Sat 8th June 10:30am -1:30pm and
Monday 10th June 1:30pm - 4:30pm (both with Hulme Community Garden Centre)
We'll be planting up the small beds in the fenced area on Hulme Street with
a range of low-maintenance edible and medicinal plants.
On both days HCGC staff (Saturday with be Mark Frith and Monday will be myself)
will meet people at the garden on hulme street, then walk down to the garden
centre to pick plants from a selection that has been put aside (edible and
medicinal) then people will head back to hulme st to plant up. 4 beds will be
planted up on the Saturday and 4 beds planted up on the Monday. A selection of seeds
(wildflowers & edible flowers) will be available so that they can be spread along
the hedge line to encourage wildlife.
See attached pretty poster.
free skateboarding, break dancing, hulah hooping, football, capoeira, and food.
Celebrating the current (not quite finished yet) improvements to Hulme Street.
Hulme Street, noon-4pm, 15th June 2013
FoodCycle Manchester has proposed to cook at Procter’s Youth Centre on Wednesday, May 15th! FoodCycle has teams of volunteers across the country who collect surplus food from shops and supermarkets and turn them into hearty and nutritious meals for members of the general public.
Here in Manchester our team wants to establish regular community cafe events where anyone can come along. As most of the food is donated the costs are minimal so no one will need to pay. We do however have some costs, such as rent and canned goods, so small donations would be welcome to keep the project sustainable. This may mean we can come back and cook again!
We intend to have dinner ready by 8 pm and hopefully some dessert by quarter to 9. However, as this is the first time we’ll be cooking at Procter’s there may be a delay so please bear with us.
If anyone wants to help out then please get in touch at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
Please feel free to invite other people to what we hope is the first of many shared meals within the Hulme community.
The FoodCycle Manchester Team
After weeks of sunshine and the new Hulme Street daffodils bobbing their heads about, maybe it’s time for a spring in our step (never mind the weather shortly changing or benefit cuts of course!)…
There’ll be a Greening the Redbricks meeting this coming Tuesday, 7th May at 6:30pm in the TARA office. It’ll be a chance to catch up with the various bits happening around the estate, and see what people are up for doing in the future.
And don’t forget this weekend, there’s the Bentley Exchange, the Bentley Bike Club and Sewcialise – all doing their bit for us now (saving money in these hard economic times and bringing communities together and more), and for future generations and the planet! Details on the calendar above or for more detail, see old stories.
This month’s Sewcialise is happening 2-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be doing cushions and curtains and blinds and other household stuff, but if anyone else wants to bring their own projects, that’s fine too.
We came… we dared… we did a bit of gardening…!
Thank you to all who came for your hard work and input today. We had a good days diggin’ and in a few hours we transformed a neglected strip of Letsby Ave/Hulme St into a fruity, bambooie, shrubbery boarder.
And thanks for the balloons, bunting and posters that someone else brought out – they were Fab!
There is loads of scope to plant some flowery annuals, interesting grasses and perennials if anyone want to help grow some from seed to plant later in the year? Windowsill donors sign up here…
In the mean time Leaf St needs a Dig In and as its officially sunset at 8pm now we have evenings too! Bring on the growing season…! Come down, meet friends and Dig In, 6-8pm this Thurs eve weather permitting.
The plan is to identify areas to be dug over, weed and look at potted plants and trees which need rehoming. Maybe even a warming spring bonfire? I’m totally up for working with people who want to garden for health and well being and also look sharing ideas such as at starting a home grown veg box and plant nursery scheme. Everyone’s welcome. Bring ideas, bring smiles, bring seeds, bring trowels – Dig In and get down (and dirty!)
If anyone has any questions or ideas drop us a line.
Thanks again everyone!
Georgina (for contact, subscribe to the ‘shout’ email list or ask about)