Youth allotment at Edensand Road, Hull

Young people involved in the Youth in Nature initiative in Hull have designed and developed an allotment at Edensand Road in the Hawthorne Ave area. The allotment has been developed on no-dig and companion-planting principles.

This year the allotment was nominated for an RHS School Gardening Team of the Year award, reached the final and achieved a Runners Up award. The following info is from the RHS website:

Young people in the Youth in Nature group live in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. Together, they have established a growing space at a local allotment site, with the young people designing and developing the area themselves. They regularly take part in community events, such as the Hull Harvest Festival and family fun days, where they share their plant knowledge with others and show how gardening can benefit the natural environment. The local council has been so impressed by their hard work, that they have awarded Youth in Nature three more allotment plots to work on.


Youth in Nature is a collaborative initiative between Yorkshire Wildllife Trust and  Probe and Child Dynamix

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Waterline Summit on Climate Change

The Waterline Summit was held in Hull on 28 Nov 2019 at the Bonus Arena and brought  together businesses, campaigners, community groups, colleges and schools to showcase how the world’s greatest threat is also the Humber’s biggest opportunity.

The Waterline campaign, launched by Marketing Humber and the University of Hull,  has brought partners together from the worlds of industry, academia and research &  development to pioneer decarbonisation solutions.

The two news items below give a flavour of the Waterline Summit

Lucie’s climate change plea to Waterline Summit delegates

Summit showcases region’s response to climate crisis
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Living with Water Household Flooding Survey in Haltemprice, East Riding

The Environment and Energy Institute in the University of Hull is conducting a survey to ask residents if they have been affected flooding, what they know about flooding and their main concerns. All responses are anonymous. The aims of the survey are to help Living with Water (a partnership between Hull City Council, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and East Riding of Yorkshire Council) improve awareness of flood protection measures, provide new solutions, and help make people safer.

Last year they conducted the survey in parts of Hull and are now conducting a survey of residents in Haltemprice (Cottingham North & South, Hessle, Tranby, Willerby and Kirk Ella). If you live in these areas you are invited to complete the survey:

Please address questions to Sam Ramsden, Research Assistant – Living with Water, Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull. 07887 364381

Yorkshire Council information on preparing for floods:

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Celebrate 10 years of Transition & Permaculture Hull

10 Years of Transition & Permaculture Hull

It’s 10 years this month since we became an official Transition Initiative and we have been active ever since, hoping to raise awareness of environmental challenges and possible solutions. Some of us are getting together to  celebrate the 10th anniversary of Transition & Permaculture Hull by having a meal together on Mon 25 Nov at Larkins Bar, Newland Ave, Hull HU5 3AE. Anyone wishing to join us should please ring Jenny on 845356.

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Friends of Constable St Field AGM 2019

 All are welcome to attend the Friends of Constable Street Field AGM,  particularly volunteers and supporters of Constable Community Allotment.

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Bite the Biscuit Autumn 2019

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Christmas Crafts, Sat 16 Nov 2019

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Butterfly City

The Butterfly City project in Hull, championed by Emma Hardy, MP for West Hull and Hessle, aims to raise public awareness and give everyone – from individuals to institutions – a chance to make a difference in a practical way.

The Brimstone butterfly Gonopteryx rhamni reproduces by means of caterpillars which feed on Alder Buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula, and the project aims to increase the numbers of the butterfly by increasing the amount of Alder Buckthorn in the area.

1,000 whips of Alder Buckthorn are to be made available to the public for planting. These have been grown locally at Mires Beck nursery and funded by Hull City Council. A further 2,000 will be planted as part of HEYwoods Northern Forest commitments. A downloadable leaflet with planting and care instructions, as well as tips on spotting the caterpillars when they arrive, has been produced by designers at The Deep in conjunction with the local Butterfly Conservation recorder. The planting week is scheduled to begin on 23 November 2019. 

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One Hull of a Forest

One Hull of a Forest

One Hull of a Forest is a new project whose main aim is to plant trees, involving schools and businesses and the general public, to help increase the woodland cover in Hull and the East Riding.The project is linked to the HEYwoods strategy group, with a target to plant 1.2 million trees over the coming years, as part of the Northern Forest Initiative. It hopes to put Hull on the map as one of the greenest cities in the north of England.

The project is managed by the ‘Plant a Tree Today’ Foundation (PATT Foundation) and the following link provides more info. They are looking for involvement in lots of ways and the link has a contact form where you can leave your details to find out more.

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Fairtrade Autumn Feast Mon 11 Nov 2019

Fairtrade Autumn Feast 2019

Mon 11 Nov  5pm to 7.30 pm, The Annex, Community Enterprise Centre, Cottingham Rd, Hull HU5 2DH. (Parking via Ventnor St off Newland Ave)

  • Stalls selling Fairtrade Chrstmas Gifts and Food
  • Fairtrade Update
  • Hot food, cakes and sweet treats
  • Come for whole or part of the evening
  • Entry free, donations for food welcome

5pm to 6pm shopping & food

6pm to 6.30pm latest news sharing

6.30pm to 7.30pm shopping & food

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Orgainsed by Faith in Fairtrade Hull

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