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Transition & Permaculture Hull is now a project member of the Permaculture Association. https://www.permaculture.org.uk/
Four people from Transition & Permaculture Hull attended the Permaculture Convention, joining 300 other people, at the beginning of September.
One outcome is that links have been made with permaculture enthusiasts in York, and some informal joint activities are planned.
The next meeting of Transition & Permaculture Hull, which will take place on Mon 10 October (7.45 pm Boulevard Village Hall), will feature a feedback session in which those who attended will talk about what they found particularly interesting or inspiring about the convergence, and will report back on the projects which impressed them most.
There will be an opportunity to learn more about permaculture at the two-day Introduction to Permaculture course being run in Hull on Sat 8 and Sun 9 October 2016. For more information on this course contact Lausanne on 07816 141169. Further details about the course will be posted on the website and mailing list shortly.
The 1st European Mutual Aid Network Summit 2016
This be taking place in Hull between 5th and 10th of September. The aim of the week-long summit is to bring people together to learn, share skills and look at ways of strengthening and empowering communities through building alternative economies. Information about the Mutual Aid Summit and the registration link can be found here: http://bit.ly/2bYC3aJ and the timetable for the event here: http://bit.ly/2bCpNZN
The summit has been organised by http://www.timebankhullandeastriding.co.uk/index.html
As part of the summit, Hull Growers’ Network will be hosting several events:
Thur 8 Sept 12 – 5 pm – Skillshare event @ the Down-to-Earth Herb Garden Everyone is welcome to come and learn about building raised beds using railway sleepers. The Herb Garden is near the University, off Salmon Grove, Hull HU6 7XS
Fri 9 Sept 2 – 4 pm – Mapping & tools @ the Hive (Community Enterprise Centre)
Learn about mapping for food growing from the experience of the Madison mutual aid pilot site. Discuss how mapping tools can help Hull Growers’ Network to increase local food production.
Sat 10 Sept 10.30 til late @ Frith Farm, Beverley, HU17 9FS Outdoor event :
- 10.30 – 12.30 Discussion forum on mutual aid in local food growing, or free discussion space
- 1.30 – 3.30 Hull Harvest Feastival event planning, or free discussion space.
- 4 pm Tour of Frith Farm and discussion about sustainable farming techniques.
- 5 pm Food and campfire.
Hull Growers Network is at http://www.growersnetwork.org.uk/ and this year’s Hull Harvest Feastival will be on Sat 1 Oct 2016
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.
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.