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Taster Day SAT 29/02 11-15 Southend in Transition Community Allotment

Taster Day

SAT 29/02 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

Sat 29/02 11-15

First 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. Pop in even if only for a chat.

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Sat 16/03 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.

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 – Railway Hotel 26/02

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

Community Sewing Event – Boomerang Bags FEB 20th

Poly’s Beach Clean at Chalkwell Beach FEB 22nd

Eco Fair & International guests speakers FEB 23rd

Southend Extinction Rebellion Die-in FEB 29th

Winter Pride 2020

FEB 29th

Southend GreenFest 2020 MAR 6th

Coastal Foraging Early Spring MAR 14th

Conflict in Southend MAR 21st

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

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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