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Wish List

WISH LIST FOR NEXT GARDENING PROJECT
Use of a van or a flat bed truck, or a good sized vehicle plus trailer
Topsoil
Free Garden Tools
Woodworking tools
Nails & big screws
Wood
Scaffolding board or similar
2 in sq wood for building
Various sizes of timber

We will be building cold frames and a raised beds in October and November 2009 so these materials would be very handy. Looking forward to working with Community Service volunteers!

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Lanidrani Live

Look out for the Kingston Environment Centre  stall at the Fishponds, Surbiton

Lanidrani Live, a festival of music and the arts in Surbiton

Saturday 12th September

1pm – 10pm

Fishponds Park, Surbiton (off the Ewell Road) KT6 6BE

Enchanted Forest theme

Music (including Carrie Tree, Little Sister Blue, sugardrum, Nathan Ball and many more)

Comedy, Arts and Crafts

BBQ and Bar

Children’s entertainment

Magicians and stilt walkers

In the event of rain (well, we are in England) everything will be covered and cosy so don’t let our British weather deter you from joining us for such a beautiful festival, celebrating local talent, encouraging the arts and raising funds and awareness for The Landirani Trust.

Tickets:

£5 each

£15 Family ticket (up to 5 people)

Children under 5 free

All money raised will go to the Landirani Water Project (providing over 40,000 people in Malawi with clean, safe drinking water.)

Lanidrani Live, a festival of music and the arts in Surbiton
Saturday 12th September
1pm – 10pm
Fishponds Park, Surbiton (off the Ewell Road) KT6 6BE
Enchanted Forest theme
Music (including Carrie Tree, Little Sister Blue, sugardrum, Nathan Ball and many more)
Comedy, Arts and Crafts
BBQ and Bar
Children’s entertainment
Magicians and stilt walkers
In the event of rain (well, we are in England) everything will be covered and cosy so don’t let our British weather deter you from joining us for such a beautiful festival, celebrating local talent, encouraging the arts and raising funds and awareness for The Landirani Trust.
Tickets:
£5 each
£15 Family ticket (up to 5 people)
Children under 5 free
All money raised will go to the Landirani Water Project (providing over 40,000 people in Malawi with clean, safe drinking water.)

Transition Town Kingston

 

click to join TTK

click to join TTK

Transition Town Kingston (TTK) is a grass roots initiative set up to help Kingston respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil and Climate Change. We intend to facilitate local and practical solutions to problems thereby helping Kingston to rebuild the resilience we’ve lost as a result of cheap oil and reduce the community’s carbon emissions drastically. 
 
TTK first met a year ago today and formally registerd in August. They are part of the Transition Network which covers the UK and beyond. There are already over 180 transition iniatives in the UK and the movement is spreading fast. Richmond, Epsom and Twickenham are all close to joining.
 
For the past year we have been:
 – concentrating on awareness raising around peak oil, climate change and the need to undertake a community lead process to rebuild resilience and reduce carbon use and emissions; 
 – connecting with existing groups in the community e.g. Kingston Environment Centre,  Kingston Permaculture, Knollmead permaculture site, Eco-Footprint Group, Kingston-uopn-Thames Local Exchange Tradin System (KUTLETS) and many more;
 – building bridges to local government including encouraging the Council to sign up to the Sustainable Communities Act; giving input to the local energy strategy; contributing events to the Council’s ‘Think in Kingston’ and ‘Paint the Town Green’ festivals and much more
 – connecting with other transition initiatives 
 
We are now at the stage where we are starting to form groups to facilitate local food production and will then move on to all the other key areas of life (energy, transport, health, heart & soul, economics & livelihoods, etc) 

 

 

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Parkfields Community Allotment

Sunday 19 April 9 – 10 am

 

Parkfields Community Garden

Big bunch of Greater Celandine near the back gate in early bloom.Ground cover is now nettles and goose grass (pale green sticky hairy stuff) Nettles are nearly a foot high in some places. Brambles also starting to show leaves.

Young planted trees near edge are coming into leaf at edge, either hazel or beech. There is a copper beech in leaf too, and a few bluebells. One or two bees dart about very fast, too fast ti identify. There are not many flowers for them here. The Three willows are in leaf and with catkins. See a fox, very scrawny with an underdeveloped brush. It is aware of my presence. It investigates the base of the willow tree, is it investigating the rubbish or looking for a resting place. After it heads off I continue walking consciously trying to make discovery paths in the undergrowth. I discover a dead fox. Hope it decays more before it gets hot this summer. 

The willow in the bottom left hand corner looks inviting for little people to climb. If has a wide fork with a flat base. Interesting shapes and holes in its base look like potential homes for wild creatures.

