Jan – Open Meeting and Open Food Gardens

Jan Open Meeting
Wed 20th Jan 7.30pm
Fleetville Community Centre
Royal Rd, St Albans AL1 4QL

  • Everyone, new faces and familiar faces – welcome to this Transition St Albans Open meeting – to say hello to a New Year, revisit old friends and meet up with new ones – discuss some new ideas and think about the year ahead.
Agenda to include:
  • Presentation on current projects
  • Ideas for volunteers and helpers
  • Small group discussion and sharing of ideas
  • Sustainable St Albans evaluation and future in 2016
  • Green Hearts – Day of Action 13th/14th Feb
  • Refreshments

This meeting has a special focus on welcoming new members and sharing ideas on how to get involved especially with our Food Growing group and the Thermal Imaging Camera and Transition Streets: we will be showing a short film (tbc) with discussion; provide full feedback and the evaluation of Sustainable St Albans Week, and tell you what will be coming up for 2016.

We would love to see familiar faces at this event, to help with small group discussions – and give an opportunity for people to get to know what kinds of things have been happening over the past year,  and what opportunities there are for future activities.

Free – Refreshments available.

Open Food Gardens 2016 – gardens and helpers wanted!

Transition St Albans increasingly popular programme of Open Food Gardens has been running since 2010 – members of the Home Grown Food Group are now seeking people willing to open their gardens to show what food can be grown in the District’s gardens. We hope to have a series of garden openings from May through to September.

You don’t need to have years of experience or a huge garden – people who have recently started growing fruit or vegetables and food growers who make use of small spaces are all welcome.

We are looking for:

  • A mix of gardens in terms of size and location, ideally with side access so people don’t need to go through your house
  • Willingness to open your garden for two hours on one afternoon that suits you between May and September
  • Gardens where a few different types of fruit or vegetable are grown, even if just in small quantities
  • Examples of environmentally sustainable gardening, e.g. water saving, composting.

If you are interested in being involved, we’d love to hear from you to talk about it more.

Please contact Romayne Hutchison romayne.hutchison@gmail.com  on  by Wed 3rd Feb  if you would like to discuss opening your garden; we will then arrange to visit you and your garden. And please contact Romayne also if you think you could help with welcoming visitors to gardens once the dates are confirmed – this is a very enjoyable way of contributing to TSA and need only take a couple of hours of your time.

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