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.
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.
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
Orgainsed by Faith in Fairtrade Hull
The main Green Networking Event of the Year in Hull and East Riding
Thursday 24th October 2019, 8.15 pm
All you can eat Cajun & Caribbean cuisine
A get together for members and supporters with the aim of raising election fighting funds
You can reserve via eventbrite . All seats must be reserved in advance and there limited numbers so please book now. Please include details of any dietary requirements or allergies when booking.
Tickets are £22/£17 waged/unwaged. Hitchcock’s has a fully licensed bar but is happy for you to bring your own wine or beer for a small corkage charge.
As most of you will probably know, there is to be a GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE on Fri 20 September 2019, with a planned week of action and a further strike on Fri 27 Sept 2019
Building on the monthly school strikes, the September event encourages people of all ages to take part, protesting the lack of action on the climate crisis and for an end to the use of fossil fuels.
In Hull, the local school strikers will be leading the local protest, at 11am in Queens Gardens. https://ukscn.org/events/general-strike-for-climate-hull/
We know that lots of you belong to organisations that are taking part in the action, such as Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Campaign for Rural England, Extinction Rebellion, and so on. We haven’t organised a Transition & Permaculture Hull specific contribution, but I’m passing on the following message from TimeBank, relating to Steve Elliott, an artist who did a wonderful climate change dragon for us in the early days of Transition Hull.
Steve Elliott of Iota Visual Arts is going to be supporting the Global Strike for Climate in Hull on 20 September (Queens Gardens from 11am). He is painting the back of the Timebank banner with the messages “Grow more Trees” and “Stop using insecticides” and would like to invite others to join him in the demonstration with their own messages on placards etc. Anyone wanting to hook up with Steve contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition & Permaculture Hull has received the following invitation to visit the Down to Earth Plot and take part in their small mammal survey. The Plot covers several allotments on the Newland site, has mature trees and a tree nursery, growing areas for fruit, veg and herbs, a wildflower area, and various other habitats. Previously developed and maintained by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Hull Friends of the Earth, Down to Earth Hull have taken it on with the aim of promoting an appreciation and understanding of plants and the environment.
Small Mammal Survey at ‘The Plot’
9.30 am to 11 am Sunday 15 September 2019
In September Down to Earth Hull will be doing a survey at The Plot to see which small mammal species (possibly voles, wood mice and shrews) might be living there in the various habitats we’ve created. The survey involves setting special live traps which capture the animals humanely and are stocked with bedding and food for their ‘stay’. Members of Transition & Permaculture Hull are invited to come along to join us as we open the traps on 15th September to see which species have been caught. (Please note that no dogs are permitted at the event.) As part of the activity there will be a site tour and light refreshments on offer.
Please use the contact form on the T&P Hull website to let us know if you would like to attend.
Pickering Road Community Orchard has a good crop of apples this year and members of the public can come and harvest 2 Kilograms if they donate £2 to the orchard.