Mon 21 Jan 2019 – New Year Social with Bring & Share Supper
All mailing list members are invited to our New Year Social. We look forward to seeing old friends, and hopefully some people who have never come along before. The Transition & Permaculture Hull Library of books and DVDs will be available for you to browse and borrow items. Do come along with your ideas for activities this year, and if possible an item for the buffet! More info 07816 141169
7.30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, Bean St, Hull HU3 2PR
Also coming up in 2019:
Mon 18 Feb 2019 – Fracking Update Meeting, in which we hope to show a film and hear an update from the local campaign against fracking. 7.30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, Bean St, Hull HU3 2PR
Sat 2 March 2019 – Hull Seed Swap – Come along and and browse the range of seeds others have brought. If you bring seeds of your own you can swap for free, otherwise a small donation is requested. There will be other activities on offer, details to follow. Transition & Permaculture Hull is one of a number of members of the Hull Food Partnership collaborating to produce this event, with Hull Veg Cities, Down to Earth and more. 10.30 am to 3 pm at Jubilee Church Hull, 62 King Edward St, HU1 3SQ
There are three Hull Food Partnership workshops coming up this month:
1) For budding entrepreneurs with ideas for a food-related business:-
Wed 16 Jan Feeding the City 6-9pm at The Brain Jar, Trinity House Lane, HU1 2JA (More details and booking Eventbrite)
Feeding the City is a fully funded 12 month programme that will support sustainable food start-ups across all of the UK. Successful applicants will receive bursaries, and have access to business and food expert advice and training throughout 2019. Come to our Idea-Generating Workshop to find out more and explore your ideas.
2) Community growing 1-day workshop for children centres, schools & community growing projects.
Fri 18 Jan Hull Get Growing! Community Growing 10-4pm HACA, 25-26 Park St. HU2 8RR (Lunch provided, places limited. More details and booking: Eventbrite)
Workshops run by local experts including:
- Growing with children and families
- Community growing basics
- Garden practical
- Working with volunteers
- Horticulture as therapy
3) Are you serious about growing food to sell? A practical guide from a local food growing entrepreneur.
Sat 19 Jan Hull Get Growing! Grow-to-Sell 10-3pm at 161 High Street. HU1 1NQ
Practical workshop for entrepreneurs interested in growing produce to sell including:
- Financial planning
- Infrastructure design
- Crop plans
- Marketing strategy
This workshop is suitable for participants with 2 years of food-growing experience with access to a plot of land. PLACES LIMITED – application required by 9th January. Contact email@example.com for more details and the application form.
The UK’s first Community Land Summit will take place in Manchester on Wed 12 Dec 2018. It aims to to share best practice on community landownership policy and practice. More info and tickets at:
Rathlin Energy has permission to start work on Mon 3 Dec 2018 at the West Newton site in East Yorkshire, despite opposition by parish councils at Withernwick and Ellerby and more than a 100 objectors.
More details in the following article from Drillordrop.
Anyone opposed to the development of this site who is not already active in the campaign against it might like to subscribe to the Frack Free East Yorkshire newsletter at http://www.frackfreeeastyorkshire.com/newsletter/
There are plans by Biofuelwatch for a peaceful protest in Goole to oppose Drax Power Station’s application to build the U.K’s largest-ever gas power plant. At a time when we need to reduce use of fossil fuel, it makes no sense environmentally to be building a new gas power station.