‘Nature Reserves – Our Last Sanctuaries’

‘Nature Reserves – Our Last Sanctuaries’ presented by Graham Mee, Group Leader, South East Essex RSPB Local Group Download Poster The speaker starts at 8.00pm. VENUE: Cheryl Centre, Growing Together Gardens, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG Please park in Prittlewell Chase and use the Fairfax Drive entrance. For a Google Map and Directions to the location; please follow this link. ADMISSION PRICE: Non-members £2.00 – everybody is welcome! EVENT CONTACT DETAILS: Carole Shorney (e-mail) 01702 201914   … [Read more…]

Still Pioneering: Food, Farming and the Peckham Experiment

In 1926, two Doctors in south London set up the Pioneer Health Centre, a unique health centre which placed good nutrition, organic food, social interaction and self-direction at its heart. Recognising that good health rested on much more than simply an absence of disease, the Peckham Experiment – as the Centre soon became known – remains a highly relevant and compelling example of the benefits of linking food, farming and health care provision. This talk by Kate McGeevor, Trustee and Secretary of the Pioneer Health Foundation, will discuss the unique approach employed by the Pioneer Health Centre and what we can still learn from its findings over 80 years later. Kate will give an overview of the Pioneer Health Centre and then talk more specifically about the food/farming aspect and the relevance to the present day. www.thephf.org The speaker starts at 8.00pm. VENUE: Cheryl Centre, Growing Together Gardens, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG Please park in Prittlewell Chase and use the Fairfax Drive entrance. For a Google Map and Directions to the location; please follow this link. ADMISSION PRICE: Non-members £2.00 – everybody is welcome! EVENT CONTACT DETAILS: Carole Shorney (e-mail) 01702 201914   … [Read more…]