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Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm

A reminder that Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm is open at the following times:

Farm Café

  • Thursdays, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Fridays, 12 – 5 pm
  • Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm

Delicious home baked cakes, toasties and hot drinks — plus live music played by The Loose Bohemians (Saturdays only).

Grub Club on Saturdays from 11am: Tasty “pay what you feel” meals, all created with surplus food to help fight food waste.

Little Critters Play ‘n’ Stay, 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. 10 am – 12 pm. Nature play and outdoor fun, £5/child, incl. hot drink.

Farm Garden (& Plant Sale from 30th April)

  • Thursdays, 11 am – 1 pm
  • Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm

A great selection of annuals and perennials, herbs and vegetables, all organically grown in peat free compost. Many of the plants are grown from seeds or cuttings with extra TLC from our amazing volunteers.

Workshops

Our Yard also offers a variety of workshops throughout the year.

  • Watercolour sessions (every other Saturday)
  • Junior (5+) and Senior (14+) Theatre group (Fridays)
  • Women’s Drawing Night (once a month)
  • “Kidscycle” Free cycling sessions (1st Saturday of very month)

To find out more, visit ouryard.org.

Workshops at Clitterhouse Farm

Do take note of these upcoming workshops at Clitterhouse Farm. Email garden@clitterhouse.com for tickets.

Wildflower Seedball Making
Support the bees with native wildflowers
25th September 2021, 2nd October 2021
11 am – 12 pm. Adults £6 / children £3

Introduction to Knitting
Knit your own hat or headband
16th October 2021, 23rd October 2021
1:30 – 3 pm. Tickets £15

Introduction to Watercolour Painting
Find inspiration in the farm garden
9th October 2021, 16th October 2021, 30th October 2021
11 am – 12:30 pm. Adults £10 / children £5

Children’s Creative Storytelling – online
Use your imagination and create your own interactive story
2nd October 2021, 9th October 2021, 16th October 2021
12:30 – 1:15 pm. Tickets £8

Illustration Workshops
Animal Drawing, 25th September 2021
1 – 3 pm. Adults £15, children £10
Drawing Insects on Crockery, 14th October 2021
6 – 7:30 pm. Adults £12, children £8
Christmas Cards, 4th November 2021
6 – 7:30 pm. Adults £12, children £8

News from the Clitterhouse Farm Team

Plant Sale: Saturdays, 10am – 2pm
A great selection of annuals and perennials, all organically grown in peat free compost. Many of the plants are grown from seeds or cuttings with extra TLC from the amazing volunteers.

Grub Club: Saturdays, 11am – 3pm
Tasty “pay what you feel” meals, all created with surplus food to help fight food waste.

Live Music: Saturdays, 12pm – 2pm
… provided by the The Loose Bohemians, weather permitting.

Dyedelion’s Pop Up Stall: Saturdays, 11am – 3pm
Unique cotton T-shirts, tops and bandanas, individually hand-dyed with plants by local artist Natalia.

Volunteering Drop In Sessions: Tuesdays, 11am – 1pm and Saturdays, 10am – 2pm
If you are interested in gardening and want to make a difference in the community, do go along!

North West London Social Action Hub

Sophia Acton from OneStoneGrove Community Trust in partnership with Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm contacted us to introduce the North West London Social Action Hub which will be offering accredited Community Organising Training to local residents.

Thanks to generous funding, the training is being offered at a commitment fee of £10 for local residents (but that can be waived if necessary). The training will introduce residents to the skills they need to empower change within their communities, building upon what already exists and co-operating with others.

“Our mission is to build and support a resilient and sustainable community of active citizens who take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice.”

Please see more details on the website, https://sct.london/north-west-london-social-action-hub/.

Clitterhouse Farm Garden

Why not pay the Clitterhouse Farm garden a visit when you next have a free Saturday?

  • Plant Sale every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Hot food and cakes available until 2 pm.

If you would like more information about the Clitterhouse Farm project – or would like to volunteer – please see the website (https://www.clitterhouse.com/), send an email at info@clitterhouse.com or visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CHFProj/.

Other Matters

Clitterhouse Farm’s garden will be closed from this Saturday until January 9th. The Grub Club – which tackles food waste and food poverty by turning surplus into delicious meals on a “pay as you feel” basis – will be returning also on the 9th. Help tackle environmental waste by bringing your tupperware along.

We do also want to thank

  • Barnet’s parks and street cleaning team for keeping our streets and playing fields free of litter.
  • Barnet Police and the Golders Green & Childs Hill Safer Neighbourhood teams for working hard to keep us safe.
  • Our councillors and council officers for their ongoing support in local matters and particularly with our Dump Donoghue campaign.

You can contact our police Safer Neighbourhood Teams for non-urgent matters:

Of course these contact points are not for emergency matters. For urgent help please dial 999.

https://www.met.police.uk provides a way of reporting crime online.

You can keep up to date with police local news and advice by joining www.owl.co.uk.

Clitterhouse Farm

We would like to thank the Clitterhouse Farm team and all the volunteers involved for its amazingly beautiful garden! It has been the highlight for many during our daily walks. If you have not seen it, it’s worth taking a stroll.

This garden would love some watering and weeding. If you’d be happy to help for a bit on your daily outing, please contact Patrick (patrick@clitterhouse.com) who will happily guide you on how to do this safely.

Another way to help is by donating old newspapers – the Farm team are making paper pots out these: https://twitter.com/clitterhouse/status/1257754124784992258?s=20.

Mary Bennet

We are so sorry to report the recent death of our friend and neighbour, Mary Bennett, a long-term resident of the Golders Green Estate and for many years an ardent supporter of GGERA and the Memories Group.

We will treasure the many memories she leaves behind. Her funeral is on Monday 18 March at 1:00 pm at All Saints Church in Cricklewood Lane (behind the school).

Mary speaking to Bill and Roger from HADAS (Hendon and District Archaeological Society) after the first archaeological dig at Clitterhouse Farm.