Calendar of Events
- March 24, 2018
- March 25, 2018
- April 16, 2018
This is a last-minute event in solidarity with imprisoned activists trying to defend an ancient woodland (Hambacher Forest) in Germany from RWE coal-mining company.
The Hambacher Forest is situated next to the worlds biggest lignite coal mine in Germany. It is an ancient woodland, millions of years old, and home to many endangered species of animals, birds and plants. It is under constant threat of complete destruction by the mining company RWE, but since 2012 Hambacher Forest has been home to an occupation, a group of activists living in treehouses and tents, resisting RWE.
Recently, during the last cutting season when the forest is most endangered, 9 activists were arrested. 5 have been released, but 4 are still incarcerated.
Some Hambacher residents are currently touring Europe to raise awareness about the struggle, and to write letters of encouragement and solidarity to the prisoners. They will be at Ground in Hull this coming Tuesday 13th March. There will be films and a presentation about the occupation, and letter writing to the Hambi 4. There will be food and great music by the Improvisers Circle and Rave Machine! Donations to try and cover the travel costs welcomed.
See facebook event: https://www.facebook.
and a lot of info etc at hambachforest.org
More than medicine: social prescribing, food growing and healthy cooking At Warehouse 8, Guildhall Road, HU1 1HJ , 2pm –4pm, Tue 27 February
‘Igniting the local food movement and increasing local production’ At the Zoo Café, 80B Newland Avenue, HU5 3AB, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Tue 27 February
These talks are hosted by Hull Sustainable Food City with Chis Walsh, founder member of the Kindling Trust www.kindling.org.uk.
The Trust, based in Manchester and surrounding areas, has been working since 2007 for a just and ecologically sustainable society. Working with communities, farmers, activists and policy makers, the Kindling Trust use food as a catalyst for environmental and social change.
The Kindling Trust have been involved in setting up a range of projects related to sustainable farming including a Farm Start project, Veg Box people, Manchester Veg people, a land army and a social prescribing research project based at an urban horticulture hub that joins up inclusive community gardening with commercial organic food production.
Both talks are free and open to all. See below for details of what each talk will cover
In 2017 the site is also home to an innovative pilot scheme, working with Stockport GP’s to test out the effectiveness of prescribing more than just medicine. Kindling are helping local doctors trial ‘social prescribing’ – referring patients for healthy veg, cookery classes and gentle exercise in the form of gardening, instead of relying solely on medicine – in the hope that this might be a more effective way to alleviate some mild to moderate health conditions.
It feels like a given to all of us that gardening, hanging out with other people and eating fresh food is good for you, but this pilot is aiming to prove it and put it on record. Kindling are testing its impact on a range of wellbeing indicators – blood tests before and at the end of the programme will establish whether there’s been an improvement in blood sugar and cholesterol levels, whilst the rather academically named Warwick-Edingburgh Mental Well-Being Survey (or WEWMBS for short) will evaluate the project’s success in improving mental wellbeing.
At the Zoo Café, 80B Newland Avenue, HU5 3AB, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, 27th of February
Join us to learn about the potential direction Hull’s food system can take, what is happening locally and how you can get involved. There will inspiring talks by the Kindling trust and Frith Farm.
Chris Walsh will be explaining how the Kindling Trust set up a range of projects related to sustainable farming in Greater Manchester including a Farm Start project, Veg Box people, Manchester Veg people, a land army and the positive results this has had on their local food system.
Ben Allwood, director of Frith Farm (www.frithfarming.com), a community supported agriculture scheme on the outskirts of Beverley will be talking about the work of the farm so far, it’s aspirations and the launch of their new trainee grower scheme.
The evening talk will be followed by a discussion and vegetarian food.
To confirm your attendance or more information about Hull Sustainable Food City Contact Bryony MacFadyen, Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership Co-ordinator 07712321413 firstname.lastname@example.org
Room to rent in old terrace cottage near Beverley town centre. £60 per week to include internet access and bills.
Here at Green Gardens we embrace the Permaculture principles, earthcare, people care and fair share.
We have a front room available from the end of March 2018 to October 2018 with the possibility of a longer let. The room has own private entrance with shared living room and kitchen with range fire, small basic loo and shower room.
Large garden with option to join in veggie growing, campfires, shared meals and Time Bank events.
If interested please ring Sally on 07907843778 for more details.
Pickering Road Community Orchard Talk
‘Ribstone Pippin’, ‘Beauty of Bath’, ‘Jonagold’ and ‘Pitmason Pineapple’. These are all varieties of delicious English apples that grow at Hull’s award winning Pickering Road Community Orchard. Come along to an evening at Boulevard Village Hall on Sat 17th February to hear Yvette Grindley tell the story of one of the city’s hidden gems. Hear how the orchard came about and exciting plans for its future. This is a powerpoint presentation with video, followed by questions and answers.
Tea and biscuit refreshment provided. Delicious orchard apple juice sold at £1.50 per bottle. Doors open at 6:30pm for 7pm start. Boulevard Village Hall, 200 Boulevard, HULL, HU3 3EL. FREE entry. All donations go to the orchard. See you there!