After the successful Repair Cafe and Utilise Social Kitchen events last weekend, its now time to look forward to some more meetings and events we’ve got coming up in the next few weeks.
On Thursday 17th March at 7.30pm we’re holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Purple Pumpkin Patch shop in Ashby Road (thanks to Sarah, the shop owner!). Topics being covered include:
1. Electing a new treasurer and approving change of name on the bank account?
2. Our presence at local events this year including a public-facing meeting. Event with guest speaker?
3. Paper info to give out to interested people directing them to our website, possibly business cards. More publicity generally.
4. Is it possible to have a ‘swap event’ as several people have suggested?
5. Car Boot fund raiser as last year, maybe keep unswapped items (from above) to sell.
6. A quick summary of position on Potato Day
7. Ideas from the various sub-groups as to what they plan for the future.
8. Suella’s ideas of producing an “event kit” of handy items that we repeatedly need for events (stapler, blue tac, selotape, pens, etc), as well as an A-frame blackboard for advertising events.
Next on Saturday 19th March Emma from 38 Degrees is teaming up with Steve from our Food & Gardens group to run a children’s “seed bomb” making workshop at Fearon Hall from 11am to 2pm. Seed bombs are effectively mud balls with flower seeds embedded in them that can be made in advance that then simply thrown on garden borders and unused ground. They are a quick and easy way to get wild flowers growing to brighten up dull, unloved spaces. Here’s a poster:
Then the next day (Sunday 20th March) from 11am we’ll be celebrating the “Big Dig” day by planting our seed potatoes at the shared community allotment in King George Road. This follows on from a similar event that the LAGS group will be holding from 2pm on Saturday 19th March at the student garden on the University campus (located behind Car Park 5 – look for the big wooden shed). These events are a great social way to kick off the start of the new growing season, and a good way to meet other gardeners and food growers.
Everyone is welcome to come to any or all of these events. No need to book – just turn up!