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The Garden Journal

Open again
We are delighted to open again, from 10am to 4pm. Please respect social distancing but come and enjoy some outdoor space again
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Open again for free legal advice. Call and leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible
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Our free legal advice service starts up again next week, albeit over the phone. Open to any resident of Hackney, especially those in Hoxton and Shoreditch. Leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
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In happier times, one of our volunteers, Raquel, happily weeding.
We'll be back! As soon as we can open safely again, we will.
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Adapting the way we work 2
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Adapting the way we work 1
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Gardening course for beginners
See details. All welcome. Starts in April
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Beautiful afternoon in the Hoxton Trust Community Garden
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“Our garden is worked and cared for by insects and invertebrates, in the soil, under stones, climbing along branches, boring into bark, crawling through the bushes, flying from flower to flower.

Lacewings and ladybirds, honeybees and violet beetles, wasps on the wing and woodlice in the compost heap.

In every way on every day these little creatures work to keep Natures systems moving smoothly and in the process allowing us to live

Billions of individual lives all interacting endlessly as a complex ecosystem and multiple food chain which for the most part we are completely unaware.

It is this invisible and unseen side of Nature that suffers so badly from much of our species methods of chemical driven land management.

The ripple effect of this damage moves through the soil and food chains like a cancer.

The way in which the garden is cared for is crucial to the survival and further evolution of these natural processes.

Diversity of species, density of planting, growth and spread, pruning and cutting, recycling and reusing of waste material, chemical free Organic preservation.

Underfoot the soil is managed and aerated by a widespread colony of earthworms whose constant tunnelling and eating habits keep the soil active.

On rainy days these little creatures rise to the surface away from the increasing water levels only to find the birds who enjoy eating them waiting for a snack.

This is Nature at work, the most wonderful magic given us for free”

Stephen Mason – Community Gardener

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Wonderful rhubarb flourishing in our community garden
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The Hoxton Trust Community Garden is a wonderful space to sit, be, bring your children or, in the case of this pic from last summer, do yoga
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So compare and contrast our last couple of posts of our community garden when we opened in the early 80s to the oasis of green and tranquility it is now. And none of the trees are older than 35 years
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Probably 1984 as the garden looks just finished. Tomorrow, we'll post up what it looks like now thanks to the hard work of our volunteers
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