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Bring on the National Park City!

Posted by Nick Gardner on February 19, 2018

London as a national park city? No chance, surely? What was once a fanciful idea is going to become a reality. This month the scheme secured the support of the Mayor of London, members of the London Assembly AND the majority of London’s 654 local council ward teams (that’s a lot of backing!). All this means that the ... Continue reading »


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Restoration of the "Healing Garden" Newton Farm Ecology Park (Newton Park East)

We are working to restore the "Healing Garden" in the park. It was designed and put in place 20 years ago as a place the local people could come and heal by relaxing in natural surroundings. We started last winter by taking our a multitude of small ash trees and an even bigger multitude of brambles. Over the summer we rolled and cut back a large swathe of ivy and have replanted some species around a dilapidated bench (also the subject of a fundraising appeal for replacement). This autumn we have planted spring bulbs - native species only. But that's not enough. The design of the garden is modelled on a snake's coil. Inside the coil there is mounded earth with planting retained by a log fence. The fence posts have rotted in many places and fallen away. If they are not replaced soon the fundamental structure of the garden will collapse. That's why were are ecstatic  to have funding from The Greggs Foundation to replace the wall. Plans are being made now. It's a tricky job as originally the log fence was put in first and then the earth monded up inside the retaining wall. We have to somehow replace the wall without triggering collapse! Wish us luck.

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Volunteers - Help sign-up Refill Stations across London

Join us and help sign up Refill Stations across London and volunteer the way it suits you... Getting involved is easy and accesible, you can take part in any of the below ways: An Action Day volunteer - a few hours long only, Action Days will be held at key dates and locations across London A Community Recruiter - be leader of your own pack, hold your own Action Day in your local community and recruit your own volunteers A Solo Refill Champion - volunteer'n'go, sign up Refill Stations on your lunch break, out shopping, be sent Refill London stickers & posters)-SIGN UP AND TAKE ACTION BELOW (or click this link to view the form in fullscreen) Loading... -Before you head out signing up local businesses in your area, PLEASE READ THE VOLUNTEER GUIDE WE'VE CREATED HERE.  -Any questions, contact us on: [email protected]




Birds of Prey

10:00, Saturday 10th March

Hosted by: Maria Zuckschwert

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Seed Sowing to Grow Food

London | Camden

The Conservation Volunteers will be leading a workshop at the newly created Grove Place Garden, you ...



Create the Big Green Game

London | Lewisham | New Cross

Come to develop skills and make good things happen.Calling all actors, artists, techies, games-makers, scientists, writers ...



Islington Green Gym in the Sunnyside Kitchen Garden

London | Islington | Islington

We will be working to preserve the beauty and wildlife of Sunnyside community garden. We will ...

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