We have two film showings coming up:
The Economics of Happiness
Mon 13 February, 7.45 pm Boulevard Village Hall
The Economics of Happiness is an inspiring feel-good documentary made in 2011. The film features many voices from across the world calling for economic change. While government and big business continue to promote globalization and corporate power, people are starting to resist those policies. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on an economics of localization.
A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity
Mon 13 March, 7.45 pm Boulevard Village Hall
A Simpler Way : Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary made with a budget crowdfunded by supporters. Using footage taken in 2015 in a community in Gippsland, Australia, members of the community explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year they build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community.
Both films are FREE and will be followed by refreshments and discussion
Boulevard Village Hall, Boulevard, Hull HU3 3EL http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/297676
January is the time for apple tree pruning and the Growers’ Network have organised the following sessions to which volunteers are welcome:
Thur 5 January, 9.30 am – 2pm : Pruning skill share at Pickering Road Community Orchard Map Yvette Grindley from the orchard will be demonstrating the apple tree pruning technique, which the Growers Network are planning to film. For those of you who cannot attend but would like to learn about pruning, the short video will be shared on the Growers’ Network knowledgebase.
Sun 15 January, 10.00 am – 3 pm : Apple tree pruning session at the Millennium Orchard, Beverley Parks. Directions There are 100+ trees which are in need of some attention. Yvette from Pickering Road Commmunity Orchard will be there to oversee the session. By putting in some work in now, it is hoped to increase the yield of apples in the autumn. Please bring gardening gloves, tools such as secateurs if you have them, and a packed lunch.
Until the mid 20th century Hull and East Riding had an abundance of orchards and this is an attempt to renew interest in growing our own fruit.
Hull Green Drinks &
Friends of the Earth Social
Mon 19 Dec 7pm
Ye Olde White Harte
25 Silver St, Hull HU1 1JG
It’s a ‘bring something to eat’ affair
and will be in one of the rooms upstairs
There will be a meeting for anyone who is interested in the support and development of Beverley Millennium Orchard on Monday 19th December at 7pm at The Friend’s Meeting House, Quaker Lane, Woodlands, Beverley, HU17 8BY.
Next Meeting of Transition & Permaculture Hull
Mon 14 Nov 2016, 7.45 pm at Boulevard Village Hall, Hull HU3 3EL
This will be a film showing of ‘More than Honey’ which explores why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. High quality photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.
Tree planting day at Woodlands primary school, Hull
EMS are running a tree planting day at Woodlands primary school (Flinton Grove – HU9 5SN) on Monday 14th November – working with children and staff from 10 am to plot out the locations where they would like the trees and then helping them to dig holes and plant them in. The trees are all native species such as oak, holly, hazel etc from the Woodland Trust. If anyone is free to help out on the day, transport to the school can be provided from the East Hull area and travel expenses may be available if coming from further afield. Lunch and hot drinks will be provided on the day. In case of inclement weather, the day will be switched to the following Monday (21st Nov). If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions ring Andy Steels on 07936006452.