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Blog
Location Factors – Flood Risk 

25 May 18

Many of us in London and outside, live in a flood risk zone.


Outdoors
Ten of the best activities and events to enjoy across Lee Valley Regional Park this May Half-Term 

25 May 18

With dozens of fun and exciting activities on offer across Lee Valley Regional Park this May Half-Term (Saturday 26 May Sunday 3 June), visitors will be spoilt for choice when planning how to keep their young ones busy during the week long break.


Blog
Big Lunch 2018 

24 May 18

Bring a dish to shareand join us on Sunday 3rd June for the Big Lunch – and to celebrate our 39 th anniversary! See old friends, meet new ones and enjoy the afternoon with all of us at the farm.


News
Newham Council’s cabinet members for health and environment announced 

24 May 18

Newham Council’s cabinet members for health and the environment have been announced.


Outdoors
Eastern Poland Trip Report: Bialowieza Forest 

22 May 18

Wanstead goes on tour! None of us are quite sure how this happened but at some point on a slow birding day on Wanstead Flats we must have started discussing where might be better than here.


News
Strong objections to mayor’s environment strategy 

22 May 18

Conservative politicians have been left furious at Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s “impossible” environment strategy.


News
Politician challenges impact of environment strategy on taxis 

22 May 18

A London assembly member has challenged Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on the impact his environment strategy could have on taxis.


Blog
What’s in the bags this week – 23 May 

21 May 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Blog
The Only Way Is Wanstead! 

21 May 18

David Bowie tribute band Thin White Duke headlined Sunday’s The Only Way Is Wanstead Music Festival outside The Temple in Wanstead Park (20 May 2018).


Blog
New arrivals and old friends 

19 May 18

Gardens: you turn round and suddenly, flowers are out, fruits are forming and there are signs of early Summer.


News
Claudia Webbe: Islington transport boss to learn fate as Lewisham East Labour party vote for candidate 

18 May 18

Claudia Webbe: Islington transport boss to learn fate as Lewisham East Labour party vote for candidate 15 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Islington’s transport and environment chief Claudia Webbe will find out tomorrow whether she has been chosen as …


Outdoors
Farewell 

18 May 18

Today at Bakers Arms I saw a blackbird sitting on a fruit stall-holder’s grapes.


Outdoors
In praise of Hummingbirds 

16 May 18

Lesser Violetear.


Blog
Throwaway plastic tax: make your voice heard! 

16 May 18

Concerned about the environmental impact of wet wipes, and other types of plastic, on our rivers and coastlines? You can help contribute to the solution by responding to the government consultation on a throwaway plastic tax.


Blog
Learning outdoors: the hidden benefits 

16 May 18

By Education Officer Deb Frankiewiecz Deb, our Welsh Harp Education Officer, loves watching the benefits which flow from learning outdoors I work at the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, five hectares of woods, stream, ponds and meadows …


Outdoors
Born to be Middle Aged 

14 May 18

Ah yes, middle age.


Blog
What’s in the bags this week – 16 May 

14 May 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Outdoors
Costa Rica – Trip List 

13 May 18

The trip list was an impressive 412.


Blog
The generosity of gardeners 

13 May 18

People have been arriving at our gardening sessions carrying mysterious bags and boxes of plants… Our greenhouse is awaiting repairs this season so our gardeners have been propagating plants in their own spaces, sourcing new things for us to …


Blog
Why Permaculture? 

11 May 18

Guest post from Ros Bedlow Take a walk in a woodland, as I did today in Epping Forest, near where I live.


Schools blog
Rothko class letter 11 May 2018 

11 May 18

Friday 11th May  Dear Parents/Carers Notices The week beginning Monday 11th June is our STEM week.


Event
Cricket course for 5-8 Year Olds 

10 May 18

Get into Cricket with All Stars All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun.


Outdoors
Lazy days 

8 May 18

Well what a weekend that was! Five Buzzards , three Peregrines , eight Sparrowhawks , a Kestrel and Hobby were the sum of my skywatching, by far the majority of which were on the Bank Holiday Monday.


Blog
Wet wipes ‘to be eliminated’: Thames21 statement 

8 May 18

Thames21 has watched the Thames riverbed change shape over the past five years, as thousands of wet wipes get dumped on our precious foreshore.


