Rainbow Garden Award

Congratulations to the Rainbow Community Garden!

The Rainbow Community Garden is at the end of Levisham Close, off Endike Lane, North Hull (https://goo.gl/maps/sN4HvqtJkox ) and it has once again been awarded The Green Flag.

The Rainbow Garden was a forgotten neglected piece of land until a group of residents and young people cleared it and began planting it up. The garden officially opened in October 1998. They grow native trees and plants to encourage wildlife, and have lots of vegetables, salad, and herbs growing, which are shared with local residents.

As well as volunteers, users of the garden include Social Services, Schools and Youth Justice. During the school holidays they hold various family activities including arts and crafts and multicultural days. They offer advice on “growing your own” and are willing to share seeds, cuttings etc. Awards they have gained in the past include various Hull in Bloom Awards (Best Community Group) and Best Contribution to Wildlife.

Recently the co-ordinators of the Rainbow Garden have acquired extra land, which is being used to grow fruit and vegetables, and they could do with more volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer can visit the garden from 10 am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information about the garden, see the City of Culture Case Study at https://www.hull2017.co.uk/guides/community-brand-case-study-rainbow-garden/ or contact Jeannie Webster,  01482 852081

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Visit to Green Growers, Nafferton

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We’ve arranged a visit to Green Growers, an organic small-holding in Nafferton, run by Dr Gwen Egginton, whose PhD is in soil science. Gwen has offered to show us round the plot, including all her arrangements for making various types of compost. She grows a range of produce, with salads and herbs a particular focus.

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We are visiting in the daytime of Tue 16 Aug 2016 and taking a packed lunch (Gwen will provide tea & coffee). Those of us who are travelling up by train will be catching the 10.44am from Hull, arriving Nafferton 11.16am. Green Growers is very close to the station in Nafferton.

 If you would like any more information about the visit, please ring Jenny on 845356, or send a message via the website contact form.

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Constable Allotment Open Day Sat 13 Aug

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Constable Fun Day Wed 10 Aug

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Green Garden Visit, Mon 8 Aug

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Visit to the Green Garden, Beverley, and Bring-and-Share Supper  Mon 8 August 2016, 7pm

Venue: The Green Garden, 163 Keldgate, Beverley HU17 8JA

Please arrive between 6.30 and 7.00pm. We will initially look round Sally and Luke’s plot and Lausanne will talk about the permaculture aspects of its design. We will then have a bring-and-share supper, with salads provided, so please bring with you anything that goes well with salads. Lastly there will be an option to stay on and watch the film ‘Grow Your Own’ (The Allotment), a feel-good British comedy with some well-known actors.

The site is about 10 mins walk from Beverley Station, with a regular half hour service from Hull and Cottingham.  If anyone wanted to stay overnight, camping is now available at Green Garden and there is a discount for Transition & Permaculture Hull members. More info on camping from Sally on 861720.

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Herb Garden Welcome Day

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Transition & Permaculture Hull Update

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We now have a new logo to go with our new name!

Forthcoming Events

Wed 10 August 2016, 12 noon to 4.00 pm

Traditional Annual Family Fun Day at Constable Street Field 

Volunteers are sought to help with all aspects of the day, which involves races with prizes, craft activities, fancy dress competition, drinks and food, and a raffle.

Visits to sites developed by people interested in Permaculture:

Monday 8 August, 7pm

The Green Garden, Keldgate, Beverley

Monday 12 September, 7pm

Bakersville, Newland Allotments, Hull

Date to be arranged: Green Growers at Nafferton

 Details of these events will be posted on the website and circulated to the Transition & Permaculture Hull Mailing List. If you would like to join the mailing list please use the contact form on the website or ring 01482 845356.

The merger of Transition Hull and the Hull Permaculture Network to form Transition & Permaculture Hull has been assisted by funding from Grassroots Endowment and Two Ridings Community Foundation

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Yum Food Festival & Wilson Edible Bed

The Yum Festival of Food and Drink is being held in Hull on Friday 22 and Sat 23 July 2016, 10.00 am to 6pm each day, at the Rose Bowl, Queens Gardens, Hull City Centre. More info at http://www.yumfestival.co.uk/  or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/yumfoodfestival

There will be a session at the Wilson Centre Edible Bed on Friday 22 July, 10 am to 12 noon, to coincide with the start of the Yum Festival being held nearby. Come along and see what is being grown. Wilson bed volunteers will be handing out any produce which is ready for harvesting. For more info ring Jenny on 845356.

The Edible Bed is outside the Wlson Centre on Alfred Gelder St in Hull, approximately opposite the back entrance to Marks and Spencers.

Part of the idea behind the bed is to attract the interest of the general public and show it’s possible to grow vegetables in a small garden setting and still make it look attractive.

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Down to Earth Herb Garden 2016

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Launch of green projects, Wed 20 July 2016

Pocket Park and ‘Seed To Feed’ Projects Launch

Wed 20 July 2016 at 1.00 pm  at the Pocket Park, Rear of Kingston Youth Centre Centre, 48A Beverley Road , Hull, HU3 1YE

City Farm Hull, a community venture formed by Recycling Unlimited supported by HANA (Humber All Nations Alliance) and HEY Mind, was recently awarded a Government grant of £11,735 to develop a ‘Pocket Park’ at its site on Beverley Road in Hull and this is now nearing completion.

This was added to by a generous grant of £4,960 from NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group for a project called ‘Seed to Feed’ and both projects are formally opening on Wednesday 20th July

They will be celebrating the grand opening with performances from a variety of different cultures including singing and dancing and having a barbecue, all free.

A ‘Pocket Park’ is a small oasis of grass, sweet smelling plants and pleasant scenery in the midst of an urban area, a real haven of calm resting in the hustle and bustle of city life. Nestled to the rear of the Kingston Youth Centre and just off the busy Beverley Road, the aim of the ‘Pocket Park’ is to provide some peace and tranquility to a world that at times can seem to be nothing but stress.

Centrally located to be easily accessible for those people who live or work within the city centre, the Pocket Park will be a perfect place for workers to come on their lunch break and relax before tackling a busy afternoon.

‘Seed To Feed’ Free Planters

As well as the Pocket Park opening, residents of Hull are also invited to come along and claim a free planter, along with suggestions and guidance on how to grow fruit and vegetables themselves from our resident gardener Frank.

For many people living with no garden, learning how to grow their own food in planters is a great way of healthy eating and saving money too. And it is completely free. This scheme will run on through to November 2016.

For contact information see the Recycling Unlimited website at http://www.recyclingunlimited.org.uk/

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