There was an Ealing Transition Community Garden meeting this past Wednesday – full of energy and verve, I’ve been told. I’ve been a very recalcitrant Community Garden participant. I think my last visit was probably a month ago. Work eats me alive and I sleep in and I sip my tea and I have excuses and the ambition of everyone else fills me with a tiny bit of shame. (Eee!)
There is a green itinerary for the next few months in Ealing, and our (their!) meeting was probably good place to start. So I’m going to pop the last mass e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org, just to offer a sense of the goings on in the next while..! I contributed the location of the Green Drinks and nothing else. Just to be clear.
Sunday 21 November – Tree planting at Blondin Park – we are planting fruit and nut trees in the Nature Reserve of Blondin Park. Blondin Park is at the southern end of Northfield Avenue W5 and can be entered via Blondin or Niagara Avenues, Boston Manor Road or Windmill Road. Buses: E2, E3, E8. Bring a spade or fork if you have one. Winter warming soup will be on offer to all tree planters!
Saturday 27 November – West Ealing Neighbours Craft Fair, St James Church, West Ealing 10am-4pm – West Ealing Neighbours Abundance Group are selling jams and chutneys that have been made from fruit picked from around Ealing. They would like volunteers to help out on the day with the stall, tea and coffee making and the like. If you can spare an hour or two, please let us know at email@example.com so that Diane can plan the numbers.
Sunday 28 November – Dig Day at Village Park Allotments – please note that for the winter, our dig days are now fortnightly rather than weekly – the second and fourth SUNDAYS of the month.
Tuesday 30 November – Green Drinks with West Ealing Neighbours – 7:30 New Inn (on South Ealing Road opposite St Mary’s Church) – a chance to meet like-minded people from Ealing and surrounds.
Saturday 4th December – Forage for Gingko in Gunnersbury – Mari will lead a forage for gingko, and then show us how to prepare and cook it. Details to follow
Sunday 12th December – Dig Day at Village Park Allotments
Sunday 9th January – Dig Day at Village Park Allotments
Sunday 23rd January – Dig Day at Village Park Allotments
Sunday 13th February – Dig Day at Village Park Allotments
Sunday 27th February – Dig Day at Village Park Allotments
March 2011 – from March next year, we will have weeknight dig days in addition to weekend dig days, for those who prefer a weeknight or can’t make it on the weekend. Weeknight dig days (or is that dig nights?) will be Wednesdays
Saturday 2 April 2011 – Open day – plant/seedling swap/giveaway, planting, local food – more details closer to the time, but if you have ideas, we’d love to hear them
May 2011 – Forage for rose petals and jam making led by Katherine
I’ll try to update this itinerary as it happens, if I ever manage to community garden again. Oh I like my bed. Oh my life is losing meaning without weekly digging. I’m not even kidding.