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MARINA ALLOTMENTS OPEN DAY

Saturday 21st September

11am – 4pm

Part of Sustainability on Sea week

Come and take a look around the allotments and chat with plot holders about their gardens to gain inspiration and ideas for vegetable gardening.

There will be tours of the site throughout the day and workshops on sustainable gardening (details below).

We will be cooking pizza in our communal pizza oven and will have a stall selling homemade cakes, seedlings and other allotment-themed delights. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided for free (please bring a reusable cup).

We will also have an apple press on site, so please bring along any apples from your home garden and have a go at pressing your own juice. Remember to also bring an empty bottle or two to take your juice home with you!

Workshops:

1-4pm Willow Weaving workshop with Christiane Gunzi (limited capacity, sold out)

In this small workshop Christiane will teach prople to make a basket or bird feeder. The main workshop is already fully booked, but there will be opportunities to drop-in and have a go at a small willow weaving project between 1-4pm.

3pm Plants for Pollinators talk from Anna Locke (free, unlimited capacity)

Anna Locke is a fully qualified permaculture designer and teacher based in and around Hastings and will talk us through some of the plants we can use to encourage pollinators into our gardens. Taking place in the community area of the allotments.

 

3.30pm Informal discussion on Sustainable Gardening (free, unlimited capacity)

Following on from Anna Locke’s talk, we will have a chance to share ideas and experience and pick up some useful tips from each other. Topics covered may include composting, no dig and green manures. Have a think about anything you’re already doing to keep your garden sustainable and bring your thoughts along.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Work parties

We have a working party on the 3rd Sunday in each month 10-12am to tackle communal areas such as the coppice and any vacant plots that have become difficult to let because of the state they are in. It would be great if you could join us and make our self managed site easier to manage! These joint efforts can be fun and very rewarding.  We usually stop for a cup of tea and a chat.

Dumping rubbish

Please help to stop the dumping of rubbish and unwanted large items in the vicinity of the shop. It is always good to have ‘free’ small and usable items such as plants, pots and produce left on the bench but lately bags of rubbish and other miscellaneous items have been left for us to take to the tip.

Couch grass

The couch grass pile is now complete and should be ready in 2019. Another site has been made available between plot 4 and the back fence. Please use only for dumping couch grass and lay out neatly behind the tree line so as not to cause a nuisance to the nearby plot holders.