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/

Talk ‘Bees, Biodynamics and Community Ownership at Lauriston Farm’ Monday, 21 January 8 pm

From: Carole Shorney <caroleshorney>

Poster attached.

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THIS SATURDAY | Fruit Picking Study Trip with Company Drinks | The Plotlands

From: Radical ESSEX <hayleydixon>

A day study trip to The Haven Plotlands Museum in Langdon Hills, with talks, tours, readings and fruit picking.

Please join Focal Point Gallery and Company Drinks for a

Fruit Picking Study Trip
This Saturday, 21 July
10.00am to 5.00pm
at The Plotlands, Langdon Hills and
Company Drinks Pavilion, Barking

A day study trip to The Haven Plotlands Museum in Langdon Hills, which looks into the history of self-sufficiency of east London communities moving out to Essex, and the means we have today to build infrastructures that make use of local resources for immediate local benefit.

The day will be a mix of readings, talks, tours and fruit picking, where we will be learning about alternative economics, Essex as a place of radical culture and the idea behind ‘Taking Back the Economy’.

Guest speakers include Gillian Darley, Verity-Jane Keefe and Ken Worpole. A free bus will travel between London, Barking and the Plotlands.

Schedule

10.00am pick up from Museum of Childhood,
Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA (meet at 9.45)
10.45am pick up from Company Drinks Barking Pavilion,
Barking Park IG11 8TA (meet at 10.30)
12.00pm arrive at The Plotlands.
12.00pm nature reserve walk and blackberry picking
1.00pm picnic together and short talks – please bring your own food!
2.00pm tour of The Haven
2.30pm leave The Plotlands
3.30pm arrive at Company Drinks Barking Pavilion
3.45pm talk, discussion and drinks led by Gillian Darley, Verity-Jane Keefe and Ken Worpole
5.00pm end

The event is free, but booking is required to secure a place on the bus. Please register here

The trip is co-organised by the Centre of Plausible Economies/Company Drinks together with Focal Point Gallery through their Radical ESSEX programme. It is funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme New Geographies, led by ECVAN.

The Radical ESSEX publication will be available to purchase at this event.

Stay up to date with Radical ESSEX on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
For more information, please email here or call +44(0)1702 534108

If you have attended a Radical ESSEX or Focal Point Gallery event in the last six months, we would be grateful if you could complete a brief questionnaire via Audience Finder. This information helps us to receive continued support from Arts Council England.

Seeog trip: Saturday 14 July, 14:00 – 17:00: Visit to the Monastery (including garden) of Saint John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights

From Carol:

A reminder about our visit on Saturday afternoon….

Saturday 14 July, 14:00 – 17:00: Visit to the Monastery (including garden) of
Saint John the Baptist, The Old Rectory road, Tolleshunt Knights, by Maldon, CM
9 8EZ

This is a visit using car share.

Carole
http://seeog.org.uk/

Free Symposium: Deconstructing Neoliberal Hegemony

From Eileen

‘After posting something on FB I was contacted by the organiser of a symposium called ‘Deconstructing neoliberal hegemony’ which sounded just up my street! My family get a bit fed up with me going on about ‘neoliberal hegemony’ so I welcomed the chance to spend a couple of days with others who are interested in it. I feel a tad apprehensive because they are mainly international academics but go I must! http://realdemocracymovement.org/ifi-2018-invitation-copenhagen-deconstructing-neoliberal-hegemony/

Then, browsing what to do in Copenhagen I came across the Christiana alternative community. https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/culture/alternative-christiania. Something else worth visiting I reckon.

I’m going on Sunday 10th June and returning Wed 13th June. The symposium is Mon/Tues. I’m flying (sorry!) from Stansted – return flight about £80

Have booked an airbnb in central Copenhagen

The symposium is free – they ask for a donation

Be great if anyone feels the urge to go and can afford it. Total cost around £250 plus food

email: eileen

PRESS RELEASE: Posh Fish & Chips networking event

‘Posh Fish & Chips’ networking event for businesses

Clarence Yard in Clarence Street, Southend is hosting a business networking event on 14th May and providing ‘posh fish and chips,’ with veggie alternatives, for delegates.

The evening event is part of the Double Whammy series of Southend business networking events.

Tickets for the event are £10, which includes food and a welcome drink. £8 from each ticket sold will go to a ‘charity pot’ to support two local good causes: Southend Hospital Charity For Wards Appeal; and N-Act, a local theatre group that users the power of stage play and interaction to inform and educate young people about important issues such as social media usage and gang culture.

Jill Poet, CEO of BSTLC CIC which organises these events, stressed: “We welcome business people to join us at DW Networking events as we find business networking in a relaxed, more social atmosphere works really well. And, of course, our events also raise money for local good causes through ticket sales. We’ve raised over £9,000 to date. But these are quality business networking events and we will not be holding any raffles on auctions on the day.”

Booking is essential: jill, or Google Double Whammy Southend

www.dwnetworking.co.uk/Southend

For more information, contact CEO Jill Poet on 01702 468387 or email: jill

Jill Poet

Tel: 01702 468387

Email: jill

Web: www.jillpoet.co.uk

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