Posted by: Ealing Transition Community Garden | September 15, 2011

Reskilling day (1st Oct), orchard work day (17th Sept) and more…

Saturday 1st October, Re-skilling from 2-6pm, then Music, Entertainment, Food and
Conversation from 6-10pm.

Venue: Polygon, St Mary’s Church, South Ealing Road, W5.

We hope you, your friends and family will be able to come for part – if not all – of the day. The day is principally a celebration, but also a chance to share expertise, to learn or re-learn skills, to get to know new people in the community, and to have some fun!

PLEASE PRE-BOOK IF YOU CAN. It would be helpful to let us know in advance of the day if you and others are coming. There is a designated email and phone number for this: you can call 0208 123 2821 and leave us a message, or email reskillingday@gmail.com. This helps us to plan numbers but, of course, you are welcome to simply turn up.

The day starts at 2pm, and includes courses in how to knit, hands-on health, bee keeping, two introductions to foraging (talk and walk, jam making), plug in and switch off, make do and mend, and pizza baking / bread making.

When you arrive you will be asked to sign up to a session or a talk or you can just browse around. Please bring some clothes for our clothes swap if you can.

Most of the sessions are suitable for children, if accompanied by an adult, and we want to involve children in some of the food preparation as well. We will be firing pizzas in our newly-built pizza oven and there will be refreshments in the afternoon and food and drink in the evening from around 5.30.

We hope you will be able to stay to eat, drink, and enjoy the music and singing and meeting new people.

The day is free but we do ask for a contribution, if you are able to make one, to help us cover our costs.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 1st October.

Saturday 17th September: Lammas Community Orchard Working Party 10.30-12.30am

If you fancy some fresh air and a little exercise, we are meeting the rangers at 10.30am at the Lammas Community Orchard in the Lammas enclosure, next to the blue tennis courts. Our tasks will include cutting back tree growth and managing the brambles, weeding and mulching the fruit trees and more. Children will be very welcome to help us weave a compost bin and tend the vegetables in the edible garden. No need to pre-book, just turn up. Bring gloves and tools if you have them.

Clay Pizza Oven Building: Saturday 17th September 2.30pm / Saturday 24th September 10.30am

On Saturday 17th Sept 2.30pm, oven builders are going to meet up at the Polygon to assess materials, allocate who is going to forage what, and discuss the basic approach.

On Saturday 24th Sept at 10.30am the build commences, and we will make some adobe bricks. If we need to, there will be more time on Sunday 25th Sept to complete the construction.

We look forward to seeing you!

Ealing Transition Steering Group

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