We won an Islington in Bloom Award!

We have won an Islington In Bloom Award! This week we learned that our beloved Yvonne Connelly Kitchen Garden in Wray Crescent has won the Silver Award in the Best Community Garden category. We’re so thrilled. It is a testament to hundreds of hours of voluntary work in creating, managing and caring for the project that…

By Editor 2019-10-21 Off

Annual Report 2018-2019

We held our first AGM on October 19. During the meeting some executive post holders changed and the number of management committee members was raised to a total of ten. The latter is primarily an administrative move, but makes it easier to hold meetings and reach decisions. Minutes of the meeting will be published ASAP,…

By Editor 2019-10-21 Off

Friends of Wray: AGM October 19

Hello everyone! We are pleased to announce our next AGM. It has already been around a year. The AGM takes place on October 19 at 11am at 12 Pine Grove N4. The agenda for the meeting at present looks like this: Report on our first year’s work and voting in the committee. A chat about…

By Editor 2019-10-09 Off

Please help Sunnyside Community Gardens recover from damage

Many of you may know Sunnyside Community Gardens (Facebook link) just up Hornsey Rise. Sadly, their garden was vandalised a couple of weeks ago, and they’ve appealed for help. This is what happened, according to the Islington Gazette: Sunnyside Community Gardens in Sunnyside Road was so smashed up it looked like a “hurricane had hit”,…

By Editor 2019-09-17 Off

Announcement: Corbyn Street Party July 14

Greetings everyone! We wanted to let you know two things: 1. We’ll be running our regular Saturday Kitchen Garden workshop at 11am this Saturday, and every Saturday in July — please join us!! 2. The super, brilliant Corbyn Street Party is back again this year on Sunday July 14. This is always a great event…

By Editor 2019-07-09 Off

Planting the seeds: Workshop #1

Hello, The first seeds are planted! 26 people during the day worked together to plant the seeds in the new raised beds. We’ll be getting together again in a few weeks to plant some seedlings — though we’ll be watering our plants regularly until then! So pleased to hear so many positive responses from around…

By Editor 2019-04-28 Off

April 27: The first kitchen garden workshop

We are thrilled to announce that the first kitchen garden workshop will take place at 11am on April 27. During the workshop we will: Learn about crop planting and cultivation Find out which plants grow well together and which don’t Put protection in place to prevent foxes digging things up. The session will be free,…

By Editor 2019-04-24 Off