Constable Community Allotment AGM Sat 12 June 2021

Constable Community Allotment’s Annual General Meeting 2021

Saturday 12 June 2021, at 12.00 midday at the allotment, Constable Street, Hull HU3 3DF

For more info or to give your apologies please contact Lausanne on 7816 141169

https://www.facebook.com/constableallotment/

http://www.constableallotment.org.uk/

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T&P Hull Get-together Tues 8 June 2021

After suspending its meetings throughout the covid outbreak, Transition & Permaculture Hull is now planning to meet again, initially outside in the fresh air at Constable Community Allotment. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday 8 June in the early evening. Come along between 6.30 and 7 pm and join us for a couple of hours. It will be an informal event with plenty of chance to chat, and the opportunity to help out with tasks on the allotment if you wish.

If you haven’t had time to eat beforehand please feel free to bring your tea. Please bring a flask if you want a hot drink. Come prepared for the weather as there is limited shelter if it rains. All visitors and volunteers at the allotment are being asked to provide a name and contact number, and to adhere to social distance guidelines. For location see http://www.constableallotment.org.uk/  For more information about the meeting or the allotment please contact Lausanne on 07816 141169

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Green Gardens, Beverley, Sat 5 June 2021

Green Gardens in Beverley (a site run along permaculture lines, which Transition & Permaculture Hull has visited several times) is having a get-together on Sat 5 June between 4 pm and 7 pm. People are invited to come along and meet like-minded people at a socially-distanced event in the fresh air, and look round the site. There will be 60’s music and people will be bringing their own picnics. If you would like to come along, please contact Sally to let her know, as numbers may need to be limited. She can also give you directions to the site if you have not been before. She may be contacted by phone on 079078 43778

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Green Fair Sat 29 May 2021

Hull Friends of the Earth’s  Green Fair  takes place

Sat 29 May 2021, 10 am to 3.30 pm

Cottingham Civic Hall, Market Place, Cottingham HU16 5QG

Transition & Permaculture Hull will be having a stall and there will be other local green groups, local crafts, eco products, and a raffle. You’ll be expected to wear a mask and sanitise at the door, and if it’s busy you may have to queue. Entrance is free.

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Constable Community Allotment re-opening

Constable Community Allotment will be opening to the public again from Sat 22 May 2021. Visitors should comply with social distancing guidelines. The opening hours will be 12 midday to 2pm on Sat 22 May, and visitors and volunteers will need to provide names and a phone contact for track and trace purposes.

Subsequent opening days and times may vary and can be checked by contacting Lausanne on 7816 141169.

If you would like to become a new volunteer at the allotment, and would like more information and to ask questions, Lausanne will be pleased to speak to you.

The date for Constable Community Allotment’s Annual General Meeting will be Saturday 12 June 2021, at 12.00 midday, and the meeting will take place at the allotment, Constable Street, Hull HU3 3DF

https://www.facebook.com/constableallotment/

http://www.constableallotment.org.uk/

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Hull Growers Handbook 2021

If you’re looking for specific information about what to sow and grow in Hull, download the Growers_Handbook_2021, newly updated for 2021.

This handbook is for people in Hull or East Yorkshire with an interest in
locally-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs. The information in it is updated
every year and is available as a PDF download from various websites. Produced by Hull Growers Network (growersnetwork.org.uk) in collaboration with Hull Food Partnership (hullfoodpartnership.org.uk) the booklet is aimed at new or amateur growers, and families with children interested in growing their own food. There are guides on which
vegetables to try growing as a beginner and when to sow. It gives advice on
buying gardening tools and is also a directory of community gardening sites
in Hull that can be contacted. While it is not intended to be an exhaustive
instruction manual on how to grow veg, it can point you towards gardens, allotments and people in and near Hull that can provide examples of how to do things successfully. Many people prefer to learn by doing, so here you will find local sites demonstrating different techniques. As a new gardener learning how to grow, the amount of information available can be overwhelming, especially on the Internet. Information found online may not always be applicable to our local climate and soil so the information in this booklet has been selected with the growing conditions of Hull and East Yorkshire in mind.

