ABUNDANCE project SITE DAY.

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Sunday 20 January

at the Loughborough Park Estate (Guinness Trust Estate) on Loughborough Park Road, SW2

11am First Brixton Green Mapping Expedition. Meet outside the Guinness Trust Community Building. Equipped with a map and a questionnaire small groups will be asked to map sections of the estate and feed back how they found it and what they noticed. This will help refine the mapping process so that we can engage Brixton people in mapping cultivable land on their estate and around Brixton.

1pm Lunch and networking. Please bring something to share.

2pm prompt ABUNDANCE SITE DAY: Meet at the community building in the centre of the Estate. The afternoon will include:

  • Clearing some of the site. (please bring gardening gloves and a hand fork (if you have) and appropriate footwear and raingear)
  • Planting Broadbeans
  • Learning for Gardening with Graham Burnett, see www.spiralseeds.co.uk
  • - a bit about Permaculture and working with Nature
  • - to dig or not to dig
  • - the importance of planning
  • Planning together – selecting veg and fruit to grow, planning the planting calendar.
  • TEA, COFFEE and CHOCOLATE

We would also like to get an ABUNDANCE Project sign and notice board up on the site. Can anyone volunteer scrap materials and paint for this?

Please BRING for the project

  • any pots or containers that will work as seed trays
  • transparent plastic bags
  • SEEDS to donate and swap at Seedy Sunday (see below)
  • any surplus tools
  • sheet cardboard

In the longer term we will be looking for scaffolding planks for bed edging, compost, poles, pallets and other deviders for the compost site, building site sand bags, fruit netting, wire netting, string… If you have stuff please volunteer it. We’d like to use as much reclaimed stuff as possible whilst still keeping the site looking beautiful.

We will be planning a workday to tidy up the composting area, make compost bins, open up the old mortuary building etc.

POTATO FAIR AND SEEDY SUNDAY

Sunday 27 January 10-4 Harris Girls Academy, Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR We hope to have a collection of seeds to swap for seeds that we want to grow on site. We will also get our seed potatoes with over a hundred varieties to choose from. Please join us there. see www.potatofair.org

Permaculture courses in London: ultimately TTBrixton plans to host Permaculture Courses on our various growing sites and allotments but meanwhile Naturewise is the centre of Permaculture courses in London. see http://www.naturewise.org.uk/page.cfm?pageid=nw-home

Hope to see you on Sunday.

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