The Conservation Volunteers will be launching a weekly Green Gym in Harmony Gardens on Friday 12 April (between 10am and 1pm) to get Tottenham residents involved in community gardening.
Working in partnership with Back 2 Earth and the Friends of Harmony Gardens, the Harmony Gardens project is a community garden growing vegetables and it’s hoped that a lot of the produce grown will be used in the newly launched Community Kitchen project in Broadwater Farm Community Centre, which is also run by volunteers.
Michael Bury, Community Project Officer for The Conservation Volunteers says; “The Green Gym is a great way for people to improve their fitness and wellbeing whilst having a really positive impact on green spaces and healthy eating. The day begins and ends will warm up and cool down exercises and it’s a fun and friendly way for people to get involved in their local community”.
Although it’s been an unusually slow start to the spring it’s hoped that this month’s sessions will include sowing beetroot, peas, beans, broccoli, cabbage, chard, leeks, spinach and lettuce, and planting onions and asparagus outdoors. Green Gym volunteers will get a discount in the community kitchen and the launch session will be followed by a special Wildlife Walk around the Lordship Recreation Ground by the Lordship Wildlife Group at 1.30pm.
Funded by Haringey Council and the People’s Health Trust, The Conservation Volunteers Haringey involves people from across the borough in practical conservation tasks, participants develop their skills and most importantly have fun!
If you want to join in or find out how else you can support our volunteers EITHER visit www.tcv.org.uk/haringey OR contact Michael Bury on 020 8348 6005.