Frith Farm – volunteers welcome
From 1 May 2016 work commenced at Frith Farm, a co-operative farming venture that aims to provide sustainable, local, seasonal, quality organic produce for members of the farm. Frith Farm will be using land at Molescroft Grange Farm, Beverley. For more information see Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/frithfarming/ or contact Ben Allwood on 07521 757 587.
Next meeting of Transition & Permaculture Hull:
- Mon 9 May 2016
- 7.45 pm at Constable St Field
- 8.45 pm at Boulevard Village Hall
Weather permitting, we hope to visit the Constable St Field site, look at the Community Allotment area and discuss plans for its future.
The meeting will continue at the Boulevard Village Hall, for a session where Lausanne reports back items of interest from the Permaculture National Diploma Gathering in Bristol, followed by a general discussion about permaculture, spring growing tasks and food growing.
All welcome. Tea,coffee and biscuits as usual. Ring Lausanne on 07816 141169 for more info. If the weather is awful, go straight to the Hall for 7.45 pm
Hull Harvest Feast-ival Growers’ Network will be running its first skill share on
Thu 12 May 2016 – meet 6.15 pm at TimeBank Office, The Community Enterprise Centre, Cottingham Rd, Hull, HU5 2DH
The skillshare will take place on the TimeBank allotment plot off Newland Avenue. It will provide a chance to share skills and meet up with other people interested in growing food. This first session will focus on planning your growing plot, ground preparation and sowing seeds. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. For more information email email@example.com or call TimeBank on 01482 427647
Growers’ Network Website : http://www.hullharvestfeast-ival.org.uk/
Volunteer Sessions at Constable Street Field Community Allotment
All members of Transition & Permaculture Hull are invited to join regular volunteering sessions at Constable St Field to help develop the Community Allotment, starting in April 2016 and continuing during the growing season.
The sessions will be on a Saturday at 12 noon at Constable St Field, Constable St, Hull HU3 3DF
Please come along and lend a hand if you can, there is lots to be done. Tools will be provided, but you might want to bring your own gloves, and wear boots as it may be muddy.
Lausanne Tranter is happy for anyone interested to give her a ring on 07816 141169 and find out more, for example what the main tasks will be on any particualr week.
Anyone who might be able to come along to Lausanne’s house at 11.30 am to help her carry stuff to the site should give her a ring.
At the AGM in April 2016 we formally merged Transition Hull and the Hull Permaculture Network, and adopted the new name
Transition & Permaculture Hull
We identified the areas which will need to be addressed as a result of the merger. We hope to adopt the existing transition constitution for the merged body and to continue with the existing Cooperative community bank account. We will need a new logo and will review our website, social media and leaflets in due course.
The Growers Network and Feast-ival 2016 Launch : Thursday 28 April
The ‘Harvest Feast-ival Growers’ Network’ is being launched on the 28th April. Come to see guest speakers:
- Dr Gwen Egginton of Green Growers, Nafferton – talking about the fascinating world of soil life and composting;
- Rooted in Hull – a revolution in city farming;
- Frith Farm – exciting NEW community supported agriculture project in Molescroft, Beverley.
The launch event will be taking place at 6:30 – 8:30pm on Thursday 28th April at the Punch Hotel, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Lane, Hull, HU1 3RA. Bring food to share.
The April meeting of Transition Hull and Hull Permaculture Network will begin at 7.15 pm on Mon 11 April 2016 and will start with a Seed Swap, be followed by the AGM and end with a Bring and Share supper. Boulevard Village Hall, Boulevard, Hull HU3 3EJ
7.15 pm Seed Swap – Everybody is welcome to come along to the Seed Swap without necessarily staying on for the AGM. Please bring any surplus seeds, it doesn’t matter if they are ones you have collected or ones you have bought. We will provide small envelopes for people to take seeds away.
8.00 pm Annual General Meeting – Everyone on the Transition Hull and the Hull Permaculture Mailing Lists is invited to come along. The formal part of the meeting will present the audited accounts and a review of the activities of 2015. There will be a discussion about plans for the coming year, and we would be pleased to see new and long-standing members and hear their suggestions and ideas.
A copy of the agenda can be viewed or printed here AGMagenda
A copy of the previous AGM minutes can be viewed or printed here TransAGM15MIns
A copy of the Review of 2015 can be viewed or printed here Whatwedid2015
Printed copies of the agenda, minutes and review will be available at the meeting. If you have any queries, or wish to give your apologies, please contact Jenny on 845356
9.00 pm Bring & Share Supper – All contributions to the buffet are welcome, and it’s amazing what a nice mix of food we end up with.