View or download the pdf file here Growers_handbook_2021

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Transition videos of the What Next? summit

The Transition Network is currently running a ‘What Next? summit, comprising a number of zoom sessions over three weeks. The recordings of the first week’s sessions are now available on YouTube and the links are below.

Summit Opening – Blizzard of Stories

After the poem that opens the session there are accounts of a number of inspiring projects, some based in the UK, some further afield, introduced by Rob Hopkins

CLICK LINK TO WATCH: https://youtu.be/8VhDusGeTCg

Making Sense of the Climate Emergency

Four speakers with different perspectives on the climate emergency – Sam Knights of Extinction Rebellion, Lola Fayokun of the Youth Climate Movement, Michael Mann author of The New Climate War, and Anna Bullen of the Centre for Alternative Technology which produced the Zero Carbon Britain Reports

CLICK LINK TO WATCH: https://youtu.be/8y7tZXsuTgA

What is breaking through as the current food system is breaking down?

Prof Tim Lang, Prof of Food Policy at City University, and Julie Brown, Dee Woods and Pam Warhurst who all have various backgrounds in community growing, offer brief presentations and contribute to the discussion.

CLICK LINK TO WATCH: https://youtu.be/t7gAg0Q4aiM

Should you want to participate in any of the remaining zoom sessions go to https://transition-bounceforward.org/  for information

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Swap your seeds during 17 Feb to 17 March 2021

It’s not a Seed Swap – it’s a Seed Amnesty! 
It wasn’t possible to go ahead with a Seed Swap this spring, so th eSeed Amnesty is an opportunity for you to share seeds you have collected, but with no knowledge of who will receive them. How you bag up and label seeds is up to you (you might want to use this as an opportunity to promote your projects) but at the very least please indicate what type of seeds they are and where they came from.

This will take place for one month from 17th February to 17th March 2021 at Rooted in Hull urban farm and shop (St Peter Street, Hull, HU9 1AA – next to Royal Mail.)

PLEASE NOTE: People will only be able to drop off and collect seeds on the following specific days each week:

  • Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

This means people will be coming and going on different days/times, this is intentional.

People SHOULD NOT arrange to meet one another at Rooted. This is essential as in order to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions we cannot have too many people on site at the same time, this is to protect your health and that of the wider community across Hull.

As this will work along a lucky dip idea, we can’t guarantee what seeds (if any) will be available at any given time. After 17th March, any leftover seeds will go to people buying veg/plants from Rooted.

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Some free online events in January 2021

Mon 18 January 7.30 pm: Online screening of Burned

Biofuelwatch and Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon host an online screening of the award-winning documentary “Burned: are trees the new coal?” which reveals the shocking destruction of our forests for fuel and highlights how we can take action to protect forests from tree burning in UK power stations. With special guest speakers. Everyone is welcome! You can sign up for free here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-screening-of-burned-are-trees-the-new-coal-with-speakers-and-qa-tickets-133232428781

Thu 21 – Fri 22 January: Importance of Trees for people & planet

Join the Schumacher Institute for their New Year conference on the importance of trees. Open invitation for organisations, individuals and businesses who want to explore and make links between tree planting and the protection of biodiversity and livelihoods, climate justice and carbon debt. For more information and to book a place:  https://helmtickets.com/events/6486/tree-circles—the-importance-of-trees-for-people-and-planet-a-two-session-online-conference

Tues 26 January, 7.00 pm: Farming with trees

This virtual workshop, hosted by CFE (Championing the Farmed Environment) in partnership with the Woodland Trust and Tyne Rivers Trust, will look at how trees can be integrated into agricultural farm systems. The event will focus on the economic, environmental and practical benefits of having more trees. 7.00pm – 8.00pm followed by questions and discussion. For more information and to book a free place:  https://www.cfeonline.org.uk/our-work/events/cfe-virtual-workshop-farming-with-trees-tuesday-26th-january-2021/

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‘Welcome the Wildlife’ course for 2021

This online course looks at creating wildlife gardens over a series of 3 sessions, starting Fri 24 Feb 2021, from 2.15 to 4.15 pm, ending 10 Mar 2021. The cost is £19.20.  To register call the WEA on 0300 303 3464 or visit wea.org.uk

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