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Taster Day and Seed Share – coronavirus update – SUN 22/03 11-15 Southend in Transition Community Allotment

Hi, we are planning to have a the taster day on the plot as some of our members felt they would benefit from the fresh air and social contact where safe distance can be kept. In the context of the coronavirus we are making some modifications to manage better risks and benefits of being on the plot. I hope you understand and can join us for an enjoyable session. Growing your own food can help reduce your families dependency on store bought produce and leave more supplies for the elderly and vulnerable who might not be able to grow their own. You can also donate your surplus to local charities.

-if feeling unwell please check advice from Public Health and don’t come to the plot https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

– greeting from a distance or elbow fives recommended – it’s an open space so people can keep reasonable distance, 2 m recommended.
-if you are planning to bring children to the plot the parents will be responsible for supervision and ensuring social distancing is adhered to, we will suggest activities you can do in your family group

-handwashing facility to be provided, water, soap, alcohol gel

-food and drink- no potluck this time-everyone encouraged to bring own flasks/drinks and lunch /snacks

-for local updates sign up to Southend Borough Council newsletter and tick Public Health news https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSOUTHENDBC/subscriber/new?qsp=CODE_RED

Being in nature, doing physical activity and having positive social contact can improve wellbeing so we are able to weather all sorts of crisis better but consider your individual and social networks circumstances and health.

Taster Day

SUN 22/03 11-15

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

(entrance to allotments off Hamstel Road – Garon’s end – opposite fish and chips Plaice to Be MAP)

Where you can learn how to grow food, look after your garden, take fresh produce home, relax in nature, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive

Taster Days – Volunteers and public welcome

SUN 22/03 11-15

2nd session of this year, get your wellies on and join us for a taster session. Lets brainstorm how we develop the plot in 2020. Potluck lunch, tea and coffee provided.

11:00 am: Set up

11:30 am: Tea and chat – what do we want to achieve on the allotment today?

12:00 pm: Tour of the plot

1:00 pm: Own lunch

All day: various gardening jobs, seed share.

Join us at any time during the day for a cuppa and a chat!

Sun 29/03 11-15

More DIY, relaxing in nature, good conversations while weeding or some meditation when tending to the beds. Potluck lunch, tea and coffee provided.

Pop in even if only for a chat.

Share https://www.facebook.com/events/145115276743102/

Past days

As the plot prepares for slumber 17th Nov ’19

Sowing the seeds of community

End of year celebration get together Jan 5th 2020

Other events and groups:

Think Global/Drink Local – usually Railway Hotel Thursdays – online alternative to be advertised – 26/03 19:00-21:00

Repair Cafe sign up and look out for more

Southend Extinction Rebellion group – training, talks, socials and non-violent direct action at this critical time in history

Regular opportunities:

Plots on the main Southend East site. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.

TonyWagstaff or 07766727266

and more:

Earthangel Allotment School, Mendip Wildlife Gardens, St Laurence Orchard Work Days – Trust Links, Community Tree Nursery

Southend Allotments for individual plots

Learning opportunities

Compost making

Wise watering

Soil fertility

Weeding

DIY

water catchment and storage

Tool shed

Potting table

Materials storage

Starting new plot – digging

Visit us to plant, catch the sun, grow, water, sit, enjoy, drink tea or just chat.

How you can help?

  • donate tools (even if broken as we might be able to fix them)
  • donate seed
  • donate your time – volunteer occasionally or on a regular basis
  • leave us a review here and here

Where is it?

Click to find our little plot off Hamstel Road. Link to MAP

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko

07411457259

Southend in Transition

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Climate Action Fund Workshops at Trust Links – join in 30/11 and 3/12

Special update from Southend in Transition
www.southendintransition.co.uk

You might have not heard from us for a while small but your active group of local residents has been busy on the community allotment, running the Repair Cafe, attending community events this year and promoting all sorts of great things happening in Southend.

We might have been quiet but scientists continued to inform us about the climate emergency we are in, young people organised strikes and walkouts and the action of thousands in the global Extinction Rebellion brought the topic of climate and environmental crisis higher on everyones agenda.

We need imagination and action to tackle the issues in front of us and we will be supporting positive local ideas. See below:

Our friends at Trust Links are organising workshops to gather ideas for an application to the Climate Action Fund.

Local organisations, partners, and groups are invited to Trust Links’ Climate Action Funding workshops on the 30th November and the 3rd December.

We want to hear your opinions on how local communities can tackle climate change in South-East Essex. We are planning to make a bid for a Climate Action Fund from the National Lottery Community Fund, and we are keen to work with other local community groups to improve how everyone tackles climate change at a community level.

Lets see what brilliant ideas we come up with for Southend to address climate change.

Thank you in advance

Eventbrite

Facebook post

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259
Southend in Transition
www.southendintransition.co.uk

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Eco Fair at Leigh Road Baptist Church

It was a pleasure to take part in the Eco Fair at the Leigh Baptist Church. With plenty of stalls and activities for children and adults everyone we have met was impressed with the organisation and the variety of ideas they could pick up and products explored.

The kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the activity room with lots of eco crafts.

We spoke with dozens of local residents about Transition Towns, our community allotment, the repair cafe, sewing workshops and other projects locally they could get involved with.

For a donation we offered books to raise awareness, cakes and home made playdough – the proceeds are going to our running costs. Tilly prepared handouts about foraging and there was herbal tea to try to help people see the amazing abundance and value of nature. Fiona prepared the vision boards and visitors were asked questions to stimulate imagination which is so necessary at the moment to move us out of the denial and hopelessness towards positive action to build a sustainable future. “Who could you be…” a baker, an artist, a builder. “What if…” we developed a sustainable food system for Southend in the next 10 years time? How would it look like.

