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Upcoming Taster Days 30/10/2016 and 5/11/2016

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

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


Sun 30/10 10-12
Short session clearing out beds and preparing them for winter season.

Please share.

Sat 05/11 10-14
Preparing beds for winter, planting last seedlings out. Time for a bonfire, would you mind a marshmallow?!

 

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

SiT Community Allotment Taster Day 10/09 and 25/09

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

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


Sat 10/09 Sat 10-14
Another chance to come along and join us at the allotment to learn more about the project and enjoy our lovely plot. Do a little work and get lunch and a share of what we harvest.
We’ll be joined by a bunch of compost worms and you can take some home to activate your pile of greens.


FB event, please share.

Sun 25/09 10-14
This week we’ll be creating a living willow structure. Plus we hope to work out our planting plan for autumn/ winter and next spring. Gardening is all about planning ahead and having faith in the future. And it makes you feel good!

FB event, please share.


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 or here

Where is it?

How to find our little plot MAP and picture attached.


Past days
Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

Local action
www.SouthendinTransition.org.uk and on Facebook
Transition Drinks 29/09 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout Tavern

SiT Community Allotment  Sat/Sun workdays

SiTCommA update 13/10

Oh wow what a weather this Sunday. Rain and rain, was anyone flooded this time?

Don’t get me wrong we will not shy from a little rain but the deluge day long would make it impossible to do any progress in digging the plot. Any work would turn into a mud bath and as funny that vision now looks in my head it would not get us far ahead. Instead people were encouraged to stay home and do this a rest day with cuppa and cuddling to the special one/teddy bear/pooch. No one complained about that:)
Luckily we have used the Saturday the day before well and and after a successful Apple Day with the help of Duncan and Leyla took the chairs and tables donated by Growing Together folk to the plot.
The shed on inspection looked dry inside so we have done a good job last week with putting on the felt and the weed control fabric is suppressing the weed uprising. We got a bench and table donated kindly by Alicja which will be a nice feature on the plot. Hmm seems like we are doing and getting everything to keep dry and warm and have a place to sit and the digging moves on later and later but hey this plot is not about starting a second job and doing overtime. It is supposed to help create social glue in our group and wider community through gentle work and leisure so I think we are doing the right thing.
The Apple Day conversations and the apples we scrumped from an apple tree next to the allotments brought up conversations again about using the abundance of fruit in Southend. Hopefully in the future there will be people interested to drive forward a Scrumping project, at the moment our group is focusing on one thing at a time… but if you wanted to start something up let us know and we will help you get in touch with other people. Add your fallen fruits here.
You can join us for the next work day 20/10 Sunday 11-14, although the weather forecast is not favourable at the moment it might change as it did last week so if you plan to come to the plot text me and I will update you on the day. If it is raining we will meet up indoors (to be decided where) to do some design/planning work. Skype call 16/10 at 8:30 for the core group.
Thanks to Duncan, Leyla and Growing Together this week for their work and donations.
Money’s
£66.2 in the pot from Southend Soup
+ £4 from donations for the Transition Free Press
PS. Oh yes, Leyla is a new member of our core group, meet the white VW camper with her trailer.