirmed; possibly even a beer tent!

To be held at the end of Hawkins Crescent at the junction with Springway and Ford Close. The best ways to get to it will be via the green on Lascelles Avenue, from Butler Avenue/Road. There'll be plenty of signs around on the day.



The big Annual Plant Sale 2016 took place at Harrow in LEAF's HQ on West Harrow Allotments (large) on Saturday May 14th. Crowds of visitors came and bought plants, enjoyed cakes and a cuppa and joined or renewed their Memberships to support for Harrow in LEAF.


Harrow in LEAF's AGM & Social 2016 took place on May 11th at 7.30pm in our green HQ, West Harrow Allotments (large)


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
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 j.griffiths-lee@sussex.ac.uk.

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: oklallotmentsassociation@hotmail.co.uk
Click to view the Old Kenton Lane Poster
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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: oklallotmentsassociation@hotmail.co.uk

For further info on nearby allotments in Brent please read the "Food for Thought" strategy brochure.

The Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle, wants allotment land back from the "serfs" in Isleworth according to ITV London News item, 13/1/2016

Not just any Christmas Card recycling scheme, this is Marks & Sparks recycling!

Click to enlarge image 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.
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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.

Show Schedule
2016 Show Schedule available now - Click Here.


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HATCH END HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Summer Show

Saturday 25th June from 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, photographic and children's classes.
Plants for sale.
Raffle, tea, cakes and auction of exhibits.

Scouts HQ, rear of Grimsdyke Road car park, HA5 4SE


......more info on all events and venues


Sow & Harvest Guide
Courtesy of Newton Park HS.....


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What to do on your allotment or in your garden this month.

JUNE
Harvest earlies, thin apples, use rhubarb, weeding.....


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