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.
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.
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
Plots on the main Southend East site. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.
TonyWagstaff or 07766727266
Southend Allotments for individual plots
water catchment and 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?
Southend in Transition
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