Orchard May Day 2018

Pickering Road Community Orchard invites you to its May Day Celebration on Mon 7 May at 12 noon. There will be maypole dancing, Duncan the hobby horse and the Raving Mae Morris Dancers. Entry is free, there will be refreshments available and you are welcome to bring a picnic. The orchard is at the end of Cranberrry Way, Hull HU4 7AQ but please park on Pickering Road as Cranberry Way is very narrow.

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Build a Roundhouse from Sat 28 April 2018

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‘Summertime Greens’ Gardening Course from 2 May 2018

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Funding for community food projects

£200 seed fund available for community food activities in Hull

There is a small pot of money to pilot community food activities in Hull as part of the Sustainable Food City work – see below for more info. If you have any questions please get in touch with Bryony MacFadyen, Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership Co-ordinator, T: 07712321413, E:bmacfadyen@goodwintrust.org

Hull Food Partnership – Seed funding

The Hull Food Partnership Steering group has a small amount of funding from the Hull City Council Healthier Lifestyles team to support pilot activities which increase access to healthy and sustainable food across the city. 10 groups will be awarded up to £200 to deliver pilot activities in 2018.

Does your group or organisation have an idea that will get food out in communities’? We are looking for creative ideas that enable people to try healthy and sustainable food in public. This might be something like running an outdoor cooking event, setting up a market stall with local produce, or inviting members of your community to a lunch made from food that would otherwise gone to waste. Your pilot project will be directly contributing to the Sustainable Food Cities Award. For more information about the award see: http://sustainablefoodcities.org/awards

Please contact bmacfadyen@goodwintrust.org for an application form. There are two cut off dates for applying, with 5 pilot activities chosen at each date.

Spring cut-off date: Friday 27th of April 2018     

Summer cut-off date: Friday 27th of July 2018

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Transition & Permaculture Hull AGM 2018

 Annual General Meeting 

is being held on Mon 16 April 2018, 7.45pm

at Lonsdale Community Centre, 8 Lonsdale Street, Hull, HU3 6PA

To get to Lonsdale, see http://www.lonsdalecc.org.uk/contactus.html for directions and parking.

The business of the AGM usually takes less than an hour, after which we have a Bring and Share Supper. 

AGM Agenda

1.          Notice of imminent events
2.          Minutes of last AGM and matters arising
3.          Accounts to 31 Jan 2018 and appointment of auditor for next year
4.          Review of last year (‘What we did in 2017’)
5.          Officers for next year          
6.          Plans for next year
7.          Any other business

The Minutes of the 2017 AGM are available TransAGM17MIns and the Review of 2017 is available Whatwedid2017 . Paper copies of all agenda items will be available at the meeting.

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Cohousing for over 50s in Cottingham

A small group of people is looking to explore the possibility of a cohousing development for the over 50s in the Cottingham area. It is envisaged that individuals would purchase their own homes, which would be built to passive house standards, re-using rain water, using solar energy and heat pumps, etc. There would be some communal facilities, the opportunity to eat together perhaps twice a week, and possibly communal veg growing.

The group has the responsibility to find the land, buy the land, arrange all aspects of the build, and members need to commit to an on-going share in the work needed to keep the group vibrant and thriving. There is guidance available but the management of the project is down to the group. There is no financial help to buy the homes, but architect fees and legal fees etc. may be covered.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has made £4,000 available for the stage 1 exploratory phase, and if you are interested in becoming part of this small group please contact Margaret on 841303.

For an overview of co-housing in the UK see  https://cohousing.org.uk/

If you are interested in cohousing but this scheme for the over 50s in Cottingham is not for you, and you want to explore setting up a different scheme in East Yorkshire, Government money for community-led housing in East Yorkshire is available through East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  For more information contact Matt Lewer, principal housing policy and development officer, matt.lewer@eastriding.gov.uk, 396113

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Willow Weaving 24-25 March 2018

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Hambacher Forest Solidarity Event, Tue 13 March, Hull

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.com/events/343464759491176/

and a lot of info etc at hambachforest.org

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Fermenting Workshop Mon 12 March

Please book a place on the Fermenting Workshop by ringing 07816 141169 as places are limited

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Green Woodworking Workshops March 2018

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