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Taster Day – Sat 14/07 14-16 SiT Community Allotment

Taster Day – Sat 14/07 10-14

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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

Sat 14/07 10-14

Joyful gardening.

11:30 tour of the plot

12:30 lunch – potluck

Visit to have a cup of tea with us.

Sun 29/07 10-14

Joys of gardening.

Other events and groups locally:

Think Global/Drink Local – 25/07 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 Café Pictures Shoebury Hub

Southend 2050 Be part of the conversation

SEEOG Talk 16/07 "A School Garden – Why?"

Southend Pride Festival 21/07 12-20

Southend Festival 01/07-15/08

The Art of Self Love with Nicola Kelleher 24/07

Regular opportunities:

Vacant plots on the main Southend East site available. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.

Amazing World and Life Changing Books Selection – Fundraiser for SiT

TonyWagstaff.uk or 07766727266, park in or around Cluny Sq

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

Past days

Feeding the fruit

A win for England and the bees

Basking in the evening sun

Cool evening visit

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko

07411457259

Southend in Transition

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Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

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Feeding the fruit

The team at P49 returned and used the comfrey tea they made mixed with pond water to water the fruiting raspberries. Lots of minerals in there. They used the ground coffee to feed the young trees and shrubs. Everyone seemed more confident and involved. The trees looked like they benefited from the care of our volunteers over the months and some have grown a good 30-40 cm. Thanks everyone.

Veronica and Jill joined the plot as volunteers and helped out. We spent a long time admiring the grapes. There will be buckets of them in two months time:)

A win for England and the bees

Guessing from the happy noises around the neighborhood England won the match:) well done and enjoy the celebrations.

The other winners today were the pollinators and your humble fruit picker on our plot.

Bees, bumble bees and butterflies landing on the comfrey, lavender and enjoying sips of water from the tray with stones and water.

Lots of soft fruit, beans, chard and Welsh onion. The courgette is growing well.

See you Monday.

Basking in the evening sun

Plans changed and I could visit the plot this eve. I took a few snaps of neighbours flowers and fruiting shrubs and trees. There are lots of different varieties and when they prune them in autumn i will ask for cuttings. We will have plenty of vine grape, raspberry, rhubarb and strawberry plants.

I am certain we have two varieties of raspberry as some canes produce very large fruit consistently. The joy and adventure of donated plants:)

See you soon. We are going to have extra days on the plot with visits from P49 and RBS volunteers.

Cool evening visit

Scorching hot days are not always pleasant but the evenings on the plot are nice and cool:) We had four visitors who helped with picking raspberries, watering and feeding the fish while having a nice chat. We picked more redcurrants, first blueberries and gooseberries. Black currants are not ready yet.

The flowers on our and neighbouring plots feed the bees and bumble bees and make the borders standout.

Thanks for the offers of helping with the digging of the plots, DIY, photography and feeding the birds and fish. It is all appreciated.

See you again soon.

Summer Solstice Hot Plot Sunday 24th June ’18

With the Summer Solstice celebrations still resonating in our ears and consciousness from Thursday we felt the Community allotment heartily welcoming us at this poignant time of the year.  What bounty greeted us in the hot shade hunting day.

With the help of the NatWest team building corporate day work party who, during the week, cleared the weeds and scrub from around the young fruit trees in the new orchard we were able to focus our attention on adding material, brought in from our homes to the super composter, and carrying out some urgent repairs and maintenance of the shed and tool storage cupboards

We have received a lot of new equipment and plants recently what with Kamil transferring all his allotment infrastructure, having given up his own plot on Eastern avenue, to allow more time to focus on the Community plot.  I was assigned the exciting task of installing a reedbed water garden to the little pond with fish, this does a wonderful natural cleansing and has the added bonus of growing wonderful highly nutritious watercress.  The reedbed is currently fed by hand but will shortly be fed with a solar powered water pump.

We harvested Rhubarb, Rasberries, the last of strawberries, broad beans, some lavender and our copious grape vine provided some vine leaves, yum!

We are missing our good comrade Fiona who is not yet mobile enough to come to the plot after her recent foot surgery however it was nice to welcome two new families this session and a tasty pot luck lunch of rice salad, tasty breads, and VGFWFSF (Vegan Gluten free Wheat free Sugar free ) bannana pancakes all welcomed by the hungry plotters.

Kamil’s battery drill whisked fresh strawberry smoothies were a taste of paradise.

With the current drought we are experiencing having had no rainfall for the last month, and our waterbutts depleted, it was necessary to have the standpipe hoses on for watering the parched plot plants  We had to be mindful that water is a precious commodity and hose pipe bans are threatened.   By station watering only on the plants and veg this not only gets the water where it’s needed but prevents watering weeds.

Hope you can join us for the next amazing community growing day on Saturday 9th July

Stay loving stay hopeful Your writers for this installment Sarah & Duncan

 

Taster Day – Sun 24/06 10-14 SiT Community Allotment

Taster Day – Sun 24/06 10-14

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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 24/06 10-14

Clearing and tending to the orchard, feeding the strawberries and grapes, installing the water butt, prep for building up storage area.

11:30 tour of the plot

The Big Bee Count

12:30 lunch – potluck

Visit to have a cup of tea with us.

Sat 14/07 10-14

Joyful gardening.

Other events and groups locally:

Think Global/Drink Local – 27/06 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 Café Pictures Shoebury Hub

St Laurence Orchard Work Days – Trust Links

Essex Wildlife Trust – Woodland Craft Workshops and much more

Leigh Folk Festival 21-24/06

Summer Fayre, Shoeburyness Growing Together Wed 4/07 15:15-18:30

SEEOG Talk 16/07 "A School Garden – Why?"

Southend Pride Festival 21/07 12-20

Southend Festival 01/07-15/08

Regular opportunities:

Vacant plots on the main Southend East site available. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.

Amazing World and Life Changing Books Selection – Fundraiser for SiT

TonyWagstaff.uk or 07766727266, park in or around Cluny Sq

Earthangel Allotment School

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

Past days

Allotment after a drizzle

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

Southend in Transition

Email UNSUBSCRIBE to stop receiving updates for the plot.