Sunday 19 March will be the Spring Equinox “celebration”, where we plan to do a lot of communal gardening on the Weald Community allotment, including constructing three new wooden compost bins, preparing some new fencing and more raised beds. There will be a wide variety of seeds to sow inside and outside the greenhouse. There will be a picnic and maybe a BBQ. But first of all, for 20 minutes or so, we will complete the AGM elections with a quorum of 15 of us to select our new chairperson.
Please join us for our AGM, followed by a talk by Vera Zakharov of the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.
The problem of food waste is looming large in the UK, and efforts to tackle it make for slow progress. Meanwhile, food poverty is on the rise, and many people are keen to solve one problem with the other.
Who or what is the real driver for our nation’s yearly 13 million tonnes of waste? And can individuals actually make a difference? Learn about the causes of food waste across the food chain and fantastic interventions taking place along the way, including inspiring community projects right here in Brighton & Hove.
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Another beautiful autumn day heralded a delightful Seed saving session, work day on the allotment with many chard seedlings planted out and ending with a relaxing Picnic, BBQ and conversations that talked the sun down out of the sky.
Once again there were about 30 of us on the organic community allotment, with five children including baby Eve, the daughter of Su and Justin, who at 9 weeks old is our youngest daughter of the soil. She is as relaxed as her parents being able to sleep most nights! Wow ,what a strong case for growing and eating organic food.
The pictures tell the story , a picnic to match any community picnic with new and old members coming together after the summer holidays.
About a dozen of us visited
Barcombe Organics, Mill Lane, Barcombe
for a couple of hours on Saturday morning 6th August. It was a beautiful English summer’s day with an opportunity to see how organic gardening was done on a 10-acre farm , much of which was under polytunnels. It was a delight to see how the soil was so fertile and springy through the use of effective rotation of crops, green manures, and home made compost while avoiding any compacting, Somehow there were no slugs! We learnt how over 400 organic veggie boxed were sold each week; it’s not surprising with such fabulous and varied crops grown.
After wonderful hospitality, tea and cakes we retreated to Carolin’s smallholding to enjoy a picnic in the shady woods. We paid homage to the wildlife pond, the trusty steed, and the three rare breed pigs while enjoying some of Sussex’s finest countryside and delightful hospitality. Eat your hearts out if you did not make it, you missed a day to remember.