We’re Looking for Volunteers

Sustaining the garden, the project development & community interest company management all take a lot of energy. We manage the routine tasks, but need extra hands when we're putting on something special or doing something new. At present, we're looking for individuals and small teams to help with some specific tasks. Some are simple labouring ...

Highbury Harvest 2018, Saturday October 13th 11-4 1

Highbury Harvest 2018, Saturday October 13th 11-4
Welcome to the Highbury Harvest page! Here you will find all you need to know to enjoy the day out. The Harvest date is usually set as close as possible to Apple Day (12th October), and this year it falls on Saturday 13th October, 11-4. It's a day to celebrate our community as well as soft ...

Summer Workshops 2018

Summer Workshops 2018
                    We have a set of three outdoor workshops for the late Summer to offer you! Wednesday 22nd August, Outdoor Cooking with Rhiannon Saturday 25th August, Bench Making with David. There are more opportunities to do Bench Making with David, detailed here Thursday 30th August, Dreams ...

Muddy Puddle Walk, 25th April

Muddy Puddle Walk, 25th April
  Our Muddy Puddle Walk will take place in a Woodland Play session on 25th April, 1:30  - 3:30. In many ways it will be just like any other Woodland Play session. But for this one, all the funds raised with go to Save The Children. And the play leaders are also donating their time. ...

Fruit Tree Care Session 2: caring for and pruning older trees

Fruit Tree Care Session 2: caring for and pruning older trees
The 2nd of our 6 tree care sessions was both informative and productive! It was a well-attended session with 8 people (including Rob Tilling, the course leader). We got a good grounding in the aims and practices of winter pruning, then went on to make significant progress in the orchard and at the Four Seasons ...

2018 Wassail!

2018 Wassail!
WASSAIL! SUNDAY 21ST JANUARY 3:30 - 5:30 THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND IS SET TO BE WET ALL DAY SUNDAY. SO WOODLAND PLAY IS CANCELLED. THE WASSAIL WILL GO AHEAD AT 3:30 AS PLANNED. This year we are combining a Woodland Play (Sunday) with our annual Wassail. The children's activities start at 1:30 and we meet ...

Wild Bird Food recipe

Wild Bird Food recipe
At last, I've found a recipe for birdfood cake that doesn't fall apart. High respect for birder, Mark Golley, who wrote the book I'm using, Cooking For Birds copyright 2006. I've just discovered, the book is aimed at 6-8 year olds, so it's also perfect for young nature lovers and conservationists. My recipe is based ...

Herb Workshops – are you interested?

Herb Workshops - are you interested?
Calling all families who visit Holders Wood and Highbury Orchard! Highbury Orchard Community is thinking of applying for Grow Wild grant of £2-4K, to run a project from March to October 2018. Activities and workshops must help people grow or learn about native wild plants, wildflowers or fungi. We at HOCCIC are particularly interested in ...

Winter Solstice at Highbury, 17 December 2017

Winter Solstice at Highbury, 17 December 2017
The Winter Solstice takes place astronomically on 21st December, but we will be celebrating it on Sunday 17th December 3:30 - 6:30. It will partly coincide with Woodland Play (Sunday) for families of 0-8s, which runs at its usual time of 1:30 earlier in the day, and will include some of the activities mentioned here. ...

Fruit Tree Care Course 2017 – 2018

Fruit Tree Care Course 2017 - 2018
We're very pleased to receive a grant from Gregg's Environmental Fund to run our first Fruit Tree Care course, starting 25th November 2017. This will be the first of six sessions - maybe more. Rob Tilling, recently of The Orchard Project, will be the course leader and will take participants through the different tasks of ...