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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

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Cancelled due to weather – Taster Day – Sun 29/09 10-14 – Southend in Transition – Community Allotment

Taster Day

Sun 29/09 10-14

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 29/09 10-14

DIY, weeding, enjoy good company over a shared lunch. Grapes are ripening, do you think they are ready?:)

Sat 5th or 12th Oct TBC 11-15

More DIY, relaxing in nature, good conversations while weeding or some meditation when tending to the beds.

Past days

Good company on the plot

Blueberries are coming

Other events and groups:

Think Global/Drink Local – Railway Hotel on pause

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.

Love Rebellion – East of England + Midlands -7 Oct at 10:00 – 19 Oct at 18:00

Eco Fair Leigh-on-Sea Sat 19 October 10:00-15:00 Leigh Road Baptist Church

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

Email UNSUBSCRIBE to stop receiving updates for the plot

Taster Day – Sat 07/09 11-15 – Southend in Transition – Community Allotment

Taster Day

Sat 07/09 11-15

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 7/09 11-15

DIY, water, weed and enjoy good company over a shared lunch. Grapes are ripening, not long now:)

Sun 29/09 11-15

More DIY, relaxing in nature, good conversations while weeding or some meditation when watering.

Past days

Good company on the plot

Blueberries are coming

Other events and groups:

Think Global/Drink Local – 05/09 Thu 19:30 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

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

Once upon a Tree (Southend) Meeting 9/09 19-21:00 The Railway Hotel

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

Email UNSUBSCRIBE to stop receiving updates for the plot

Taster Day – Sat 24/08 11-15 – Southend in Transition – Community Allotment

Taster Day

Sat 24/08 11-15

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 24/08 11-15 SEEOG visit

The plot is blooming so lots of hands will make it even more productive and beatiful. Take some greens and black berries home. We will have our friends from SEEOG visit for a tour and share ideas for healthy soil and plants.

Sat 7/09 11-15

DIY, water, weed and enjoy good company.

Past days

Good company on the plot

Blueberries are coming

Other events and groups:

Think Global/Drink Local – 28/08 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

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

Litter Pick 22/08 10-12 Priory Park

Supper Club: Zero Waste for Beginners 29/08 18:30 – 20:00 The Refill Room

702 Fest #5 – Community Action For Southend On Sea 31/08 14-23:30 The Venue Southend

Woodland walk for seed gathering 31/08 14-15:00 Belfaris Woodland Centre

Bag for Life Community Sewing Bee Free Event 1/09 10:30-14:00 Leigh Community Centre

Cliffs Litter Pick and Flower Bed Tidy 01/09 17-19

Once upon a Tree (Southend) Meeting 9/09 19-21:00 The Railway Hotel

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

Email UNSUBSCRIBE to stop receiving updates for the plot

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

Email UNSUBSCRIBE to stop receiving updates for the plot

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!