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Taster Day and Seed Share – coronavirus update – SUN 22/03 11-15 Southend in Transition Community Allotment

Hi, we are planning to have a the taster day on the plot as some of our members felt they would benefit from the fresh air and social contact where safe distance can be kept. In the context of the coronavirus we are making some modifications to manage better risks and benefits of being on the plot. I hope you understand and can join us for an enjoyable session. Growing your own food can help reduce your families dependency on store bought produce and leave more supplies for the elderly and vulnerable who might not be able to grow their own. You can also donate your surplus to local charities.

-if feeling unwell please check advice from Public Health and don’t come to the plot https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

– greeting from a distance or elbow fives recommended – it’s an open space so people can keep reasonable distance, 2 m recommended.
-if you are planning to bring children to the plot the parents will be responsible for supervision and ensuring social distancing is adhered to, we will suggest activities you can do in your family group

-handwashing facility to be provided, water, soap, alcohol gel

-food and drink- no potluck this time-everyone encouraged to bring own flasks/drinks and lunch /snacks

-for local updates sign up to Southend Borough Council newsletter and tick Public Health news https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSOUTHENDBC/subscriber/new?qsp=CODE_RED

Being in nature, doing physical activity and having positive social contact can improve wellbeing so we are able to weather all sorts of crisis better but consider your individual and social networks circumstances and health.

Taster Day

SUN 22/03 11-15

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

(entrance to allotments off Hamstel Road – Garon’s end – opposite fish and chips Plaice to Be MAP)

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

SUN 22/03 11-15

2nd session of this year, get your wellies on and join us for a taster session. Lets brainstorm how we develop the plot in 2020. Potluck lunch, tea and coffee provided.

11:00 am: Set up

11:30 am: Tea and chat – what do we want to achieve on the allotment today?

12:00 pm: Tour of the plot

1:00 pm: Own lunch

All day: various gardening jobs, seed share.

Join us at any time during the day for a cuppa and a chat!

Sun 29/03 11-15

More DIY, relaxing in nature, good conversations while weeding or some meditation when tending to the beds. Potluck lunch, tea and coffee provided.

Pop in even if only for a chat.

Share https://www.facebook.com/events/145115276743102/

Past days

As the plot prepares for slumber 17th Nov ’19

Sowing the seeds of community

End of year celebration get together Jan 5th 2020

Other events and groups:

Think Global/Drink Local – usually Railway Hotel Thursdays – online alternative to be advertised – 26/03 19:00-21:00

Repair Cafe sign up and look out for more

Southend Extinction Rebellion group – training, talks, socials and non-violent direct action at this critical time in history

Regular opportunities:

Plots on the main Southend East site. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.

TonyWagstaff or 07766727266

and more:

Earthangel Allotment School, Mendip Wildlife Gardens, St Laurence Orchard Work Days – Trust Links, Community Tree Nursery

Southend Allotments for individual plots

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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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

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Kind Regards

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

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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

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🍨