Need to bring next time:

Work Gloves, builders bags, rubble sacks. Loppers.Need to decide on a plan of clearance, and what waste items are resources to be stockpiled for use. Items on site include 2 metal water tanks, one leaky and one containing water. Rubble. Sticks for use as poles, border edgings, bag full of rotted down bark, wood, child’s bike, pallet.

 

I’d like us to have a picnic there before too long with people interested in developing it as a Community Allotment. I am going to propose Monday 4 may starting at mid day and finishing around 2pm bring food to share.

KUTLETS AND TTK FAIR

Saturday 19 September 2009

All day at Kingston Environment Centre

Kingston Environmental Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston-Upon-Thames, KT1 2PT

BRING STUFF TO SELL FOR BEAKS (AND PERCENTAGE CASH IF YOU NEED TO)

BRING ANYTHING TO EAT ! PRODUCE, PLANTS, CAKE, BISCUITS,

MARMALADE, JAM, EGGS, etc

books and magazines too.

IF YOU HAVE ANY REQUESTS ADD THEM TO THE

WEEKLY MARKETPLACE EMAIL “KUTLETS NEWSLETTER”  TO

marketplace@kutlets.org.uk

EVERYONE WELCOME NON MEMBERS CAN JOIN AT THIS EVENT!

MEET MEMBERS AND TRADE LATER!

best wishes Simone Kay

and here is a link to the main KUTLETS site:

kutletslogo

Permaculture NET Kingston

We decided to change our name! (From design support group).

This group is a chance to meet up with other people involved with Permaculture in the local area, get feedback on your design work, look at new ideas, watch inspiring films and explore potential for new community projects.
Currently this is an Open Group, newcomers welcome, every 2nd Monday of the month.

Next Dates :

14 September 2009

12 October 2009

9 November 2009

LIST OF FILMS AVAILABLE FOR FUTURE VIEWING (Please leave a comment about anything you would like to see or recommend)

2012 (andrew smith)
4th World War
American Drug War – The Last White Hope
An Inconvienent Truth
Ancient_Calenders_Michael Hodges
Ancient Futures
Ayurveda – Art Of Being
BBC Human Senses
B Laws House, Torn from the Land
Climate Change
Climate Change 2
Climb for Tibet
Codex Alimentarius
Colin Campbell – Petroleum Geologist
Compost Heated Shower
Contemporty_Shamanism_Leo Rutherford
Crude Impact
Blowin in Wind
Money as Debt
Dangerous Knowledge
Darwins Nightmare
Denial Stops Here 911, Peak Oil & Beyond
Dr Albert Bartlett, the exponantional function
Earthbuilding maori tv
Earthships
Earthship
Earth_Energies_Dr Manjir
Eat your garden master
EndGame – Blueprint For Global Enslavement
Escape Suburbia
Europlan eu förderungen, stopping the coming ice age
Environment leading country new z
Farmer john
Fuelling our future
Galapagos – The Islands that Changed the World
Global Dimming
Global Gardener
Good Bye Lenin.avi
GreeningTheDesert
History Documentary – Savagery and the American Indian (Wilderness)
History Documentary – Savagery and the American Indian (Civilization)
Holzer, the secret of eden 1
Holzer, aquaculture
How to Save The World
Hungry for Profit
imbt-xvid-11thhour
In Grave Danger of Failing Food
Juliette of the Herbs
Lama Tsultrim Gyamtso
Life in the Soil
Loose Change 2nd Edition
Magic Tree
Mange Tout Zimbabwe Peas
Michael Parenti – Terrorism Globalization And Conspiracy (2002)
Manufactured Landscapes – China
Manufacturing Consent
Manufactured Landscapes
Masanobu Fukuoka – One Straw Revolution
Master Charles Interview
Money As Debt
New Zealand
Nuclear Explosions
Planet Earth – complete series
Revolution 2012
Richard Heinberg Human Ecologist
Rivers and Tides
Russell Blaylock MD – Nutrition & Behavior
How to make compost
Permaculture
Shadow of Doubt 1080
Sleeping Giants
Somewhere in the World
Stone Age Survival – Hugh Newman
Super Size Me
The band of hope
The big picture
The cooperations 1
The cooperations 2
The End of suburbia
The Future of Food
The global gardener
The greening of cuba
The invisible dangers of emf radiation BIOPRO
The one tree project
The one tree project2
The power of community
The Power of Nightmares – Rise of the politics of fear
The-Revolution-Will-Not-Be-Televised.2003. (Venezuela)
The Yes Men
TRANSTOWNS
Two Compost Kings at RVF
Wal-Mart – The High Cost of Low Price
We Become Silent
We Feed The World
What a way 2 go
Wholistic World Vision – Simon Peter Fuller
Woodland Journey
Yesterday’s Future
Zapatistas – Chronik einer Rebellion
Zeitgeist – The Spirit of the Age

Facebook Group

This is a link to our facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=32748919218