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September 18, 2017

Another great event this weekend - The Bugs Mural launch party. Irena Halder has designed and painted giant insects on a previously plain wall making a fantastic focal point for the garden.

 The artist.

 Look how happy we all are!

November 24, 2016

Just got back from the second of our winter Green Club programme - Wild Gardening led by Tim Rees.

Another great evening with hot cider and chilli maple syrup courtesy of Brian, and Tock kicking off by showing us all the wonderful chillies she'd been growing. 

Tim then gave us handouts on how to build a bat-house to encourage bats (beside being really interesting and the only flying mammals, they are great pest exterminators). We also looked at ways of building habitats for insects, bumble bees and generally encour...

September 12, 2016

Spotted in Challenge Close as I was leaving the garden yesterday. I think it's a Wagtail. 

August 24, 2016

Had a great meeting today with Tim Rees, Gabriel Parfitt and Paul Bragman, a community development adviser. We thought about what Harlesden residents really want from the garden and how they can get involved, particularly in the Green Club.

So far future plans include:

  • Activities for specific groups, such as the under-5s and their families, teenagers and young adults, social housing groups, and so on.

  • Day trips and outings

  • A new club-house

Have you got any ideas of what you would...

July 16, 2016

There I was doing a bit of research about permaculture in readiness for our proposed permaculture garden and I came across this brilliant series of videos on how to identify trees. They are presented by Patrick Whitefield, the great permaculture guru. If you've ever gone for a walk in woodland and wished you knew the names of trees you see, this could be the answer. This is Number 2 and there are 4 in all. Watch out for the bit on ivy in this one. I meet many people who hate ivy and rip it out of their gardens. Y...

June 27, 2016

I am not a food writer, but as eating is something we do more than most things, food tends to be a large part of our lives.  As a mother of four boys who LOVE food but can sometimes be picky re veg, it has always been important that the veg I do feed them encourages them to want more!

I threw a little something together with a couple of allotment bed ingredients that were easy to grow, added a spoon of organic coconut oil, first time using, the result was so good I had to share!  Did I mention that it's Vegan too!...

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Friends of Harlesden Town Gardens Committee

with the Mayor of Brent

The committee that runs the 'Friends' group has a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Media Officer.  The committee meet once a month, if you are interested in joining the committee to add your ideas and skills, please contact us at any time; or, if you wish to be put forward for one of the main positions, you may do so before the AGM, held around March/April of every year.

Please contact the friends via email; info@harlesdentowngarden.co.uk

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