South East Essex Seed Swap, alongside Potato Day

Saturday 25 February 10:00 – 14:00   Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 9AG (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase)   Bring your seeds! Swap, sell or donate! Get surprised by new and old varieties! Preserve diversity!   Questions? Call Kamil 07411 457 259!   Admission FREE ! Delicious refreshments and much more! … [Read more…]

Wassailing at St Laurence Orchard: Sunday 5 February, 13:30 – 15:00

Doing our ‘bit’ to help Trust Links, where we hold our meetings and events….. Come and wake the trees up for the Spring at the historic St Laurence Orchard, located on the corner of Eastwoodbury Lane and St Laurence Way, Southend-on-Sea. Sample the spiced apple juice, join in the traditional folk music and celebrate the new year in style! Free entry Donations to local charity Trust Links welcome. http://www.trustlinks.org/donate Trust Links manage St Laurence Orchard throughout the year for the benefit of wildlife and local people. http://www.trustlinks.org/donate … [Read more…]

Rochford Farmers Market, organised by Rochford Parish Council

With thanks to everyone at Rochford Parish Council for organising such a lovely market this morning, 3 December. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month (except January), in the WI Hall, West Street, Rochford, from 09:30 to 12:00. Parking is available in Back Lane Car Park. Dates for the first half of 2017: 4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June and 1 July   … [Read more…]

Leigh-on-Sea Farmers’ Market

  Christmas Prize Draw Last month they gave out 43 tickets for the Prize Draw and will continue to give them out at this week’s market (Friday 18 November) and at the December market (Saturday 17 December) until 10am, with proceeds going to the Chairman’s Charity, which is the Fishermen’s Mission. The draw will be held at 10.30 on Saturday 17 December 2016. 9 am to 12 noon February to November; December at 8.30 Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SP Dates for 2017 The full list of 2017 dates is as follows: Friday             17/02/2017 Friday             17/03/2017 Friday             21/04/2017 Friday             19/05/2017 Friday             16/06/2017 Friday             21/07/2017 Friday             18/08/2017 Friday             15/09/2017 Friday             20/10/2017 Friday             17/11/2017 Saturday        02/12/2017 Craft Market Saturday        23/12/2017 (8.30 start) … [Read more…]

Pesticide-Free Towns Conference: Friday 18 November, Brighton

The event is in Brighton on Friday 18th November, a full day for free. The conference will host a range of speakers covering topics including: Human health effects of pesticides Environmental effects of pesticides Case studies of other towns that have gone pesticide-free Information on alternatives and cost implications The advantages of going pesticide-free for the council and for the community The idea is to inspire councillors and officers that pesticide-free is possible. Event Details: Address:The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YD Date:     18th November 2016 Time:     9.30–17.00 Price:    Free to attend Lunch will be provided For more information, please contact PAN UK, either by phone on 01273964230 or via email contact Natasha at pesticide-free@pan-uk.org . For more information, visit http://www.pan-uk.org … [Read more…]