The Harringay Slopes

Project Category: OtherProject Tags: Biodiversity, Education, Energy, Gardens, Mental Health, Older People, Parks and Sharing Economy

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  • Our Story

    A thin strip of land, (approximately 25 x 200m) runs from the Barking-Gospel Oak railway line to a suburban cul-de-sac, on land originally behind the Harringay Arena greyhound stadium. Covered in weeds, litter and thorns, the site lies behind a warehouse where we live and work. Over the last 5 years, we and other residents from nearby warehouses have reclaimed a small part of the slope where we keep chickens, grow our own fruit and vegetables and socialise. The path we originally carved through the head-height weeds is now a well-worn and popular thoroughfare, used by the wider community to access Sainsburys and Green Lanes beyond.

    The land extends many metres beyond where we have cleared. We want to preserve the whole site as an area of importance for biodiversity and community. Involving local people, we want to create a series of gardens, preserving a large green space decades to come. The process will establish a much richer biodiversity into an ecologically dead space. We envisage creating a number of zones along the slope – new allotments, an orchard, bee hives, platforms/benches and new areas of ornamental and wildlife-friendly planting.  

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    Unit 3J, Omega Works,