Monthly Archives: April 2017

Next Taster Day – Sun 30/04/2017 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, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive.

Taster Days – Volunteers and public welcome

 
Sun 30/04 10-14

Enjoy some gardening and compost making.

Sun 14/05 10-14

Enjoy some gardening and Poetry on the plot. Bring your favourite nature related poem, write something and present or just listen to others reading.

Other events locally:

Radical Fair – 6/05 Sat 12-18 Railway Hotel

Transition Drinks –  25/05 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout Tavern

May Fayre –  Sat 13/05 11am to 2pm, Growing Together Westcliff

 

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 us?

  • 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 (thank you Louise) and here

Where is it?

Click to find our little plot off Hamstel Road. Link to MAP and picture attached.

Social action hours put in by the volunteers and Trustees into running SiT, events and the plot since Sept 2016: 120 hrs. Thank you all.

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

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Easter Egg Hunt Produces a Good Yield.

The cooler start to the Saturday plot day and Easter Egg Hunt gave us worries that most people would take a rain check on visiting the plot but the weather gave way to a warm sunny afternoon and there where many “eggs” to be hunted for those that made it to the plot.

 

Work continued on the family plot with Kamil planting potatoes and Sarah painting the base colour on the Wendy house.  Meanwhile on the main plot, Alitja and Nella watered the seedlings in the greenhouse.  Duncan and Mark tended to the first, well needed grass cut of the season, Steve and his little one weeded the veg beds.

The lure of eggs bought along some of our neighbours with children who shared in lunch and the Easter egg hunt. Our new intrepid plot keeping neighbour, Peter and his daughter Amelia paid us a visit bringing some sweet Greek red wine no less! We like to socialise on the plot, well all work and no play and all that…

Just after a delicious lunch of sweet potato and butternut squash stew with traditional polish potato salad and lentil soup there was a little time left to pot up some of the pumpkin seeds we had saved from last year. Duly labelled and watered we can watch these grow in the greenhouse before planting out into the children’s plot.  In an attempt to have cooking facilities on the plot, we are experimenting with building our own rocket stove from recycled bricks.  I the want of fire bricks we are practising with plain house bricks using designs researched by Kamil on YouTube.

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt 15/04 Sat 12 noon

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

 

Sat 15/04 10-14

 

Enjoy some gardening and Easter Egg Hunt!! Bring the kiddies for 12 o’clock. Chocs are handmade locally by Sara and the Chocolate Factory.

 


Other events by Southend in Transition
 

Transition Drinks –  27/04 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout Tavern 

Radical Fair – 6/05 Sat 12-18 Railway Hotel

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 us?

  • donate tools (even if broken as we might be able to fix them)
  • donate seed
  • donate your time
  • leave us a review here (thank you Louise) and here

Where is it?

Click to find our little plot off Hamstel Road. Link to MAP and picture attached.

Social action hours put in by the volunteers and Trustees into running SiT, events and the plot since Sept 2016: 120 hrs. Thank you all.

 

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

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