What’s on

Festival Fun at Alice Park Community Garden, Monday 1st May, 12-3pm

 

APCG are delighted to be part of the 5th Larkhall Festival event again this year. We are part of the garden trail with our gates open as usual all day long, while the party in the park provides that festival feeling.

Come along on Bank Holiday Monday May 1st 12-3pm at the Community Garden.

We’ll be offering plants and seedlings for our annual table sale, there’s a selection of special tomato plants this year, Orange Zebra, Yellow Cherry and a ‘Wild Tomato’ claimed to be blight free!

Please bring and buy Cakes, Bakes Preserves and anything we can grow in the wonderful spring sunshine.  Take a picnic to enjoy among the broad beans and bees, do some tadpole spotting and admire the new edible ornamental bed ‘Minimead’ developing in the main
park.

 


Cake Sale and Hot Soup at Alice Park Community Garden – Sunday 6th November, 11am-2pm

 

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We will be holding our annual cake sale on Sunday, 6th November, to raise funds for Alice Park Community Garden.

There will be cake, garden produce, jams, chutneys and hot soup for sale, as well as children’s activity at 11am.

Please join us!

 

 

 

 


Bath Area Growers: Grow It, Eat It Show 2016BAGSGIEI16  Sunday 4th September 1.30-4.30pm

 

Bath Area Growers (a network of community groups growing fruit and veg around Bath) are holding their annual Grow It, Eat It show on Sunday 4th September between 1.30 and 4.30pm, at Lower Common West, BA1 3AR.

 

Unlike any other produce show you’re likely to attend, it’s very informal and you, the public, are the judge.  The categories are very easy and cover art and crafts, produce, food and drink – something for everyone.

 

Everyone is welcome to take part. There’s a very simple entry form/label – it will save time if you come bringing one completed for each of your entries (though there will be blank ones available on the morning of the show).  No age limit (though children’s ages should mentioned on the label).

 

Bath Organic Group will be running a tea stall and there’ll be plenty of children’s activities, including pond-dipping and story-telling.

 

For more information on the day, schedule of classes, and to print a label, please visit: http://www.bathareagrowers.org/giei-show-2016/

 


Tree Pruning Workshop – Sunday 7th August, 11am

 

A hands on opportunity to learn the skills and gain confidence in training espaliers, cordon and fan shaped trees – perfect for small spaces intensive and forest gardening and home fruit production.

Date: Aug 7th 11am

Duration: 1 hour

Venue: Alice Park Community Garden

Trainer: Neils Corfield of Edible Cities (mudguard@gmail.com)

Fee: £5 includes refreshments

For more info or to reserve a place please contact us here.

 


Free Summer Workshops at Alice Park Community Garden!

Five to Thrive Training Programme

The aim of this course is to provide training and inspiration for all those interested in growing their own food, encouraging wildlife and becoming more self-sufficient and self-reliant. It’s also great for anyone interested in the health benefits of organically grown fruit, nuts and vegetables. Choose from any or all of the workshops.

1. Introduction to organic gardening with experienced professional gardener John Ingham: 10 am to 3.30 pm, Saturday 21st May.  To introduce enthusiastic beginners to the possibilities of growing (and preserving) your own, the workshop will take place at the trainer’s own garden at Eastbourne Avenue, Claremont Allotments and Alice Park Community Garden.

2. Herbs for health: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm, Sunday 22nd May, Alice Park Community Garden. Course trainer is medical herbalist Becs Griffiths of the Rhizome Clinic, Bristol (www.rhizomeclinic.org.uk). This workshop is for all those with an interest in herbs for improving health, and their use as medicines and in cooking. Practical and hands-on, the workshop will include a herb walk, samplings of herbal teas, advice on herb growing, and medicine-making. Course participants will go away with a medicine made on the day.

3. Wildlife gardening: attracting birds, bees, butterflies & more to your plot: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm, Sunday 12th June, Alice Park Community Garden. Course trainer is Steve Pritchard of South West Ponds(http://www.southwestponds.co.uk/) The workshop is aimed at gardeners and allotment-holders who are interested in bringing more wildlife into their plots, encouraging biodiversity and improving yields. Practical hands-on training including assembling a nest box, plus advice on planting and pond-making.

4. Gardening for small spaces: windowbox, balcony & square foot gardening, 10 am to 2 pm, Sunday 3rd July, Alice Park Community Garden. Course trainer is Sarah Pugh, lead tutor & director of Shift Bristolhttp://www.shiftbristol.org.uk/ (T: (@ShiftBristol,  F: https://www.facebook.com/ShiftBristol/?fref=ts) ). The workshop is aimed at gardeners with limited growing space who want to grow some of their own food. Practical hands-on training, advice on planting, introduction to small-scale intensive gardening and basic principles of permaculture.

5.  Introduction to urban forest gardening: designing a garden or allotment plot that sustains itself: 10 am to 2 pm, Sunday 10th July, Alice Park Community Garden.
Course trainer is Sarah Pugh as above, lead tutor & director of Shift Bristol (http://www.shiftbristol.org.uk/). The workshop is aimed at gardeners and allotment-holders who are interested in promoting biodiversity, growing fruit and nut trees for food, and learning more about permaculture and agro-forestry approaches.
To book, please contact fiona.williams@greenliving.co.uk or if you are coming to Larkhall Festival on Monday 2nd May drop in and see us at the community garden (behind the high hedge at Alice Park), from 10.30 am to 5 pm as part of the Festival Garden Trail and sign up, or pick up a flyer. More information is on our website: www.apcg.co.uk

A £5 donation deposit is required for all workshops.

