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

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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
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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

Course – Improve soil health on your horticulture operation

From: Courses with Niels Corfield <nielscorfieldcourses>

Hi there,

Would any growers from your network be interested in a 1 day course on how to use the soil health principles to transform soil into a crumbly, friable state that’s easy to work and produces healthy crops?

‘Improving soil health on horticulture operations’ is a course lead by Niels Corfield, coming to OrganicLea’s Hawkwood Nursery in Chingford on Friday 22nd February 2019.

Would you be interested in sharing this on your newsletter and/or social media? I have attached a blurb on the course and a graphic in case it’s of interest.

See the course event page on facebook for detailed information on the topics covered and how to book.

Thank you so much,

Annie & Niels

Improving soil health on horticulture operations – 1 day course at OrganicLea, London

Learn to apply the soil health principles to transform your soil into a crumbly, friable state that’s easy to work and produces healthy crops. From large farms to market gardens, the soil health principles bring real results: better soil structure, healthier crops and more consistent yields. What’s more, the growers that have most rigorously applied these principles have the more profitable operations today. Sign up for a 1 day course lead by Niels Corfield at the OrganicLea, Hawkwood Nursery, Chingford. More information and how to book: https://www.facebook.com/events/513222022531682/

New Year Get Together 2019

We continued with our tradition of bringing together friends and families linked to Southend in Transition through their direct work with us or via aligned projects.

We met at Trust Links site in Westcliff and enjoyed the warmth of the straw bale building while setting up the tables to look festive. Over biscuits we got to do create some lovely vision boards with wishes, hopes and goals for 2019 expressed through pictures, drawings and words. It is a great way to reflect on what matters to us and start the process of change. Tea and conversations stimulated by the cut outs kept flowing and chocolate biscuits were abundant.

We then had speed talks where anyone who wanted to talk about a project or personal change for 2019 has 2 min to present to others who then in turn can provide advice and support.

I kicked off talking with gratitude about all the volunteers and groups which contributed to the plot in 2018. We thanked those who enable us to be involved in this work while they look after the families or households. I spoke about not believing the illusion presented by the media and politicians and that there is more that unites us then divides us but that the distractions presented are in direct contradiction of the day to day of community groups which come together to make a difference to where they live and beyond. We will continue developing the plot in 2019 to make it a welcoming and beneficial place to our communities.

Duncan spoke about the relaunch of the Repair Cafe. Questions afterwards were about fixing sawing machines and these skills will be available. Anyone interested to contribute to the Repair Cafe contact duncan2seath@gmail.com

Ron told us about the orchards work happening in East of England. The February pruning workshop was over subscribed 2-3 times the capacity showing how much interest there is. Dates for plums summer pruning will be available in the future.

Ane spoke about thinking where your energy comes from and that many companies provide a reasonable price while sourcing green energy. Steve added that some companies directly invest the money in new green infrastructure. His advice was to see the Ethical Consumer score and a price comparison sites result and go with what you can afford. I added that this year 50% of the 10 lowest tariffs offered green energy. Matt signed up with Bulb so if you are interested to try them out he can refer you and that gives both parties money off.

Donna spoke about her work with dance therapy and the qualification she is gaining through Tamalpa. She talked about her inspirational teacher in her 90’s who is well and supple and what can be achieved through this type of therapy. She continues working with Emerge and putting on shows. Contact her at emergeartsdonna@gmail.com, 07839889187

Matt talked about the work done by Trust Links in developing sites in Canvey and Basildon. They hope to open up a cafe along the lines of Real Junk Food cafe but one which is pay what you can to make it affordable to everyone. On a different note St Alban’s will be looking at re-developing  their facilities to make them available to the community. Milton Community Partnership keeps running a number of community projects from St Mark’s Church Hall. He also talked about the breastfeeding support groups run by Eleanor and Alicja with one group hosted in the hall. To find out more or to volunteer contact chiefexec@trustlinks.org

Steve told us about the therapeutic gardens developed in Rochford Hospital and the work to be undertaking on developing new gardens on the grounds open to the public as well. He is also encouraging people to attend the demos organised by the Extinction Rebellion. Anyone interested to find out more or to become a trustee please contact him on steveburrow65@gmail.com

Tilly spoke about Southend Soup and events coming up in a few months time.

After that we had a music session led by Susan, the drums and Nella’s instrument basket came out and everyone contributed to some rhymes when food was ready.

We had lots of food to share with people bringing nibbles, main courses, desserts and drinks. Plenty to chose from vegan buckwheat and mushroom bakes, through to roasted and steamed veg through to jam tarts and homemade chocolates. There where plenty of seconds and I think everyone left pretty full and satisfied and we had enough cake to give out packs on the door.

Great start to this year ahead which will continue to test us and also offer opportunities to grow personally, as a community and as inhabitants of one and only planet within the generous boundaries of nature.