Local Green Groups
Haringey Groups supporting Climate Emergency declaration. March 2019
There’s so much going on in Haringey. Whether you’re looking for a group that grows local food, advice on green building works, local cycle rides, opportunities to volunteer or to meet people in your local area, or take action to protect the environment, the groups below are a great place to start.
If you would like to add your group to the lists here please contact us at email@example.com
Many of the community groups around Haringey are listed here, under the categories of:
Discussion & Action
Community & Friendship
Education & Art
Waste & Recycling
and some are aimed at several of these interest areas. Browse through them to find groups that suit you.
Haringey Discussion & Action
Sustainable Haringey hosts lively discussions on topical issues around Haringey. It has a dedicated mailing list for activists to keep up with action.
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.
MHSG are volunteers for sustainability; working to cut carbon emissions, reduce waste, encourage sustainable food growing and transport methods. New members are welcome.
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.
Community & Friendship
Living Under One Sun We actively create welcoming places to share stories, ideas and skills for people to become “can do” communities, embracing and leading positive change to include and benefit all cultures, abilities, ages and Nature – in neighbourhoods and globally.
Education & Art
Coffee & Computers is a community initiative that helps newcomers to computers, tablets and smartphones to cope with the challenges in today’s tech-driven society and to take advantage of the life-enhancing opportunities afforded by new technologies.
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.
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.
Growing in Haringey holds regular green gardeners gatherings that bring local gardeners and community gardens together.
Edible Landscapes London is a not-for-profit community education project in Finsbury Park. We specialise in forest gardening – a food growing design system that mimics natural ecosystems, involving a variety of perennial plants and trees.
A thriving centre for growing and distributing wholesome food and a space for the local food economy to develop through education, enterprise and events.
Haringey Living Streets
We want the borough to be a place where children are able to play safely in their neighbourhoods, where walking and cycling are the natural choice for journeys, and air pollution is lowered.
See also http://www.haringeycyclists.org/
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.
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 and even more Friends of Parks groups can be found on the Haringey Friends of Parks website.
- Alexandra Park – woodland, grassland, gardens and deer
- Crouch End Open Space – open fields and woodland
- Downhills Park – tennis, basketball court and cafe
- Fairland Park – playground and gardening group
- Highgate Bowl – saving this space for the community
- 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 – everyone is welcome to our informal gardening sessions on Wednesday mornings
- Priory Park – tennis courts and cafe
- Railway Fields – volunteering and family activities
- Queen’s Wood – nature walks and working days
- Friends of Tottenham Green – events and activities in this park
- Friends of Tottenham Marshes – Permaculture community garden group promoting the Marshes as a valuable and enjoyable green space for the whole community and to protecting the wildlife that lives there.
- Friends of Tottenham Marshes – are committed to promoting the Marshes as a valuable and enjoyable green space