Organic Food Growing and Volunteering
Bringing Nature Closer to Communities and Communities Closer Together
Come and enjoy this tranquil and creative community space where so much happens! Bee Happy, Bee Active and Bee Connected! Volunteers are essential to the allotment and our mission.
- Organic food growing
- Volunteering Opportunities
- Corporate Volunteering
- Bee Keeping
- Educational Visits
- Green Family Days
- Herbal Medicine
We run regular volunteer days every Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 3.30pm with a shared lunch! If you want to take care of our plots and learn how to grow food or participate in our activities, let us know! If you have any questions regarding volunteering at the allotment or you are a carer, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Food Growers Network
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.
We have previously developed our enterprising ideas by creating a training programme for those interested in food growing. With their dedication and support, we sold our produce, flowers, honey and jams to local restaurants and businesses to help generate much needed funds to support our work.
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.
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, from which we have produced jars of ‘Made in Tottenham with Love’ honey, and held yearly 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 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.
If you are interested in working with us or have a question, please contact us at: email@example.com