We signed up lots of you to our newsletter and hopefully we will see you at our Taster Days and other local events.

Again big thanks to Leigh Road Baptist Church and Eco Essex for getting everyone together.

Composting Ambassador – New Scheme

Always wanted to start composting at home but too sure what to start with?

Veolia are offering training for composting champions (adults) to learn how to compost food and garden waste at home and spread the word in the community. You will learn the basics of composting: how to design or choose a bin, what to put in the compost and how it all works. You will also have the opportunity to visit a composting site and learn how to spread the word in your community. The first training day takes place on Thursday 26 September, please find the programme attached. Sounds interesting? Please email uk.southend-recycling for more information or to sign up to the training.

Kindest regards,

Mary

Home Composting Training – Southend.pdf

16th September SEEOG talk: No Dig

From:

Carole Shorney
Secretary – SE Essex Organic Gardeners
01702 201914 and 07967 851 521
caroleshorney
http://seeog.org.uk/

SEEOG Poster Templatesept.pdf

SEEOG’s September newsletter

From: Carole Shorney <caroleshorney>

Newsletter attached.

Good morning!

Here it is! Happy reading!

All the best,

Carole

SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER.pdf

Taster Day – Sun 28/07 11-15 – Southend in Transition – Community Allotment

Taster Day – Sun 28/07 11-15

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

(entrance to allotments off Hamstel Road – Garon’s end – opposite fish and chips Plaice to Be)

Where you can learn how to grow food, look after your garden, take fresh produce home, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive

Taster Days – Volunteers and public welcome

Taster Day – Sun 28/07 11-15

The plot is blooming so lots of hands will make it even more productive and beatiful.

Taster Day Sun 11/08 11-15

Pick, water, weed and enjoy good company.

Past days

Good company on the plot

Blueberries are coming

Other events and groups:

Think Global/Drink Local – 31/07 Wed 19:00 Railway Hotel pop in for THE community social meet up, open to all groups and individuals interested in local community and sustainability

Repair Cafe sign up and look out for more

Regular opportunities:

Vacant plots on the main Southend East site available. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.

TonyWagstaff.uk or 07766727266

and more:

Earthangel Allotment School, Mendip Wildlife Gardens, St Laurence Orchard Work Days – Trust Links, Community Tree Nursery

Learning opportunities

Compost making

Wise watering

Soil fertility

Weeding

DIY

water catchment and storage

Tool shed

Potting table

Materials storage

Starting new plot – digging

Visit us to plant, catch the sun, grow, water, sit, enjoy, drink tea or just chat.

How you can help?

  • donate tools (even if broken as we might be able to fix them)
  • donate seed
  • donate your time – volunteer occasionally or on a regular basis
  • leave us a review here and here

Where is it?

Click to find our little plot off Hamstel Road. Link to MAP

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko

07411457259

Southend in Transition

Email UNSUBSCRIBE to stop receiving updates for the plot

SEEOG July Talk “Traditional Fruit Growing in a changing environment”

From: "Carole Shorney" <caroleshorney>

Hi, good morning!

‘Traditional fruit growing in a changing environment’

Our speaker is Andrew Tann, from Crapes Fruit Farm, a specialist farm offering many varieties of apples. Crapes Fruit Farm is located just five miles west of Colchester, Essex, and only one mile north of Marks Tey Railway Station, within easy reach of the A12.

https://crapes.wordpress.com/

All the best,

Carole
—-

Carole Shorney
Secretary – SE Essex Organic Gardeners
01702 201914 and 07967 851 521
caroleshorney
http://seeog.org.uk/

SEEOG Poster Templatejuly.pdf

Taster Day – Sat 09/03 11-15 Southend in Transition – Community Allotment

Taster Day – Sat 09/03 11-15

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Southend in Transition Community Allotment

(entrance to allotments off Hamstel Road – Garon’s end – opposite fish and chips Plaice to Be)

Where you can learn how to grow food, look after your garden, take fresh produce home, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive
Taster Days – Volunteers and public welcome

Sun 24/03 10-14

Season Prep, storage area, orchard prep.

Sat 13/04 11-15
Orchard prep.

Past days

Last days of 2018

The great rhubarb move

Southmenders go back to school 9th Feb 2019

Other events and groups:

Think Global/Drink Local – 27/03 Wed 19:00 Railway Hotel pop in for THE community social meet up, open to all groups and individuals interested in local community and sustainability

Repair Cafe 16/03, 12:30 Railway Hotel

Chalkwell Beach Clean Up 9/03 Southend BeachCare Group

Regular opportunities:

Vacant plots on the main Southend East site available. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.

Amazing World and Life Changing Books Selection – Fundraiser for SiT

TonyWagstaff.uk or 07766727266

Earthangel Allotment School, Mendip Wildlife Gardens, St Laurence Orchard Work Days – Trust Links, Community Tree Nursery

Learning opportunities

Compost making

Wise watering

Soil fertility

Weeding

DIY

water catchment and storage

Tool shed

Potting table

Materials storage

Starting new plot – digging

Visit us to plant, catch the sun, grow, water, sit, enjoy, drink tea or just chat.

How you can help?

  • donate tools (even if broken as we might be able to fix them)
  • donate seed
  • donate your time – volunteer occasionally or on a regular basis
  • leave us a review here and here

Where is it?

Click to find our little plot off Hamstel Road. Link to MAP

Kind Regards