Summer was Here !

September 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm (Uncategorized)

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Sundays for Home-Made Marion

This Summer has been jam-packed. The garden has seen hundreds of people strolling the peaceful green space; our children’s Super August where we had a 4 weeks of play, investigation and creative adventure with Hackney Play Bus and Universal Board Games; Maid Marion and her stall of delicious home made cakes, tea coffee and lemonade has been drawing in crowds for afternoon refreshment and of course The Merry Musicians have given us a regular acoustic Sunday session and attracting quite a following. . .

Harrington Hill Primary School parent’s group kicked off the Summer with an end of term picnic celebration. over 50 children and parents enjoyed games, dancing, cricket catching, singing in the Willow Dome, chalking the path and of course water bombs! The school group told us they really enjoyed the space – parents could relax while children explored the enclosed garden picking blackberries and strawberries and getting lost in imaginative play.

The garden has bloomed beyond imagining – 10 foot high sweet corns, gigantic courgettes, berries galore and rampant strawberries. Much of our produce was planted from seed by the local children – they are pretty proud of their achievements in growing this summer. Big thanks to Pete, who has kept the garden lush and fresh all the long hot Summer. Pete says he finds the 3 times a week watering theraputic, and its a fairly reciprocal relationship as the garden has flourished all season. . .even an old thought to be dead Olive tree has sprouted a few green shoots this week. Here’s to you Pete!

Our September the 1st get together was a great celebration of all this and more. Virginia cooked us all a delicious veggie paella over the fire with beans, herbs and other garden grown treats. Home made pies, flans, crumbles and daring salads were shared too.  And John brought a vat of the plumpest blackberries any of us had ever seen.

BREAKING NEWS . . . Hackney in Bloom has just awarded us Silver second place for Best Community Project! That’s 3 awards in a row . . . Well done and thanks to all our fabulous volunteers who have given the garden so much love this Summer. N.

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The Merry Musicians

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Jiminy Cricket

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Afternoon High Tea

Super August Play with Universal Board Games and Hackney Play Bus.

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Play to win with UBG

Den Play

Den Play

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Hackney Play Bus Thursdays

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Universally loved Board Games

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Drumming Workshop in the Kids Dome

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Blackberry Mash!

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Warrior Gardeners

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The Incredible Tower of Jenga

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Mud Kitchen

Summer Gathering for Robin Hooders

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Virginia’s Veggie Paella feast

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Garden cooked, Garden grown

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Victory V’s – Vicky and Virginia

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Flaut it!

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Food to share

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Ann & Keyo

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Blackberries of your dreams

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Summer means Strawberries!

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Autumn on the horizon heralds …spiders!!

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Summer Gathering Picnic

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Maimie’s Cookies

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Marshmallows for All Children!

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A maze in courgettes

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10 foot high and rising sweetcorn . . .

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Call the Hemulen?

Pete

Pete the Quencherer

Harrington Hill Primary School – Children & Parent’s Summer Celebration

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Svetlana’s heavenly ice cream

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Prize balloon bomber!

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water frenzy!

Water balloon frenzy!

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Water play !

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Ball Games Allowed

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