Permaculture course in Hull Oct 2016


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Frack Free Parade, Driffield


And just in case you need convincing fracking is not a great idea, see

Australia: Victoria state bans fracking

USA: Oklahoma orders shutdown of 35 wells after earthquake

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Permaculture Update


Transition & Permaculture Hull is now a project member of the Permaculture Association

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.

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Hull Harvest Feastival 2016

Harvest Feast16

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Mutual Aid Network Summit in Hull

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:  and the timetable for the event here:

The summit has been organised by TimeBank Hull & East Riding 


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 and this year’s Hull Harvest Feastival will be on Sat 1 Oct 2016

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Pickering Orchard Harvest Dates


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Rainbow Garden Award

Congratulations to the Rainbow Community Garden!

The Rainbow Community Garden is at the end of Levisham Close, off Endike Lane, North Hull ( ) and it has once again been awarded The Green Flag.

The Rainbow Garden was a forgotten neglected piece of land until a group of residents and young people cleared it and began planting it up. The garden officially opened in October 1998. They grow native trees and plants to encourage wildlife, and have lots of vegetables, salad, and herbs growing, which are shared with local residents.

As well as volunteers, users of the garden include Social Services, Schools and Youth Justice. During the school holidays they hold various family activities including arts and crafts and multicultural days. They offer advice on “growing your own” and are willing to share seeds, cuttings etc. Awards they have gained in the past include various Hull in Bloom Awards (Best Community Group) and Best Contribution to Wildlife.

Recently the co-ordinators of the Rainbow Garden have acquired extra land, which is being used to grow fruit and vegetables, and they could do with more volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer can visit the garden from 10 am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information about the garden, see the City of Culture Case Study at or contact Jeannie Webster,  01482 852081

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Visit to Green Growers, Nafferton


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.

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Constable Allotment Open Day Sat 13 Aug


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Constable Fun Day Wed 10 Aug


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