Blog
What’s in the bags this week – 9 May 

7 May 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Hyperlocal
Take our plastics pledge and win a Chilly bottle! 

7 May 18

MHSG’s call to give up single-use plastics like cups, bottles and bags has won support from Saturday shoppers on Muswell Hill Broadway.


Blog
Sunshine, teamwork and random parsnips 

5 May 18

It takes teamwork to tend a community garden – and on a hot, blue sky Saturday we’ve had a good turnout, clearing around the fruit trees, tidying the raised beds and planting new seeds.


Event
Local Product Space and Firm Level Churning in Exported Products 

3 May 18

This paper explores the determinants of changes in the range of exports at the firm level with a particular interest in the role played by the local environment of the firm.


Outdoors
Costa Rica – Day 8 

3 May 18

We met Leo early for a walk up the trail that follows the river behind the hotel.


Outdoors
Costa Rica – Day 7 

2 May 18

I popped out early to explore the hotel grounds but I did not have much time as we were headed to Carara NP and wanted to arrive before everyone else.


Blog
Music, story-telling & puppetry arts trail 

2 May 18

Join us on Sunday 26th May from 12-3pm for a spring arts trail around our 12 acre food growing site in Chingford.


Blog politics
A fond farewell and grateful thanks to Rupert Perry 

2 May 18

Paul, Una and Rupert at the Town Hall in May 2016 On the eve of polling day, May 3rd 2018, we mark the moment when Rupert Perry steps down as one of the Cally Councillors.


Blog
What’s in the bags this week – 2 May 

30 Apr 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Schools blog
Forest School Week 1 

30 Apr 18

Our very first Forest School session was a total success despite the rainy weather! We loved looking for our new base camp under the thick canopy of trees in Wick Woodlands.


Blog
Stand by your beds! We’re ready for repairs… 

28 Apr 18

Our raised beds have done solid service.


Event
The 2nd Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency & Commercial Law Research Group Conference 

26 Apr 18

Bringing together senior and promising junior scholars to present their work in a highly specialized environment.


Blog
Life-enhancing gadgets 

26 Apr 18

Three new gadgets have recently been introduced to Chateau L, and all three are what I would term life-enhancing.


FixMyStreet
Street Trees N10, 26th April 

26 Apr 18

Once again as the trees celebrate spring with their beautiful pale green emerging foliage to everyones delight, Haringey employ people to savage them in the most brutal manner.


Blog
Costa Rica – Day 6 

25 Apr 18

Our day in the Highlands had been great, and today we were headed for another area with a new set of birds – the Pacific Lowlands.


Blog
Environment hustings 

24 Apr 18

Forty people came to the environment hustings jointly organised last thursday by Friends of the Earth groups in Haringey, Highgate Climate Action Network, Muswell Hill Sustainability Group , and Sustainable Haringey .


Blog
Record number of wet wipes found on Thames foreshore 

24 Apr 18

Wet wipes – which contain plastic – are accumulating in the Thames in such numbers they are changing the shape of the riverbed.


Blog
Nocturnal migration 

23 Apr 18

Nocmig.


Blog
What’s in the bags this week – 25 April 

23 Apr 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Blog
Busy as a busy bee 

22 Apr 18

I like being busy.


Outdoors
Check your phone and you go ‘cuckoo’ 

22 Apr 18

I had just been watching a pair of female Wheatear on the model aircraft field when a hawk-like shape caught my attention from the left of my field of vision and coming in low from SSSI.


Blog
How’s it growing? Seeing and sorting in the Spring garden 

21 Apr 18

With Summer temperatures in April, it’s felt as though the garden has been making up for lost time.


Hyperlocal
Acting on plastic waste 

20 Apr 18

This summer MHSG is campaigning to persuade local people and businesses to cut use of single-use plastics.


Blog
Happy bluebell season – from Epping Forest! 

20 Apr 18

So, it looks as if it’s safe to ‘officially’ declare it ‘bluebell season’! The very beautiful bluebells are putting on their breathtaking, annual display in Chalet Wood, Wanstead Park in Epping Forest.


Blog
Thames21 welcomes potential ban on cotton buds, plastic straws and other disposables 

20 Apr 18

Plastic straws, cotton buds and other disposables could be banned from sale in England under plans being set out by Theresa May this week.


Blog
May Day Festival 2018 

19 Apr 18

On the Monday 7 th May we will be welcoming you to join in with our May Day celebrations.







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