Taster Day – Sun 29/04 10-14 – SiT Community Allotment

From our friends at Southend in Transition Community Allotment🙂

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

Taster Day – Sun 29/04 10-14

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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 29/04 10-14

– Change of date!

Season prep

11:30 tour of the plot

13:00 lunch

Come in anytime for a cup of tea.

Pick up free potatoes for planting, courtesy of SEEOG.

Ps. Pls park in adjacent roads as the allotments paths are closed off.

Sun 13/05 10-14

Pottering about

Other events and groups locally:

Vacant plots on the main Southend East site available. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.

Amazing World and Life Changing Books Selection

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Festive Transition Potluck!

Saturday 30th December – 12pm-5pm.
Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1498444927121476/

Hosted by Southend in Transition Community Allotment: https://www.facebook.com/SiTcommunityAllotment/

Bring yourselves, families and friends. Bring and expect vegetarian and vegan food to share.

Festive themed dishes welcomed!

Bring games and musical instruments.

Plan for the day is to eat, talk and socialise with fellow community members, reflect on the past year and look forward to the next year.

Lunch is planned for around 1pm.

Then at 2pm an opportunity for speed talks: 2mins by individuals and projects about what went well in 2017, plans for 2018 and what would help you achieve your goals.

There will be vision board activity around 4pm so please bring your favourite magazines for cut outs.

Children’s arts and crafts as well as plenty of outside space to explore!

Please text and email us even if you only MIGHT come so we gauge the number of people and speed talks (kamilpac@gmail.com)

See you there!
Love from Transition Crew

Return of the Southend Repair Cafe

Sunday, October 1st from 10.30am onwards at Shoebury Hub, 151 West Road, Shoeburyness SS3 9EF

Return of our Monthly pop up repair cafe after a hiatus to move home. Attempting to save your broken equipment, furniture and souls from the landfill site and enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee and a slice of homemade cake. Entrance is free, we only ask for donations to help us keep the repair movement growing.

This month we will be giving demonstrations in the basic electrical safety realm, to help keep DIY repairs free from worry. 3 pin plug wiring, correct fuse choice, cable choice. There is always a chance to practice soldering and basic fault finding using a multi meter tester. Simple solar power- how to use small solar power panels for lighting, pond pumps or for caravans and boats.

Southend Repair Cafe – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southendintransition/

SiT Community Allotment Taster Days Sun 09/07/2017 10-14 presented by Southend in Transition

Here’s your chance to find out what Southend In Transition Community Allotment do – if you’re interested in growing your own food as an individual or as a neighbourhood project, there’s a lot you can learn from SiTCA…

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

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 09/07 10-14

Gardening, watering and lots of vit D:), the Big Bee Count – spot them and record them.

Sun 23/07 10-14

Gardening and a bit more of citizen science – the Big Bug Hunt – spot them and record them


Other events locally:

Transition Drinks – 27/07 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout Tavern

Village Green Festival 08/07 Sat 11-9PM

SEEOG Talk – 17/07 Mon 8PM Growing Together Westcliff – The future of organic seed

Learning opportunities

Compost making

Wise watering

Soil fertility

Weeding

DIY:

water catchment and…

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Food Cultures: A Food Plan

Date: Saturday 10th June
Time: 2 -5pm
Venue: Focal Point Gallery, Elmer Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1NB

To what extent is the production and consumption of food central to how we experience the place we live in?

How is the food we eat related to wider economic, social and cultural policies?

Find out about local food initiatives and ethical alternatives to multi-national food companies.

Contribute to a discussion about how the future of our food cultures might be changed for the better.

Come and join Club Critical Theory and our special guests for an event all about our food cultures.

There will be talks, discussion, free local food and drink, and a chance to feed into a Food Plan for Southend.

Programme

Event starts at 2pm: Focal Point Gallery

Introduction by Joe Hill: Director of Focal Point Gallery

2.05pm: Andrew Branch (CCT, UEL) and Tony D Sampson (CCT, UEL) introduce CCT and discuss “food” culture as ordinary.

2.20pm: Guest Speaker: Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths)

2.25pm: Q&A

2.30pm: Giles Tofield (CCT and Cultural Engine) and Clare Mitchell (Cultural Engine) introduce Southend’s Food Plan

2.40pm: Snack bite talks including – Southend in Transition, Project 49, Urban Farmers, Railway Garden Permaculture project, Mendip Wildlife Garden, Ron Bates (St Lawrence Orchard) and Dean Ward on foodbanks

3.30pm: Food Plan Workshops

Food from Kitchen 49 and Southend in Transition will be available during the workshops washed down by the Cultural Engine’s Southend-on-Seacider

CCT will be back in Sept 2017 with a Seaside Cultures Special