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Cricklewood Fruit Harvesters

September is the time when the fruit trees on the estate start to ripen. What to do if you have a tree overloaded with fruit?

The Cricklewood food harvesters are a small group of volunteers that will harvest the fruit from the trees and distribute the produce to local schools, community projects and kitchens to prevent the fruit from going to waste.

Usually we use a telescopic tool with a hook to shake the tree and then catch the fruit when it falls into a tarpaulin.

Email cricklewoodfruitharvesters@gmail.com if you have a tree that needs picking or would like to get involved with a pick.

Picking a local apple tree
Apples being juiced at Clitterhouse Playing fields with the Our Yard Project

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!

Millennium Green

We have been contacted by Rabia Lingemann, who organises volunteers for the Millennium Green.

The green is NOT cared for by Barnet Council. They are desperate for people who will support them for monthly litter picks, gardening advice, fund raising, etc.

If you have spare time and would like to be involved with great community work please contact Rabia directly.

It’s an ideal place for your children’s school to use: Maybe they would like to get involved in the project to grow seeds etc. or would like to host plays there.

It’s a space for us all to use.