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    Last Wed of each month 7pm @Mile & a Third

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    Usually every 2nd and 4th  Saturday 11-3pm

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Poster for Monday 21 November 2016 Event – Growing Together Westcliff


Trust Links – two week programme for 18 – 25 year olds

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Trust Links is organising a two-week programme for ten 18 – 25 year olds starting on Monday 9 November to build confidence and self-esteem and help them move towards work. This exciting and unique programme will include drama and media skills, building and gardening at Growing Together in Westcliff and Shoeburyness, job search and interview skills, enterprise and marketing skills. Led by experienced Trust Links staff, the programme will be flexible and responsive to the needs of a range of young adults and help them move towards work and other opportunities.
To find out more, contact the Trust Links office on 01702 213134 or visit the website.

Potato Day on Saturday 22 February

Potato Day on Saturday 22 February makes potatoes a ‘must grow’ for many a local gardener!

With over 30 varieties of seed potato, some organic, sold individually at 15p per tuber, SE Essex Seed Potato Day on Saturday 22 February gives local gardeners the chance to buy seed potatoes by the tuber, meaning anyone with enough space for a potato grow-bag, or an entire allotment plot, can get started as soon as the weather improves!

SE Essex Organic Gardeners’ Secretary, Carole Shorney, said: ‘Whether your garden is large or small, the taste of home-grown, freshly dug potatoes is a taste hard to beat.”

At the event, visitors can buy seed potatoes by the tuber and learn all about growing them with tips from the members, plus some onion sets at £1.40 per pound.

Care is taken to source from UK suppliers, not for jingoistic reasons but to reduce the spread of the pathogen, brown rot, from mainland Europe.

SE Essex Seed Potato Day will take place at 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase) between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Admission is FREE, with refreshments available on the day.

Call 01702 201914 for more information or visit http://www.seeog.org.uk/ for updates.



Volunteering opportunities at Growing Together

Contact Triss if you are interested

SEEOG Talk: The Peckham Experiment, Mon 16th Jan

Still pioneering: food, farming and the Peckham Experiment    

In 1926, two Doctors in south London set up the Pioneer Health Centre, a unique health centre which placed good nutrition, organic food, social interaction and self-direction at its heart. Recognising that good health rested on much more than simply an absence of disease, the Peckham Experiment – as the Centre soon became known – remains a highly relevant and compelling example of the benefits of linking food, farming and health care provision.  This talk by Kate McGeevor, Trustee and Secretary of the Pioneer Health Foundation, will discuss the unique approach employed by the Pioneer Health Centre and what we can still learn from its findings over 80 years later.