 


Tuesday 29th March – Friends of Kensington Meadows Tree Planting Day

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The Friends of Kensington Meadows are having a tree planting day on Tuesday 29th March from 9 am to 1 pm, meeting at the Morrisons entrance of the Kensington Meadows.

Join us and plant some trees to encourage wildlife and biodiversity and to eat up carbon from the London Road traffic!

Spades, shovels, wheelbarrows and gardening gloves will be provided.

Bring warm waterproof clothing.

All children must be accompanied by adults.

For more info please click on this link to the poster: FKM Tree Planting Day

 


 

Friday 6th November – Gleaned Harvest Supper and Film @ St. Matthew’s church, Widcombe Hill

 

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Join Transition Bath food group for a gleaned supper – savoury dishes made from mis-shaped pumpkins and squash from the Community Farm, and apple puddings from our community orchards.

It’ll be followed by a screening of Agnes Varda’s 2000 film, The Gleaners and I, which explores the tradition of gleaning among France’s rural poor and its modern day equivalents including skip-diving.

It’s free to book, £5 pp donation on the door. Excess funds after costs will be shared between FareShare South West and Bath FoodCycle.

Advance booking essential, so that we know how many to cater for:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gleaned-harvest-supper-and-film-tickets-19183079106

 


Saturday 14th November – Willow Workshop at the Holburn Museum for the Lantern Procession – all help needed!

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On November 14th we are creating our own giant Alice Park Garden Lantern as part of the annual lantern procession through Bath on November 19th.  It will be a drop in session all day so let us know if you’d like to take part and we’ll send the details. Contact us here if you can come along – we need as much help as possible!  

 

Information about the procession can be found here:  Holburne Lantern Procession 

 

 


Sunday 4th October 11am-2pm – APCG Fundraiser for Refugees

We are holding a fundraiser to support refugees on Sunday 4th October 11am – 2pm.  Please join us!

We will be selling cakes, biscuits,CalaisGarden soup, garden produce, and holding a raffle.  All proceeds will be donated to Doctors of the World Calais Appeal (www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk), the only group providing medical help on the ground in Calais.

Please come along on the day to show your support if you can. We also need donations of cakes, biscuits, jams, chutney – any produce we can sell!

If you can do anything to help, please contact us here, otherwise we hope to see you on the day.

Thank You!

 

Photo of a refugees’ garden in Calais, taken by Doctors of the World


 

Wednesday 16th September – Pedal Folk play at The Brew House 

When:  Wednesday 16th September, 8pm £6 entry   Where:  Bath BrewHouse, 14 James Street West

Pedal Folk pedalfolkis a musical collective who power their tours solely by bike, carrying their instruments with them as they go. Over the last three years they have played arts centres, folk clubs, festivals pubs, record shops and house concerts delighting audiences with a range of songs and tunes that reflect their journeying nature and love of folk music.

This September they hit the road as a five piece of guitar, violin, flute, ukulele and cello with multi layered harmony vocals from Bristol to Steep in Hampshire to perform at a special concert for the Edward Thomas Fellowship. Expect rousing shanties, songs of the land and the people who live upon it, tunes that will lift your hearts and carry you homeward with a smile as well as the warmth of these friends and musicians who love to travel and perform together.

For more info please visit http://pedalfolk.co.uk/

 


Sunday 6th September – Bath Area Grower’s Grow it, Eat it eventgrow-it-cook-it-image

A date for your diary:  Bath Area Grower’s 2015 show, GROW IT, EAT IT, will be held on Sunday 6th September at Bath Organic Group’s community garden.   A fun show in which participants and visitors can take part commenting, tasting, practicing …  Lots of activities for children and a tea and cake stall!

Bath Organic Group’s community garden can be found at the Lower Common West allotments, Upper Bristol Road, BA1 3AR

For more information please visit http://www.bathareagrowers.org/grow-it-eat-it/

 

 


 

Sunday 31st May – Dry Arch Planting Day

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Can you help Dry Arch finish planting their Crops?  They are having a community planting day on Sunday the 31st May from 11am-3pm.  Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.  Refreshments will be provided at 3pm for helpers.

Dry Arch can be found at the end of Holcombe Lane in Bathampton.

For more info visit www.dryarchgrowers.co.uk  Leaflet: http://www.bathareagrowers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Planting-May-31st-2015-1-DAG.pdf

 


Monday 4th May –  Willow Weaving Workshop, 10am-1pm, £5 

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Join us at the garden on Monday the 4th of May for a Willow Weaving workshop. Places are limited, for more information or to book a place, please contact Annie at annie@phonecoop.coop

 

 


Monday 4th May 10am-3pm – Larkhall Festival Garden Trail 

The Community Garden will be open on Monday the 4th May, as part of the Larkhall Festival Open Garden route.

It will be a day full of fun for all the family, so please come along and visit us!  There will be

  • lfestVolunteer Opportunities
  • Cakes, jams, plants, produce for sale
  • Willow Weaving from 10-1 (fully booked)
  • Gardening advice