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Spring in the Air: Sowing and Growing Talk with Ruth Urbanowicz.
Thursday 19th April, 7.30-9pm at Phoenix Community Centre.
Ruth will share the ABC’s of easy veg growing in gardens, plots or containers and explain how to give our veg the best growing conditions possible. This will include: what they need, how to protect them from pests & diseases, crop rotation, composting, companions and soil care.
Urban Organic Gardening Course: Transplanting Seedlings
Saturday 21st April, 2-4pm at Phoenix Community Centre & Garden
Following on from Ruth’s seed sowing session in March, attendees will learn how to prick out and pot on. Everyone will be able to take home a tomato seedling! Seaweed meal and potassium will also be available to buy.
Free to BHOGG members and local residents; £3 to non-members (or join for £10/£5).
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Sunday 25th March 11am, BHOGG Plot at the Weald allotments
We are planning to do some communal gardening first of all from 11 am and then to share some food together by 12- 30, giving us a chance to socialise and get to know each other. Spring is one of the busiest times of the year anticipating the season ahead so we will need to do some serious gardening first.
For the picnic we hope to bring along something hot ( eg past or soup) for all to share, but please bring along something for yourself and others to share. We have more than enough plates, cutlery, mugs etc. though you may want to bring a hot flask as there are only two gas rings.
No dig gardening, talk by Joshua the Gardener,
March 8th, 730-9pm. Phoenix Community Centre. Free to Bhogg members, non-members £5
Joshua the gardener was very popular at Seedy Sunday, with a huge line of people waiting to ask him questions after his talk. We are delighted to have him come talk to us at the Phoenix Community centre in a few weeks.
His talk is based around growing vegetables without the need to cultivate the soil so, no digging, forking or tilling. The no dig gardening method was made popular by Charles Dowding and having featured on gardeners world a few weeks back it is going through a rapid rise in popularity. It’s a process of adding organic matter in layers and growing almost immediately. Healthier plants, healthier soil and bigger yields.
The talk covers all aspects of how to get started, sowing and harvesting as well as design points. The talk currently is around 60 minutes with plenty of time for Q&A at the end.
AGM & Talk: Growing, Gluts & Generosity
NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: Thursday 22nd February, 7.30pm at the Phoenix Community Centre.
Ever wondered what to do about a glut of fruit or vegetables from your plot? Are you concerned about the growing problem of food waste while people still go hungry?
FareShare Sussex is a Brighton-based charity working across the county to connect food that would normally go to waste with the people that need it. Learn more about how FareShare works, and find out ways you can help to reduce food waste while helping provide healthy food to those who need it.
Our speaker Kate Harrison is a BHOGG member and has gardened on the Weald allotment for 17 years. She is a member of the FareShare Sussex steering committee and is passionate about reducing food waste and helping more people eat healthy and nutritious food.
NB: ONLY AVAILABLE TO FULLY PAID UP MEMBERS. JOIN ON THE NIGHT BEFORE AGM (£10/ £5/ Two at same address £15)
Seedy Sunday 2018 is on February 4th 10.30am- 4:00pm
Pests and diseases, Phoenix Urban Gardening, 17th February 2-4pm
Come along to hear BHOGG’s very own resident RHS qualified teacher talk about pests and diseases.
£3 donation, free to local residents and Bhogg memebers.
Gardening Organically – Back To Basics
Come along to hear BHOGG’s very own resident RHS qualified teacher talk about getting back to the basics.
Ruth Urbanowicz will explain the importance of the What? Why? and How? of gardening organically, and look at the history, context, and putting it into practice.
Getting To Know Your Soil – Phoenix Urban Gardening
January 20th, 2-4 pm
As part of the Urban Organic Gardening Course which runs weekly at the Phoenix Community Centre, Ruth Urbanowicz, qualified RHS gardening teacher, will be giving a talk all about soil.
Ruth will provide a fascinating insight into what soil is, how to get the best from it and
Phoenix Street Party, Saturday, 2 December, 2-8pm
BHOGG’s Urban Gardening group at the Phoenix Community Centre is getting involved with this community celebration. The event is the culmination of the ‘Maps and Lives’ exhibition showing 11th November to 3rd December 2017 (Wed – Sun 11am – 5pm). The celebration will be held in the gallery, in the community centre and on the streets in between.
University of Sussex / Team Pollinate Talk: People, Pollinators and Pesticides
Thursday 16th November 7-9 pm at the Phoenix Community Centre
Dr. Beth Nicholls of the University of Sussex will talk about pollinators and pesticide exposure, working with domestic growers, and provide an update on this year’s Team Pollinate citizen science project.
Fungal Forage in the Forest: An autumn foraging workshop with Vera Zakharov
We will wander with Vera in the woods. She will show us which fungi are ok to pick, and which are not, whether they are poisonous or whether they are part of a fragile ecological web needing to be conserved not disturbed.
Going Wild in June: A summer foraging workshop with Vera Zakharov
Come explore a popular Brighton park and discover a variety of edible wild plants, including their traditional uses, identification tricks and other interesting plant facts.
Bring a notepad, your own lunch and be ready for a little hike!
Pond dipping with Pete the Pond
Meet one of the UK’s pond experts; kids welcome; find new bugs you have never seen before. We’ll look at the new Food Partnership project too.
Stephan Gehrels of Brighton Permaculture Trust: tour and talk about Orchards & Forest gardens
Hertford Rd Junior School, the Dip, Hollingdean
Take a walk with the creator of this fabulous school grounds to learn how easy permaculture is to do.
Sunday 7th May Seedling Swap – Members only – Community Allotment
11 – noon – followed by a picnic – new members welcome to join on the day.
Saturday 13th May at the Open Market 11-4pm
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