The Big Dig 2019 in Hull

National Big Dig Day 2019

This weekend, why not get down to your local community garden and help them get the growing season started?

Hull Food Partnership will be supporting 3 new or under-developed food-growing sites around the city of Hull to get their veg growing seasons going this year as part of the national ‘Big Dig’ weekend. The Big Dig is all about getting people involved in their local community garden. The three sites are:

Saturday 27th April – Hessle Road Network, Massey Street, HU3 3LA,  10am – 4pm

Sunday 28th April –  GRIN, Gainford Grove, Greatfield, HU9 4ND,  11am – 4pm

Tuesday 30th April – Parks Children’s Centre, Courtway Road, HU6 9TA , 10am – 2pm  (Families only, booking required 01482 803978)

Tasks will include general gardening jobs, such as weeding, sowing, planting, watering. Refreshments will be provided. To find out more contact John Pickles on 07476 293999 or


or for Hull locations on the national website see

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Summer Gardening Course starting Wed 1 May

Summer in the City Gardens

WEA course of 10 sessions on Wednesday mornings, starting 1 May 2019. The general aim is to help create beautiful and productive gardens, and the course will cover vertical growing, container gardening and polycultures

Starting Wednesday 1 May 2019 10.00 am – 12.00 noon for 10 sessions  Venue: Hull Friends Meeting House, 2-10 Bean Street, Hull, HU3 2PR   Course reference C3674615  

The course fee is £70.00 However if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.  To enrol please quote the course reference above either online at or by  ringing 0300 303 346

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May Day at Pickering Orchard, Mon 6 May

Usually a great event whatever the weather! Please turn up 12 noon prompt if you want to see the start of the festivities.

Please note that only disabled parking is available at the site, and that parking on Cranberry Way is not advised, please leave your vehicle on the main road and walk down Cranberry Way to the orchard.

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Heading for Extinction and What to do About it, Mon 15 April

Transition & Permaculture Hull has arranged the above talk 

“Heading for Extinction and What to do About it”
presented by Extinction Rebellion Hull
Mon 15 April, 7.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Bean St Hull HU3 2PR

Extinction Rebellion is making quite an impact – it only launched in November last year, and since then large numbers of people have supported non-violent direct action in London, other UK locations and countries across the world.

It seems to have struck a chord with a great many people, who have run out of patience with a system that has failed to tackle climate change and the threat it presents to humanity.
The talk will provide an opportunity to hear what’s behind this new social movement, and will take place on Mon 15 April 2019 which is the start of International Rebellion Week when direct action will be taking place on a significant scale.
The talk includes a brief review of the current science and some of the latest data, with particular relevance to Hull. It looks at some ethical implications, considers movements of social change, and suggests how we could act in response.
The talk is FREE, open to all, and refreshments will be available.
Transition & Permaculture Hull members are invited to attend the Transition & Permaculture Hull AGM at 6.30 pm on the same evening at the same venue.

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Transition & Permaculture Hull AGM, Mon 15 April

The 2019 AGM of Transition & Permaculture Hull will be held

Mon 15 April 2019 6.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Bean St, Hull HU3 2PR


1.          Notice of imminent events
2.          Minutes of last AGM and matters arising
3.          Accounts to 31 Jan 2019 and appointment of auditor for next year
4.          Review of last year (‘What we did in 2018’)
5.          Officers for next year
6.          Plans for next year
7.          Any other business

The minutes of the last AGM are here and the review of last year is here. Paper copies of the agenda items will be available at the meeting. All are welcome to attend, and the meeting is planned to take less than an hour.

The meeting will be followed at 7.30 pm by a talk entitled “Heading for Extinction and What to do About it”  presented by Extinction Rebellion Hull.

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Screening of Burned, Thu 28 March, and Biofuelwatch news

There will be a free screening of the award-winning documentary 

BURNED – Are Trees the New Coal  

7 pm for prompt 7.30 start, Thu 28 March 2019 at Cottingham Civic Hall, (Oak Room), Market Green, Cottingham HU16 5QG. Duncan Law of Biofuelwatch will be convening discussion afterwards. Drax Power Station imports wood from the USA through Hull Docks and it is subsidised as a ‘renewable’ fuel. But is it? More info and trailer at

Biofuelwatch has a petition about Drax’s plans to replace its current coal-burning capacity with the UK’s largest gas fired power station.
The plan is to hand in the petition in at the beginning of April. It’s on 95,000 signatures at the moment and the target is 100,000.

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Sustainable Food Business Taster Sat 23 March

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Grafting Workshop March 2019


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Introduction to Permaculture Course 9 & 10 March

There will be a 2-day WEA course ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ delivered in Hull on

Sat 9 March & Sun 10 March 2019 at Giroscope, Coltman St, Hull HU3 2SJ

Please contact Lausanne on 07816 141169 to see if places are still available.

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Hull Seed Swap, Sat 2 March

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