Wolves Lane Centre is a thriving space in North London for sustainable growing, education, social enterprise and community engagement. Ubele, along with OrganicLea, are legal partners and ‘stewards’ of the 3-acre site contributing to its development.
The former plant nursery has commercial glasshouses, a rare palm house with tropical plants, cactus garden, rainforest area, professional standard kitchen, classroom space, barn and woodland area. The buildings and glasshouses are in need of refurbishment which the consortium has committed to in development stages as well as investment in sustainable energy systems to heat the palm house.
Rootz into Food Growing aims to build a network of Black and Minoritised led growers pan-London who will receive relevant skills development and training opportunities enabling them to grow commercially.
Our vision for Wolves Lane Centre is a thriving space for sustainable growing, education, social enterprise and community engagement. The Wolves Lane Consortium are in the process of developing the Wolves Lane Centre into a community hub that facilitates and serves the local community of Wood Green and the wider community of London. New buildings and landscapes are being proposed to allow the Wolves Lane Consortium to grow.
Mustafa was providing free bike check-ups, services and repairs. This project was funded by the London Cycle Grants.
Windrush Food Fest aimed to celebrate and honour the Windrush Generation across the Borough of Haringey. It brought together the elderly and young people to mix and converse.
Black Rootz is the first multigenerational Black-led growing project in the UK, where the older generations share their expertise on growing whilst also supporting youth engagement in their surrounding natural environment.
The Wolves Lane Consortium was officially formed. Ubele, along with Organiclea, are legal partners and ‘stewards’ of the 3-acre site.
We secured £20,000 grant plus support (Bright Ideas fund) to develop a regular community market and to formalise a consortium structure. Together with the collaborating organisations, we wanted to use the funding to enable us to go beyond mainly operating separately as individual businesses, and maximise the benefit of working at the site together and engaging with the community it serves. Wolves Lane Community Food Hub and Community Market was funded and supported by Power to Change.
At the end of 2018, we run Wolves Lane Fundraising campaign to get solar panels to heat the Wolves Lane Palm House and the café, an educational and community meeting space. We have reached our target thanks to 189 backers (including Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London and J Hus, rapper) and raised £16,633.
A collaboration of community organisations run an innovative series of group conversations, as well as an afternoon festive market exploring food and community space based at Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, Haringey.