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We popped over to the plot to feed the compost bins.

We do love compost. To get to compost though we need some help from our local gardening community. A few local gardeners are dropping off their green “waste” to us which we can use to feed the hungry compost bins. It makes life easier for them, cuts down on waste and builds our soil.

Lasagna composting – a layer of twigs or wood chip, some greens like grass cuttings or some food waste from a my local bistro Conscious Kitchen  topped with some Waitrose coffee grounds and a flush of water. Repeat and in a few months time we will be sieving through nice and crumbly compost.

If you have ideas for mutually beneficial relationships between the plot and its community and the neighborhoods, its residents and businesses call us or visit the plot for a cup of tea.

 

 

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Upcoming Taster Days Sat 11/02, Sun 26/02 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, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive.

Preparing soil for winter

Taster Days


Sat 11/02 10-14
What’s it gonna look like after so many weeks? Join us for an easy session mulching the beds and preparing soil for the new season. We will continue work on the potting bench.  Lots of warm tea and coffee:)
Let us know if you have some time 9AM as we have soil to bag up at a property in Sutton Road and if you have a car which can help with the transport that’s even better.

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Sun 26/02 10-14

Join us for an easy session mulching the beds and preparing soil for the new season. Have the critters and fungi in the compost bins been busy to give us some crumbly goodness. We will continue work on the potting bench.  Lots of warm tea and coffee:)

Other events by Southend in Transition

Transition Drinks – 23/02 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout Taver

Southend Seed Swap – alongside the Potato Day 25/02 10-14 Growing Together Westcliff, Fairfax Drive

Southend Repair Cafe

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 us?

  • donate tools (even if broken as we might be able to fix them)
  • donate seed
  • donate your time
  • 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 and picture attached.

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259