Canvey Island Wildlife Day 2017

Canvey Island Wildlife Day 2017 Saturday 27 May SEEOG stall at Canvey Island Wildlife Day RSPB West Canvey Marsh, 11:00 – 16:00 Come along to the ‘SEEOG’ (SE Essex Organic Gardeners) stall and learn about the rubbish we can recycle at home or school, to put in a compost heap. Vic and Carole will bring a selection of paper, cardboard, old plants, weeds, vegetable peelings, apple cores, cat and dog fur from brushes, old cotton clothing, old wool, wooden lolly sticks, etc. Also our compost sieving activity, which children really enjoy! … [Read more…]

Southend Little Free Pantry

Sharon met Lara at the Railway Hotel (the Southend Radical Fair) on Saturday who runs ‘The Little Free Pantry’, which is an idea very similar to the Community Fridge concept, except the items are non-perishable goods inside a cupboard. Lara kindly offered to take some SEEOG leaflets to distribute; in return Sharon said we could promote her idea via SEEOG. Sharon said she thought the day went very well, a good opportunity to connect with similar-minded people – and was appreciative of fish and chips and a pint of cider at the end of the day, though! Download flyer (Editor’s Note: the URL shown on the flyer is broken, at the date of writing this. However Southend Little Free Pantry’s Facebook page can be reached via … [Read more…]

Square Foot Gardening

Mel Bartholomew coined the term “square foot gardening” in his 1981 book of the same name. The idea is to divide the growing area into small square sections (typically 12″ square); creating of a small, simple, intensively planted vegetable garden. Peter Marett, a ‘retired’ SEEOG member, long since decamped to Suffolk, has kindly sent us a planting chart and some resource suggestions together with another publication he found on the Internet. Youtube, of course, has loads of videos but the best one he found is detailed on the attached chart at Download Download … [Read more…]