Climate Action Fund Workshops at Trust Links – join in 30/11 and 3/12

Special update from Southend in Transition
www.southendintransition.co.uk

You might have not heard from us for a while small but your active group of local residents has been busy on the community allotment, running the Repair Cafe, attending community events this year and promoting all sorts of great things happening in Southend.

We might have been quiet but scientists continued to inform us about the climate emergency we are in, young people organised strikes and walkouts and the action of thousands in the global Extinction Rebellion brought the topic of climate and environmental crisis higher on everyones agenda.

We need imagination and action to tackle the issues in front of us and we will be supporting positive local ideas. See below:

Our friends at Trust Links are organising workshops to gather ideas for an application to the Climate Action Fund.

Local organisations, partners, and groups are invited to Trust Links’ Climate Action Funding workshops on the 30th November and the 3rd December.

We want to hear your opinions on how local communities can tackle climate change in South-East Essex. We are planning to make a bid for a Climate Action Fund from the National Lottery Community Fund, and we are keen to work with other local community groups to improve how everyone tackles climate change at a community level.

Lets see what brilliant ideas we come up with for Southend to address climate change.

Thank you in advance

Eventbrite

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Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259
Southend in Transition
www.southendintransition.co.uk

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As the plot prepares for slumber 17th Nov ’19

I sadly missed our community allotment annual bonfire party this  year so I was glad to get to visit on a still early winter day, as the trees and plants shed their leaves to feed back into the circle of life.  Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

 

The next big job for the plot is to prune the two huge trees we inherited, at around 8m tall far exceed the allotment site rules and are actually competing with water, nutrients etc.  We plan to reduce them by one third once all the leaves have dropped which indicates the sap is down.

Check our facebook page for future taster days

From this visits volunteers Duncan, Fiona and Steve, Happy gardening

Oct – Allotment Society General News

From: Dave Alston <dsalston@blueyonder.co.uk>

Southend East Allotment & Garden Society

General News

Southend (East) Allotments and Garden Society

10 October 2019

Dear All,

Sharpening Service, Main Path Closure, Available in the Trading Hut.

Sharpening Service.

A sharpening service will be available on site on Saturday 26th October from 10:00 am. You will be able to have various tools (forks, spades, hoes, shears, secateurs etc) sharpened for a reasonable cost.

Main Path Closure

The main paths have been closed for the winter so vehicle access will only be for very special circumstances.

Available in The Trading Hut

We still have some onion sets red and white along with garlic and broad bean seeds.

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

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🍨