Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Eastside Roots Gardening Hub October Events by nadiacatkinhillman
October 9, 2008, 1:51 pm
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15th October: Wednesday 2 – 4.30pm: Free Wild Food Foraging Walk
Start at the station for tea & talk and then Andy & Dave (who have lead very successful foraging walks in St Werburghs attracting over 100 people! and whose book ‘The Self-Sufficientist Bible’ is available at The Better Food Company & all good book stores) will be guiding us on a walk around Easton which is sure to very informative & exciting. We will collect herbs on the way & make a brew on our return to the station.

16th October: Thursday 12-5pm: Apple Day at Trinity Community Arts Centre garden, Trinity Road, Old Market
We will be harvesting & pressing the Trinity apples, there will be apple tasting, recipes, apple chutney workshop, forest garden talk and more. Come on down & use a traditional apple press. You can also just pop in to buy fresh apple juice or apples so dont be shy; drop by.

19th October: Sunday 2-4pm: Food Swap at Community Garden Hub, Stapelton Road Train Station, Easton
If you have grown it, picked it, foraged it, cooked it or prepared it – bring your excess to the station to swap with others. Home grown veggies for honey or jam, elderflower wine for home baked bread, apple pie for chutneys – its up to you. A chance to swap recipes, meet new & old friends and celebrate the abundance of produce at this time of year!

31st October : Friday 6-8.30pm: Halloween Special, Community Garden Hub – Stapelton Rd Station
Organic pumpkin soup, apple bobbing, scary stories, fancy dress, pumpkin recipes, prize for the best carved pumpkin and more. Huddle around a fire, drink hot toddies and see if we are joined by any friendly ghosts.
(If you have ideas for this event or wish to get involved let me know).

Volunteer Days:
Of course we still run volunteer days in the week every Thursday from 12 to 5 at Trinity & every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 11 to 4.30 at the station. Plus – apart from this Saturday (11th October) – when we will be at Stapelton Road Street Party 12-6pm (by the Leisure Centre), we are now running volunteer days at the Station on Saturdays from 11 to 4…..including:

Saturdays @ The Community Garden Hub, Stapelton Road Train Station, Easton
Every Saturday from 18th October the garden centre will be open from 11 to 4. We will have a shop selling herbs, trees, flowering plants, shrubs, sedums, fruit bushes, bulbs, winter salads/broad beans/onions/cabbage seeds(all ready to plant now!), green manures, plant feed, wildflower seeds, gloves, plant pots, compost (just £2 a bag), woodchip, organic apples / apple juice, fresh produce from Eastside Roots & Radford Mill Organic farm and more. There will also be a workshop for donations most weeks (would anyone like to run one?) and from 1 til 2 – ‘Gardeners Question Time’ (if you have sick plants bring a sample –  a professional gardener will be on hand  & we will do our best to answer any gardening questions you have). You can also just come up for a tea or coffee & watch the world go by OR get involved with our volunteer work day.
Please spread the word far & wide: we will be relying on sales to help fund our free events & to continue improving the Trinity & Station sites – creating a positive, friendly, safe, green oasis in the heart of the City.

Hope to see you all at the Fair on Saturday – we are running workshops on bulbs, winter salads & Permaculture & selling most of the above at our stall. (Stapelton Road Street Fair from 12-6).

Take care
Nick Ward
Eastside Roots
07810 806 354


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