This two day course is delivered by Tomas Remiarz, author of ‘Forest Gardening in Practice’
Come and see the developments on the allotment, including the site of the roundhouse which is to be built this year. See how the space has been transformed from a derelict field to a productive growing area with raised beds, polytunnels, flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs. We hope you will see examples of permaculture in practice.
We will spend some time discussing a couple of the permaculture principles in some detail, over hot drinks. (You can make your own herbal teas from herbs growing on the site.) Hopefully there will be a mix of people who know a lot about permaculture and those who wish to learn a bit more.
If the weather is poor we can shelter in the polytunnel. Hope to see you on Monday
Lausanne and Jenny
Join us at Ground for some dinner and info sharing about the Pont Valley Protection Camp in County Durham. Protectors from the camp will share their stories about the formation of the camp, what it was like to live there, and the eviction on the 19th of April. Find out what happened after the eviction and how you can get involved now to help stop the mine.
This feature length documentary looks at how the giant energy companies are attempting to replace coal with woody biomass as the solution to our energy crisis. The event is free but donations to contribute to the costs would be appreciated. No ticket needed.
Pickering Road Community Orchard invites you to its May Day Celebration on Mon 7 May at 12 noon. There will be maypole dancing, Duncan the hobby horse and the Raving Mae Morris Dancers. Entry is free, there will be refreshments available and you are welcome to bring a picnic. The orchard is at the end of Cranberrry Way, Hull HU4 7AQ but please park on Pickering Road as Cranberry Way is very narrow.
There is a small pot of money to pilot community food activities in Hull as part of the Sustainable Food City work – see below for more info. If you have any questions please get in touch with Bryony MacFadyen, Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership Co-ordinator, T: 07712321413, E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Hull Food Partnership – Seed funding
The Hull Food Partnership Steering group has a small amount of funding from the Hull City Council Healthier Lifestyles team to support pilot activities which increase access to healthy and sustainable food across the city. 10 groups will be awarded up to £200 to deliver pilot activities in 2018.
Does your group or organisation have an idea that will get food out in communities’? We are looking for creative ideas that enable people to try healthy and sustainable food in public. This might be something like running an outdoor cooking event, setting up a market stall with local produce, or inviting members of your community to a lunch made from food that would otherwise gone to waste. Your pilot project will be directly contributing to the Sustainable Food Cities Award. For more information about the award see: http://sustainablefoodcities.org/awards
Please contact email@example.com for an application form. There are two cut off dates for applying, with 5 pilot activities chosen at each date.
Spring cut-off date: Friday 27th of April 2018
Summer cut-off date: Friday 27th of July 2018
is being held on Mon 16 April 2018, 7.45pm
at Lonsdale Community Centre, 8 Lonsdale Street, Hull, HU3 6PA
To get to Lonsdale, see http://www.lonsdalecc.org.
The business of the AGM usually takes less than an hour, after which we have a Bring and Share Supper.
1. Notice of imminent events
2. Minutes of last AGM and matters arising
3. Accounts to 31 Jan 2018 and appointment of auditor for next year
4. Review of last year (‘What we did in 2017’)
5. Officers for next year
6. Plans for next year
7. Any other business
A small group of people is looking to explore the possibility of a cohousing development for the over 50s in the Cottingham area. It is envisaged that individuals would purchase their own homes, which would be built to passive house standards, re-using rain water, using solar energy and heat pumps, etc. There would be some communal facilities, the opportunity to eat together perhaps twice a week, and possibly communal veg growing.
The group has the responsibility to find the land, buy the land, arrange all aspects of the build, and members need to commit to an on-going share in the work needed to keep the group vibrant and thriving. There is guidance available but the management of the project is down to the group. There is no financial help to buy the homes, but architect fees and legal fees etc. may be covered.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has made £4,000 available for the stage 1 exploratory phase, and if you are interested in becoming part of this small group please contact Margaret on 841303.
For an overview of co-housing in the UK see https://cohousing.org.uk/
If you are interested in cohousing but this scheme for the over 50s in Cottingham is not for you, and you want to explore setting up a different scheme in East Yorkshire, Government money for community-led housing in East Yorkshire is available through East Riding of Yorkshire Council. For more information contact Matt Lewer, principal housing policy and development officer, matt.lewer@