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.
A ‘Future Manual’ event : Catching Rabbits and Starting Fires at Ground, 60 Beverley Rd, Hull on Thursday 10 November 2016
Time: Rabbit Catching from 3pm, Fire making from 5pm. Bonfire from 7ish. Drop in at any point. Cost: £Pay-what-you-can.
Are you worried about the future? Is our current political, economic and ecological meltdown really getting to you? Do you get a strange feeling of dread each time you reach for a copy of the Metro on the floor of the bus?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, this workshop will help you get ready for the world that’s coming our way. You’ll learn how to turn a computer cable into a rabbit snare; then how to start a fire with nothing more than flint and steel. After the workshop, we’ll gather around the bonfire, eat jacket potatoes and beans, talk about why we’re doing this, and feel just a little bit better about tomorrow.
A Future Manual is a DIY guide to surviving and thriving in the bitter, barren world we’re creating for our children. You can find more information here.
Winter Herbal Remedy Workshop
Sunday 6th November 2-4pm at the Zoo Café, 80 Newland Ave HU5 3AB
Down to Earth are facilitating a fun, hands-on workshop, run by qualified medical herbalist Bryony MacFadyen. She will be teaching participants how to use simple herbal remedies to boost immunity and treat common winter ailments. During the workshop two remedies will be made: a herbal cough syrup and herbal tonic vinegar. Every participant will receive a gift bag with these two remedies to take home. The workshop will be raising funds to support the Down to Earth community herb garden. The cost is: £12 – full price, £6 – concessions, FREE – Down to Earth volunteers. For more info please contact Down to Earth on 07922 950311. Purchase tickets in advance for this event online at: http://winter-remedies.brownpa
Volunteer Opportunities in October
Constable Community Allotment
The volunteer sessions at Constable Community Allotment are continuing into the autumn, and we would be delighted if you could join us on Saturdays from 12 noon onwards. Hot drinks provided, bring a packed lunch if you like.
Over the course of the next few weeks we will be building a compost toilet, which may be of interest and you are also welcome to come and watch. Other autumn tasks will include planting spring bulbs, creating no-dig beds, and harvesting anything remaining of this first year’s produce. More info from Lausanne 07816 141169. Constable Community Allotment is located on Constable St, off Cholmley St, Boulevard, Hull HU3 3DF. https://goo.gl/maps/hC1HMv77x
Down to Earth Herb Garden
Regular Thursday sessions 1-5pm, plus special session Sunday 16 October from 10.30am if you’d like to come along for a look around and find out more about our project to create a medicinal herb garden for the city and/or to help out.
Tasks will include building raised beds, creating barked pathways, sanding and painting furniture, preparing firewood, digging and weeding. Volunteers will need strong boots or wellies and warm clothing; all other equipment will be provided. We can provide hot drinks and light refreshments but bringing a pack-up or lunch money is advised for anyone planning to stay for a few hours. The garden is accessible via the university car-park on Salmon Grove, off Cranbrook Avenue – HU6 7SX. If you have any difficulty locating us feel free to call 07936006452. Andy & Bryony
Oppy Wood litter clearance Wed 19 October
There will be a session to clear litter from Oppy Wood, off Dane Park Lane, between Orchard Park and Cottingham on Wed 19 Oct at 10.00 am.
The session has been organised by Jeannie Webster and volunteers from the Rainbow Garden. The wood contains a tribute to Hull’s war dead, and is named after a First World War battle site where many died. The wood is a wildlife haven and a pleasant place to walk round. Some fruit trees were planted last year and there are plans to install benches at the site. More info from Jeannie on 852081.
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