A Simpler Way Film, March 2017

The next Transition & Permaculture Hull meeting will be a film showing of

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

The film was made in 2016 and portrays a year in the life of a community which came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises.

Mon 13 March, 7.45 pm, Boulevard Village Hall  FREE

It is a documentary set in Australia and is the result of colaboration between film-maker Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander of the Simplicity Institute.



All are welcome to come along to see the film, and there will be refreshments and discussion afterwards for everyone who wants to join in.

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Yorkshire Permaculture Gathering, May 2017

The Permaculture Association has organised a Yorkshire Permaculture Gathering for the weekend of 27 / 28 May 2017 starting 10:00am Saturday and finishing 5:00pm Sunday. It will be held at Paddock Farm, Parkgate Road, West Slaithwaite, HD7 5XA 

This will be the first Yorkshire gathering of permaculture people, to share ideas, showcase projects and explore how to grow the connections between us. For more information, a list of the suggested themes and to book on the gathering, see https://www.permaculture.org.uk/noticeboard/event/convergence/yorkshire-permaculture-gathering

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Economics of Happiness Film, Feb 2017


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Gardening Course Feb/March 2017


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Film Showings


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

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Pruning workshops Jan 2017

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.

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Wassail 2017 at Pickering Orchard


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Green Drinks Party Mon 19 Dec

Hull Green Drinks &hullgreendrinks

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

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Beverley Orchard Meeting Mon 19 Dec

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.


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Free cooking courses Dec 2016


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