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Trust Links Needs You!

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Trust Links Needs You!

Exciting news! Growing Together Shoeburyness is a finalist in the Big Lottery Fund and ITV’s People’s Projects competition. We need lots of votes!

 

Vote at https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/growing-together-shoeburyness. Please share this!

Growing Together Shoeburyness has entered the competition in order to win funding to improve the site and add reminiscence features, new safe paths and a children’s play area.

Growing Together Shoeburyness will feature on ITV Anglia News at 6pm on Friday 4th March. Please watch and see what a great site we have!

Growing Together Shoeburyness is a therapeutic community garden, which transforms people’s lives. Members gain skills, confidence and hope through training and therapeutic gardening. Through the project, Keith has been able to manage his mental health problems, achieve qualifications and move into work. Please help us help more people like Keith by voting for us! Visit www.trustlinks.org to see how our members are being helped.

Can you help us spread the word and get as many votes as possible? Please tell all your friends, family, staff and colleagues and encourage them to vote for us so we can improve and develop our project, which makes a difference to so many people’s lives.

Vote at https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/growing-together-shoeburyness or by post.

To vote by post, blank postcards need to be addressed to ‘FREEPOST The People’s Projects’ and include the voter’s name, address and telephone number as well as clearly stating that you are voting for ‘Growing Together Shoeburyness project’. Trust Links can supply you with a stock of blank postcards if you prefer this method for multiple votes for your organisation! (Please note, you are only allowed to vote once online or by post. Under 18s are allowed one vote each too.)

Voting is open until 13 March, so don’t delay, vote today!

Vote at: https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/growing-together-shoeburyness click on ‘Select This Project’, enter your details and verify the link once sent through to your email address.

 

Over the next fortnight we will be very active on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/trustLinksltd and Twitter https://twitter.com/TrustLinksLtd so please follow us and share!

 

Thank you for your support,

Matt King
Chief Executive

T: 01702 213134
E: chiefexec@trustlinks.org
W: www.trustlinks.org

 47 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9AG

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

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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.

SEEOG Seed Potato Day

SEEOG

Potato Day makes potatoes a ‘must grow’ for local gardeners!

SEEOG’s Seed Potato Day
Saturday 27 February
10am – 2pm
Growing Together Westcliff, corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase, SS0 9AG

Free admission – refreshments available

Trust Links is delighted to be hosting again this year Seed Potato Day in conjunction with South East Essex Organic Gardeners on Saturday 27 February.

With approximately 40 varieties of seed potato, some organic, sold individually at 15p per tuber (same price as last year!), SE Essex Seed Potato Day gives local gardeners the chance to buy seed potatoes by the tuber, meaning anyone – from those with just enough space for a potato grow-bag, or an entire allotment plot – can get started on growing some spuds as soon as the weather improves!

There will also be Stuttgart Giant and Turbo onion sets for sale, plus organic fertiliser! Trust Links will also be selling the plants and vegetables raised in the Growing Together Garden. Refreshments will be available including jacket potatoes.

The event is free and runs from 10am until 2pm. Visitors should use the Prittlewell Chase entrance. Please check the SEEOG website for updates:

Update 2 February: Click this link for details of varieties ordered

Trading Hut Re-Opening

Southend East Allotment & Garden Society

Trading Hut News

20 January 2016

Dear All

Trading Hut Re-Opening

The Trading Hut will re-open for business on Saturday 30th January 2016.

By then we should have seed potatoes, spring planting onions and shallots in for sale details below.

In addition we have a stock of potted up spring bulbs which would brighten up any corner of your garden or plot.

Seed Potatoes

We will have in stock;

Arran Pilot               1st Early

Foremost                 1st Early

Cara                         Main Crop

Desiree                    Main Crop (Red)

King Edward           Main Crop

Anya                        Main Crop (salad type not unlike Pink Fir Apple but “Less Knobbly”)

Onions

Stuttgarter Giant              (white)

Red Baron                       (red)

Shallots                

Golden Gourmet

Some members have pre ordered potatoes and these will be available to be picked up from opening day. I may not be able to obtain more stock once what is left after the orders have been filled so don’t delay and getting your seed for chitting and planting in the spring.

We look forward to seeing you on the 30th.

Dave Alston

Trading Hut Manager

Trading Hut Opening Hours

 Saturday 12:00 till 14:00 Sunday 10:00 till 11:30

Dave Alston
07801 355630

The latest SEEOG newsletter is now available

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The latest SEEOG newsletter is now available for download at http://seeog.org.uk/

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