Taster Day – Sat 10/08 11-15 and Sun 11/08 10-14 – Southend in Transition – Community Allotment

Taster Day – Double Whammy

Sat 10/08 11-15 and Sun 11/08 10-14

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, relax in nature, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive

Taster Days – Volunteers and public welcome

Sat 10/08 11-15

The plot is blooming so lots of hands will make it even more productive and beatiful. Take some greens and berries home.

Sun 11/08 10-14

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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Summer days on the plot Sat 8th June

A great day on the plot as can be expected.  Alex finished the closing raised bed construction while Kerry diligently saw to the direct station watering.  Lea got right in there on her first full plot experience and took charge of transforming the new ‘in orchard veg bed’.  Fi and Tilly over saw the greenhouse general tidying and pottering, while I tidied the paths and mowed the lawn including the new orchard lawn which is more weeds than grass currently but with continued mowing, as with our other lawns have proved,  will be nice grass eventually.

A delicious shared potluck healthy lunch, and a toast to friends absent, Kamil and Alitja and Nella enjoying a well earned few weeks holiday in a scorching Poland.

Please enjoy the photos and you may notice a marked quality improvement with an expert photographer and graphics designer on the team, thanks Lea.

 

Thanks for your interest.  Please find our Southend in Transition community allotment FB page for details on upcoming events.

Southmenders repair Cafe–  Shoebury Hub Saturday 29th of June

Supporting Southend Extinction Rebellion

We are getting there every day in every little way!

 

Good company on the plot

The weather has been changing from session to session but it is great to see the plot blooming with the warmer weather.

Lots of visitors such as the robin flying around and walking the beds looking for worms we might have dug up.

Today we worked with Krishna on the raised beds in the corner of the plot, Kacper, Vida and Sally Ann filled it with waste work wood covered with coffee and soil. Natasha cleared the space under the willow dome and fed the potatoes, Fiona watered the poor little trees and looked after the greenhouse, Susan and Linda planted and weeded, and weeded some more. Kids made an impressive ecosystem for the snail:) Austin watered the bed and his trousers while Alicja and Nicola fed us some healthy grub, Geoff and Kerry weeded and earth’s up the potatoes, cut down some comfrey, Alfie watered and fed the plants with the spent coffee. Busy and happy indeed. Oh and we had peach Ice cream🍨