Events 2017

2017 Winner : The Ted Green Trophy for an Outstanding Community Initiative

Danny (Community Plot member) holding up the trophy.  Barnet Allotment Federation have also kindly awarded the Community Plot £50.00

Apple Day, October 2017

Many thanks to Les Coupland and Sean for a great day.  It’s a good thing we now have two apple presses, as there was a good turn out, a variety of apples were pressed and at least 30 litres of apple juice produced.

Community Plot Open Day, October 2017

72nd Annual Show, September 2017

Many thanks to the Annual Show Sub-committee: Angela, Afsaneh, Dianne and Dorothy, for a wonderful day.

There was a really good turn out, and lots of lovely fruit, veg, flowers, jams, chutneys, cakes, photos & pictures … to name just some of the good things on Show …


 At the end of the day there was an auction of produce (proceeds to the Community Plot for next year’s seeds)

Thank you to Alice for the Children’s Activities

The Community Plot won Best New Plot and Novice Cup:

Maggie won Best Kept Plot

Please send in your photos of the day so we can upload them!  There are more photos in our photo gallery.

Plant Sale 2017

Our Annual Plant Sale was a great success.  Most of the plants were provided by the Community Plot Group, who have sowed, pricked out and potted on hundreds of plants this year.  We also had donations from Plot Holders, including unusual plants such as medicinal herbs and orchids!

We also enjoyed wonderful cakes, baked and donated by Plot Holders:

Big Dig 2017

This was our second Big Dig event on the Community Plot.  So much has changed since last year!  This year 21 people took part, bringing together people with learning disabilities, plot holders and children.  There were loads of different things to do, learning how to prick out seedlings in the poly tunnel; planting potatoes; planting the pond and pollinator area; sowing Grow Wild flower seeds … all this and more got done …

Dominik’s fantastic potato drills – the first ones he has ever made

Dorothy and the Group potting on loads of plants; 

sowing Grow Wild seeds: growwilduk.com supports community projects with seed kits and also provides mentoring support to our Community Plot.

 

And we enjoyed a wonderful BBQ cooked by Neil and Angela.

Putting up the Poly tunnel on the Community Plot

Our biggest ever voluntary challenge, finally achieved in time for the Big Dig, with thanks to all those who took part over several weeks!.  

Winter Tree Pruning Workshop March 2017

Les is a Master Pruner, with decades of experience.  He shares his skills in Pruning Workshops for Plot Holders.  This time he demonstrated on an old, overgrown apple tree on Sean, Allison and Ann’s Plot.  Les will hold another Workshop for stone fruits later this year.

 

Community Improvement Project with the Royal Mencap Society & Postcode Lottery

Event December 2016

 

 

From October to December 2016,  the Royal Mencap Society and volunteers supported a group of 12 people with Learning Disabilities to make a Community Plot on Whetstone Stray Allotments.  The Group made a pond, paths, raised beds and planted beans, onions, garlic and peas to over-winter.

At the end we enjoyed a party … with cake!

And fresh apple juice!