Open Days

Sunday 21 August, 2.00 – 5.00pm: Westcliff Land Cultivation Society, Springfield Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, SSO ORA Sunday 21 August: Broad Oak Herbs, Broad Oak Farm, Wadham Park Avenue, Hockley SS5 6AL, midday to about 4.30pm. People can bring a picnic or packed lunch if they want. They will provide refreshments of tea, coffee etc. Sunday 4 September, 11.00am – 4.00pm: Manchester Drive Allotments Society, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3EZ  (opposite Cricketfield Grove) – still in the planning stage but will probably include, bar-b-q, music, allotment tours, bug hunt, how to grow vines for wine, stalls. Saturday 24 September, 2. 00 – 5.00pm: Maike and Gerhard Windhorst, Mount Holly, Castledon Road, Downham, CM11 1LH, with orchard tour and cider-making demonstration included. Event to support national Friends of the Earth to enable them to keep their independence. … [Read more…]

Food for Life Partnership

Dear Colleague, We would like to invite you to our Free Food for Life Partnership all day CPD Event ‘From Plot to Pot – planning what to grow’. This is taking place on Tuesday 11 October 2011 at Walthamstow School for Girls, Church Hill, Walthamstow, London, E17 9RZ. This is a free event for schools professionals to develop a school growing area. An opportunity to plan what to grow in a school garden, from seed sowing to harvest, including vegetables and herbs. Suitable for new school gardeners. This will support schools working towards the Food for Life Partnership Bronze and Silver awards. Numbers for this event are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made via email at: fflp@gardenorganic.org.uk or telephone: 02476 217747. Many thanks Garden Organic Education Team, Wolston Lane, Coventry, CV8 3L

Radio 4: Open Country

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0128fk5#synopsis 1/11. Hay Meadows.  Helen Mark discovers the importance of hay meadows to the UK’s wildlife, and learns why there are now less than four square miles of such areas in the country, with 40% of it in the North Pennines. This is going to be a wonderful educational resource. … [Read more…]

Monday 18 July: Barons Court Infant School & Nursery

Their Nutrition Association Group met recently to discuss attendance.  So far, they have planned to share the context of the school, their journey so far, partnerships and agencies, the children’s experiences and input, evaluations by their community and partners and their next steps. They will share for approximately 45minutes and are happy to answer any questions.

Autumn Plant Fair

Sunday 18 September 2011 10.30 – 4.00 National Plant Collections Specialist nurseries Plant Doctor Garden accessories Home made lunches and teas £6 including entry to Helmingham Hall Gardens Free: 750 bags of bulbs Helmingham Hall IP14 6EF on B1077, 9 miles north of Ipswich www.nccpgsuffolk.org www.helmingham.com Reg. charity 1004009   … [Read more…]