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 ...

Stick Around 2017 – 2018

Stick Around 2017 - 2018
For 2017 - 2018, we have decided to make Stick Around a focus of our community fundraising. If you want to find out how your donation will be put to good use, you have come to the right page! Stick Around is our Forest Education programme for grown-ups. (Well, why should the children have all ...

Calendar

Calendar
We will publish a calendar here of events and activities for each month.        

Farm Track – before & after

Farm Track - before & after
20131103_153919, a photo by highbury orchard community on Flickr. Clearing the old farm track from Queensbridge Road. Today, John & David took various cutting tools up the farm track to open the way. It's been neglected all summer, and now that the berries are gone, it's time to give next year's growth a clear chance, ...

15 September Bulletin – What’s On for Sunday

Just two weeks into September and the August heat wave has been sent packing. So we don't know what to expect for this Sunday. Will it be showers, or a burst of glorious warm weather like today's? It may be time to dust off our well-established habit of saying we'll be there whatever the weather. ...

16 June Open Work Session 1

16 June Open Work Session
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How it Went – April 7 Work Session

Today went well, very nicely, and there was even cake! Well, cupcakes... It was great to see Jo, Lewis and nan, plus Linda, Olivia, and several others who stopped by for a chat or a spell of play and explorations. Thanks very much to Sharif, Jan, Roland, Andy, Pete, Iain, Ian, Ellen, and the rest ...

A victory of digging

You could say that some back-breaking work went into this line of rubble, but nobody broke a back. So let's call it ground-breaking instead. Iain and Ian did an impressive job of levering out most of this concrete and brick in a 3 hour session. Getting the rubble out of the soil has been a ...

Very Greens

Lots of green in today's vistas, plus a fair amount of blue sky. No rain, and quite a bit of very welcome sunshine! The nettles, hemlock, thistle, balsam, bindweed, borage, buttercup and other plants are very dense, very vigorous, and need pulling, cutting or otherwise holding in check before they overrun the site. We'll need ...

Treegonometry – some site mathematics

Some of our plans require a good map of the site. So we occasionally do some measuring and drawing. This time, we need to know how far apart certain trees are, so we've taken a 20m tape and tried to get some rough measurements. But there's more to it than that!   We don't really ...