What seemed like a ton of apples were washed, chopped, scratted (and re-scratted), pressed and poured into sterilised and rinsed bottles to produce some litres and litres of lovely scrumptious apple juice at our Apple Pressing Day on Sunday 26 September.
Sunday, 26th September Apple pressing from 11am – 2pm All allotmenteers on Craven Vale and Whitehawk Hill are invited to come along to the Hub by the Beresford Road Gates for our first Apple Pressing Day. Come and process your apples and windfalls into juice. Bring bottles, we can sterilize on site. Donations welcome. IfContinue reading “Apple Pressing Day and Tool Sharpening”
On Sunday 1st August, the committee members of the Craven Vale and Whitehawk Hill Allotments Society, together with several other plot holders, met at The Hub for the Society’s Annual General Meeting 2021. Because it had not been possible to have an AGM in 2020, due to the pandemic, there was a lot to catch up on!
Just to highlight a number events taking place at the Whitehawk Community Food Project over the next month, which are particularly aimed at providing a safe space for women and children on the site.
All plotholders, whether members of the Society or not, are invited to our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 1st August, at 11am. The event will take place at The Hub.
To mark the occasion of our first reopening, on Sunday 6th June (11am to 1pm), we’re not only having our usual cups of tea, cake and chat, but also plan a plant swap. So, if you’ve got any spare tomatoes, or forgot to plant your cabbage seed, then pop along and you’re sure to find a home for your leftovers or find the missing plants to fill the gaps in your plot.
30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge where they ask the nation to do one ‘wild’ thing a day, every day throughout June.
Random Acts of Wildness can be anything you like – litter-picking, birdwatching, puddle-splashing, you name it! But to help you on your way, The Wildlife Trusts will also provide you with a FREE postal or digital pack of goodies to inspire your wild month – including an activity passport and a wallchart to track your progress.
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) started in Canada in 1995, but has continued to grow worldwide as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organisations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.
On Saturday of the Easter Bank Holiday, a group of six volunteers from the allotments society came together to form a work party (now that Covid rules allow) to tidy up around the Hub, put up new noticeboards and erect a boundary fence.
The RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch takes please from Friday 29 – Sunday 31 January. Find out how to take part.