Happy Veggy New Year and recycle your Christmas tree!

We are just over the twelve days of Christmas if you were counting and traditionally your Christmas tree and decorations should have come down by now. But if you still have a live Christmas tree lingering in your house, or if it is still in the front yard waiting to be picked up, why not recycle it at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park? Bring it any time to the Soanes Centre at the Southern Grove entrance and look for the sign on the railings.

It will be used to fill out various dead hedges. Insects will shelter in the dead hedge and this will attract lots of birds, particularly wrens and dunnocks, who are the first to appreciate the shelter while dining on the insects. As the material gradually rots down over the years, it provides a habitat for beetles and all the creatures that need soft, rotting wood for a home. It is never emptied so it is undisturbed, giving succour to our wild visitors and residents, while solving a waste disposal headache.

In the meantime a sneak preview on what is in store for the new year – several new collection points. More info on this very soon!

And back to the veg prep, we have the delightful cabbage to get us to a healthy start to the year! Here are some options:

This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box
* Sarpo Mira Potatoes, Perry Court
* Carrots, Yorks
* Leeks, Perry Court
* Spinach, Perry Court
* Beetroot, Perry Court
Onions, Norfolk
Jan King Cabbage, Kent
Chestnut Mushrooms, Suffolk


Small Box
Items starred (*) above

No-Potato Substitute
Harlequin Squash, Perry Court

Fruit Supplement

Pears, Kent (standard only)
Apples, Kent  

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