[Cucumber & Cricket Soup: the one with the spectacles] Hi everyone! Next soup is approaching fast….‏

Sunday May 22 at 3-6pm at Southendian Manor Youth Football Club.

Hi everyone! Next soup is approaching fast. Please get your ticket if you are coming so we have enough food for all (and not too much left over – it’s harder to get rid of than you might think!0https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cucumber-cricket-soup-micro-…

The next Southend Soup micro-funding event is hosted by Southendian Football Club; at the back of Garons Leisure Centre in Southend. At soup events, people…
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See the facebook page for more information.

Event Invitation: Beach Clean And Social BBQ‏

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Saturday July 9 at 12pm at Shoeburyness East Beach.

A Summer Social and Vegetarian and Vegan BBQ with a short beach clean before,

Bring food to add to the bbq
Children welcome
We need:
Two BBQ’s, one for vegetarian food one for vegan
Musicial insturments
Rugs to sit on

See the facebook page for further details.

Leigh Farmers Market

leigh farmers market

Leigh Community Centre is host to their very own Farmer’s Market on the third Friday of every month. Like our page for details of stallholders and dates.

Visit the facebook page for further information.

Southend Soup: Community micro-funding

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March soup is our 10th soup! How should we celebrate?https://southendsoup.wordpress.com/soup-dates/

Soup dates

Forthcoming soups:

10) Sunday 20th March, Spring Soup at Ekco Social Club, 2pm – 5pm

11) Sunday 22nd May, Cricket Soup at Southendians Club, 3pm – 6pm

12) Saturday 2nd July, Volunteer Special Soup at SAVS, 1pm – 4pm

13) Sunday 4th September, Autumn Soup at Leigh Community Centre, 3pm – 6pm

Get submitting, get booking and TELL YOUR FRIENDS! (Especially tell any neighbours that might get much company.)  

Visit the facebook page for more information.

Bodies needed for Random Acts of Gardening

Bournes Green area, Sunday 28 February, 11:00 – 13:00

We’ll be offering to plant wildflowers and/or a spot of garden tidying, pruning or weeding. Green fingers highly desirable.

Public Health and partners are working in the Bournes Green area on a community project called “C2 Connecting Communities”. The basic premise is to encourage residents to work side-by-side with service provides to improve things for people and place: happier, healthier people and cleaner, greener spaces. Projects should be resident led – ie people come up with suggestions about what they’d like to improve, and how they’d like to achieve this.

However, for all sorts of reasons, the project hasn’t really taken off. Gardening and food growing, however, have been mooted as things that local people would like to do (and we know this is a great way to build a sense of community). So, Project Coordinator Gloria Millis suggested we lead by example with this polite take on guerrilla gardening. If people take us up on our offer (we’re simply going to knock on doors – we’ll have our ID with us) it’s a chance for us to tell them about a forthcoming Easter event (which is part of the C2 programme) and also to let them know about the SiT allotment.

If anyone’s available, and is happy to volunteer their time, please contact SherryFuller@Southend.gov.uk or call me on 01702 534649.

Southend in Transition Community Plot Update

Hi there fans and friends of https://sitcommunityallotment.wordpress.com
We had our first plot visit this year and got a cunning plan of making it even better place to meet new people, enjoy nature and growing fresh, mood and immune boosting food.
Please see dates for Taster dates open to new people below. Just come in for a cup of tea and piece of cake to see the plot and decide then if it is something you want to get involved with. Bring a friend of family. We have a core group of growers so if you want to pop in now and again that’s just right.
This year we have our original plot to work on and are looking at working on a Family Plot so if you are in a blessed state, have that newborn or toddler please let us know so we can check some ideas with you what would make it an ideal place for you to bring your family to.
Taster days 2nd Sat and 4th Sun of the month, between 10-14, newcomers welcome:
Sun 28/02 Spring Clean- clean out the greenhouse, weed the beds and paths, mow the grass, turn out the compost bins and mulch
Sat 12/03 Soil preparation – Soil testing – Soil improvement
Sun 27/03 Last of winter harvest and lunch – making seed bombs
Sat 9/04 Seed, weed, read – Seed Swap and Spring poetry
Sun 24/04 Plant and rant – take a pot home
Sat 14/05 Seed and more weed – Make a of a bug hotel and take home
Transition Drinks – Transition Drinks – 25/02, 31/03, 28/04 last Thursday of every month, 19:00, Olde Trout Pub
Save my mobile and see you there.
What you can do now:
1. visit the plot Map for a Taster
2. forward to friends
3. if you have any tools, seeds, allotment stuff etc drop it off or let me know if you need it picked up. Thanks in advance.
4. have a look at recent pictures
5. suggest what events and activities would you like to see
Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

Local action
www.SouthendinTransition.org.uk and on Facebook

Seed Swap at Potato Day – Saturday 27 February

SEEOG

There will be a seed swap stall for people to bring their seeds and take what they fancy. Don’t worry if you don’t have a swap, you can also buy at a small fee.

Also, we now have details of the stock ordered for SEEOG’s Seed Potato Day (Saturday 27 February)

First Early seed potatoes ordered for February 2016 – harvest around July:
First Early varieties are quick-growing, cropping in around ten weeks. Not recommended for storage. A good choice to avoid potato late blight.

Accent, Casablanca (organic), Colleen (organic), Epicure, Foremost, Home Guard, Lady Cristl, Orla (organic), Red Duke of York, Rocket, Ulster Prince (also good drought resistance), Ulster Sceptre, Winston.