Our Community Allotment

Bringing Nature Closer to Communities
and Communities Closer Together

Bee Happy, Bee Active and Bee Connected!

Volunteers are essential to the allotment and our mission of creating healthy, connected neighbourhoods. If you’re interested in learning how to grow food, developing some green skills and want to give something back to your local community, come and get stuck in!

Come and enjoy this tranquil and creative community space where so much happens!

Organic food growing | Beekeeping | Healthy eating and cooking | Supporting biodiversity and nature | Herbal medicine |Green gym and fitness | Family ‘Green Fun’ days | School based teaching and site visits | Courses and qualifications | Volunteering and corporate team building days | Pathways to green jobs

Living UnderOne Sun’s community allotment is open to volunteers every Thursday

We run regular volunteer days every Thursday from 10am to 3.30pm with a shared lunch!

If you are a carer or consider yourself to have any support needs, please contact us in advance so that we can help you have the best experience possible at the allotment.
If you have any other questions or just fancy a quick chat before coming along, please contact Natalie or Sarah on:
Email: allotment@livingunderonesun.co.uk
Phone: 07483 301123

Everyone is welcome at our community allotment. If you are interested in volunteering, come along to one of our introduction days on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. We will show you around the site and instruct you on how to use tools.

Good to know

All our volunteers are eligible for Haringey Time Credits. Click here to find out more...

Want to eat organic?

Living Under One Sun is part of the Community Food Growers Network and a Capital Growth member.

Sharing ideas and skills about organic and sustainable food growing is important to us. We want to share our knowledge and experience with all of our visitors, providing access to locally produced, fresh and nutritious food for everybody in the local community.

Recently, we have developed our enterprising ideas further, creating a training programme for those interested in food growing. With their dedication and support, we sell our produce, flowers, honey and jams to local restaurants and businesses to help generate much needed funds to support our work.

If you are interested in working with us or have a question, please contact Sarah :
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Who supplied from us

Loven | Beavertown | Blend Haringey | Craving Coffee | Styx

The Story

Our community allotment started out as underused land acquired in 2008 from the Lee Valley Park Authority, which we reclaimed and prepared for cultivation, producing its first harvest within a year, with over 100 local residents working on the land.

It now inspires the community to grow and cook their own food and is proud to have been the recipient of a Green Flag Community Award, the national quality standard for green spaces, every year since 2009. The allotment was also a winner of Haringey in Bloom 2014 Best Community Allotment & our Blooming Beds and Bees project was shortlisted from 600 projects for a National Lottery Award in 2016 in the Environment category...
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...The allotment has grown over the years and now consists of 6 plots, with a Dutch House classroom, sheds and storage container.

It also has an apiary with 6 hives which last year produced 160 jars of ‘Made in Tottenham with Love’ honey, and held two community ‘honey harvesting’ events. It’s a beautiful and tranquil space providing access and opportunities for residents, schools and youth groups to take part in gardening and growing organic food activities, beekeeping and herbal medicine.  Our team are key to providing and delivering services offering training & qualifications in a range of courses, volunteering and work placements and receiving referrals from various organisations, including mental health services, the local authority and Job Centre Plus.
The allotment has been recognised as good practice by Haringey Council, Capital Growth, Royal Horticultural Society, The Big Lottery, Durham University and University College London, has good links with the Chelsea Physics Garden and hosted Chelsea Flower Show Fringe Events. The allotment recently received recognition for our botanist’s work in identifying a new species, published in Alien Plants by Clive Stace & Michael Crawley and launched at the Natural History Museum.

The allotment is LUOS’s ‘jewel in the crown’ and is at an important stage in its development, as is Tottenham, with enormous potential and opportunities to grow and expand its use by residents, community groups and schools, and businesses, alongside increasing its production, and become sustainable.