Talks: ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ and ‘Wormeries and Organic Gardening’

‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ and the activities of the Waste Buster Volunteers, presented by AlistairBrudenell, PLUS ‘Wormeries & Organic Gardening’ presented by Jacqueline Wass. Please feel free to bring a few festive cakes along if you wish! The speakers start at 8.00pm. VENUE: 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 wastebusters.wordpress.com Across the globe, we waste a third of all of our food. In the UK, this amounts to 16 million tonnes of food waste every year – with 40% going into landfill. Emma Marsh, from Love Food, Hate Waste, says that small changes in buying habits could make a huge difference. BBC Radio 4, 22 August     … [Read more…]

Farmers’ Markets 2011

Leigh-on-Sea: at Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road: Saturday 28 May, Friday 24 June, Friday 22 July, Friday 26 August, Saturday 24 September, Friday 28 October, Saturday 19 November, Saturday 17 December, 09:00 – 12:00 Rochford: in the WI Hall, Market Square on (Saturday) 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 09:30–12:20 … [Read more…]

Talk: Essex Bees! Home is where the hive is!

Essex Bees!  Home is where the hive is! Essex Bees is a small family concern run by three Essex boys. They originally started keeping bees for the honey but have since realised that without honey bees it’s not just the honey that we won’t be able to have on our tables at mealtimes. Without wishing to sound alarmist, the honey bee is in trouble and needs all the help it can get. www.essexbees.co.uk The speaker starts at 8.00pm. VENUE: 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…]

Full Permaculture Design Course at Growing Together, Westcliff on Sea, Spring 2011

Announcing a full Permaculture Design Course to be held in Westcliff on Sea this Spring. The full 72 hour Permaculture Design Course is a vital stage in the development of understanding of permaculture ethics, principles, design processes and implementation techniques providing essential skills for the post-peak oil world. Held over 5 weekends at a venue less than an hour from central London, we will be running this course in partnership with Southend in Transition, Milton Community Partnership and Growing Together Dates: 7 – 8 May 21 – 22 May 4 – 5 June 18 – 19 June 2 – 3 July Times: 10 am – 6 pm, with optional additional sessions and/or social events on the Saturday evenings Accomodation: options for attendees from outside of the Southend area are available, more details to follow Cost: £450 – £300 depending on income, some concessionary places available, please enquire to Milton Community Partnership (see below) £50 secures a place Led by: Graham Burnett and guest tutors Full course details here For enquiries and bookings contact Milton Community Partnership or tel 01702 213264 Please note that booking of places for this course is NOT through Spiralseed, please contact the MCP directly, thanks … [Read more…]