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Allotment Society Autumn Newsletter 2017

Some great tips inside from our allotment society experts.

Newsletter 2017-10.pdf
Newsletter April 2017.docx

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SiT Community Allotment Taster Day S22/10 10-14 – presented by Southend in Transition

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 22/10 10-14

Gardening. Strawberries potting up, filling raised beds with soil, seed saving.

11:30 tea and short tour of the plots
13:00 lunch

Come in anytime for a cup of tea

Sat 11/11 10-14

Regular gardening session.


Other events locally:

Transition Drinks – 26/10 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout Tavern

Repair Café October and Fixfest write up.

Community Fayre 21/10 10:30-13:00, Nazareth House

Southend Soup 4/11 Sat 14-17, Project 49

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 (thank you Louise) and here

Where is it?

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

Past days

Can there be too much cake?

Sunny Sunday plot gathering

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

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SiT Community Allotment Taster Day Sat 14/10 10-16 presented by Southend in Transition

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 14/10 10-16 (extended hours)

Gardening. Strawberries potting up, filling raised beds with soil, seed saving.

11:30 tea and short tour of the plots
13:00 lunch

Come in anytime for a cup of tea

Sun 22/10 10-14
Regular gardening session


Other events locally:

Shoebury East Beach, Beach Clean 14/10 Sat 10:30 · Shoebury East Beach · Southend-on-Sea

Transition Drinks – 26/10 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout Tavern

Repair Café October and Fixfest write up.

Community Fayre 21/10 10:30-13:00, Nazareth House

Southend Soup 4/10 Sat 14-17, Project 49

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 (thank you Louise) and here

Where is it?

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

Past days


Sunny Sunday plot gathering

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

Email UNSUBSCRIBE to stop receiving updates for the plot.

Sunny Sunday plot gathering

A late summers day brought out all the faithful attendees to the plot plus a few newbies to join in the fun.  We were greeted with the beginnings of autumn tinging the leaves of our still producing glorious grapevine.

We quickly realised there were still plenty of fruits on our crab apple tree after the first pickings last time, so Fiona, Sarah and Helen got to work harvesting the higher up crabs for more home made vitamin c packed jams and jellies.

Meanwhile Duncan and Kamil unloaded a load of donated top soil into to our Hugelkulture raised beds in the children’s plot ready for planting up next time with lots of perennial herbs, all over-seen by chief fore-man Nella.

No words are available for the lunch only pictures could get close to describing our lovely pot luck delights.  So feast your eyes on this lot:

We have wonderful neighbours at the allotment and one of them Steve came bearing carrots which we readily and thankfully received.

We have potted up a great number of strawberry plants which we are nurturing on in the greenhouse which will be on sale at St laurence orchard Apple day on the 7th October.

The warmer weather after the rain brought out our friends the Slow worms, which delighted the children no end.  We were pleased to have been joined by Claire of Conscious kitchen  Southend who we were excited to talk with about Southend food network, Ayurvedic cooking classes with Sarah, and diet as medicine with Dr Helen.

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We will be at the aforementioned Apple Day at st Lawrence’s Orchard on the next open day so please come and visit us there and sample the yummies we have prepared. The next plot day is Sat the 14th October all welcome, no matter the weather.

Peace and Love

SiT Community Allotment Taster Days Sun 24/10 10-14 presented by Southend in Transition

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 – prospective volunteers and public welcome

Sun 24/09 10-14
Gardening. Strawberries potting up, filling raised beds with soil, seed saving.

11:30 tea and short tour of the plots
12:30 lunch

Come in anytime for a cup of tea

Sat 14/10 10-14
Regular gardening session

Other events locally:

Transition Drinks – 26/10 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout Tavern

Repair Café 01/10 Sun 10:30-15:00, venue TBC

Apple Day Sat 7/10 11-14 St Laurence Orchard

Community Fayre 21/10 10:30-16:00, Nazareth House

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 (thank you Louise) and here

Where is it?

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

Past days

Harvest Festival 2017

Kind Regards