Local Green Groups
There’s so much going on in Haringey. Whether you’re looking for a food growing garden, advice on green building works, local cycle rides, opportunities to volunteer or to meet people in your local area, whatever your interest, the groups below are a great place to start.
- If you would like to add your group to this list please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cob in the Community is Haringey’s only mud building company and the capital’s leading cob builders. Using recycled London clay they build anything from pizza ovens, to sculptures and buildings. They offer volunteering and training days too.
Web: Cob in the Community (external link)
CropDrop offers a vegetable delivery scheme making it easy to eat seasonal, ethical food that supports local small-scale organic farms. Orders are delivered weekly to community drop points around Haringey.
Web: CropDrop (external link)
The Environmental Champions – this group work with Haringey Veolia to help create a cleaner, greener, safer borough. Quarterly meetings are held to discuss and learn about environmental issues. Email email@example.com to find out more.
Fairtrade Haringey is a community group that promotes Fairtrade products in the borough. To find out about Fairtrade and how you can get involved in their campaign visit the Fairtrade Haringey website (external link)
Growing in Haringey holds regular green gardeners gatherings that bring local gardeners and community gardens together.
Haringey Cycling Campaign also known as ‘Haringey Cyclists’ is a voice for cyclists who live, work or cycle through the borough.
Web: Haringey Cycling Campaign (external link)
Sustainable Haringey is a grass roots community network that brings together the sustainability groups in Haringey. All groups are welcome to join.
Web: Sustainable Haringey website (external link) and Sustainable Haringey blog (external link)
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are involved with many well loved local green spaces. They offer regular activity days, the Green Gym and organise events such as wild flower and bat walks.
Web: The Conservation Volunteers Haringey (external link)
Haringey Friends of Parks is a network of local groups who protect and improve our parks, allotments and open green spaces, for the whole community to enjoy. Many hold events, organised walks and volunteering days. Below is a list of groups, including some of the parks facilities and activities. There’s sure to be a local Friends group near to you:
- Albert Road Recreation Ground – sports facilities and playground
- Alexandra Park – woodland, grassland, gardens and deer!
- Bowes Park Community Garden – community gym, table tennis and monthly walks
- Central Hornsey and District Allotments and Horticultural Society – large annual garden show
- Chestnuts Park – lots of activities
- Coldfall Wood – ancient woods and guided walks
- Crouch End Open Space – open fields and woodland
- Downhills Park – tennis, basketball court and cafe
- Fairland Park – playground and gardening group
- Lordship Rec – lots of groups, activities and eco-hub cafe
- Markfield Park – play areas, steam engine and museum!
- Meadow Orchard Project – Saturday volunteering and cob building
- New River Action Group – Sunday walks along the river
- Parkland Walk – old railway line
- Priory Common Orchard – no dig gardening
- Priory Park – tennis courts and cafe
- Railway Fields – volunteering and family activities
- Queen’s Wood – nature walks and working days
- Tottenham Marshes – Permaculture community garden group
Even more Friends of Parks groups can be found on the Haringey Friends of Parks website (external link)
Back to Earth (B2E) run the Harmony Café, a social enterprise serving healthy, fresh food grown in the Harmony Community Garden.
Web: Back to Earth (external link)
Edible Landscapes London is a plant nursery in Finsbury Park which offers regular volunteering and training courses.
Web: Edible Landscapes London (external link)
Friends of Tottenham Green organise events and activities in this park. Whether you live, work, play or study in the area, they will welcome you to join them and help out with the fun and games
Web: Friends of Tottenham Green (external link)
Friends of Tottenham Marshes are committed to promoting the Marshes as a valuable and enjoyable green space for the whole community and to protecting the wildlife that lives there.
Web: Friends of Tottenham Marshes (external link)
Living Under One Sun is a place to meet, learn, support, grow and much more. You’ll find them very warm and welcoming to all.
Web: Living Under One Sun (external link)
ReStore Community Projects offers amazing value reclaimed, vintage and upcycled furniture, as well as household appliances.
Web: ReStore Community Projects (external link)
The Green Hub (Selby Centre) is an incubator for social enterprise projects with environmental aims. Their fledgling enterprises include Wood Works Wonders, the Community Energy Lab and the Global Garden, Global Kitchen.
Web: The Green Hub (external link)
Tottenham and Wood Green Friends of the Earth campaigns on local and national environmental issues. To get involved why not go along to their next meeting.
Web: Tottenham and Wood Green Friends of the Earth
Transition Finsbury Park – the transition movement is about creating a healthy human culture, one that meets our needs for community, livelihoods and fun and moves towards a low carbon future. If you’re interested in having fun with them, find out more:
Web: Transition Finsbury Park (external link)
Wood Works Wonders recycles wood for social good, making use of reclaimed wood and teaching wood work skills. They offer a wood collection service and volunteer opportunities too.
Web: Wood Works Wonders (external link)
Around Muswell Hill, Crouch End & Highgate
eN10ergy is Haringey’s local community energy company, founded to promote and invest in local renewable energy.
Web: eN10ergy (external link)
Muswell Hill Sustainability Group (MHSG) are volunteers for sustainability; working to cut carbon emissions, reduce waste, encourage sustainable food growing and transport methods. New members are welcome.
Web: Muswell Hill Sustainability Group (external link)
Muswell Hill & Hornsey Friends of the Earth is part of world’s largest grassroots environmental network. They campaign locally and nationally on environmental and social issues, helping to create a sustainable, socially just society.
Web: Muswell Hill & Hornsey Friends of the Earth (external link)
The Meadow Orchard Project is a community permaculture garden, orchard, wildlife meadow and eco-building project located in Crouch End.
Web: The Meadow Orchard Project (external link)
Transition Towns – the transition movement is creating a healthy human culture, one that meets our needs for community, livelihoods and fun and moves towards a low carbon future. If you’re interested in having some fun with them, find out more here:
Wood Green, The Animals Charity finds secure, loving new homes for around 5,000 animals every year. Meet their current furry residents here:
Web: Wood Green, The Animals Charity (external link)
21st Century Homes provides all the inspiration and information you need to create a home suited to the 21st century; comfortable, well insulated and well lit, but using much less fuel. Find their next local event on their website.
Web: 21st Century Homes (external link)
Highgate Climate Action Network is a fast-growing climate action network that aims to raise awareness of climate change through public talks, smaller discussion groups and action in the community.
Web: Highgate Climate Action Network (external link)