GROFUN and other gardening events in March

Dear friends,

We are trying to limit the number of mailings we send out per month, so as not to bombard you – but this month there is so much going on, it was just not possible. So apologies if you are feeling overwhelmed. I hope the rest of you are feeling pleased and excited at so many interesting things to do!

All best


This coming weekend there’s the Sustainability Spring Fair at the Botanical Gardens on Saturday 9 March.

Bring along a copy of the attached flyer (either printed or on your smart phone/tablet) and get into the Botanical Gardens for FREE on the day. There’s plenty of interest for all the family. Little people will love playing and making things from scrap at the Scrap Store supervised by the Birmingham Play Care Network whilst older kids can learn new tricks at the circus workshop, play with the giant games on the lawn or have a go at sumo wrestling! There’s entertainment all day on the two stages with local bands, belly dancers and a magic show. Browse the many stalls in the fair-trade and ethical market and there’s the chance to sign up for the Birmingham Green Deal. Finish off a great day out with a stroll around the beautiful Victorian glass houses, aviaries and grounds of the Botanical Gardens.

Transition GROFUN Meeting, Kitchen Garden Cafe, 14th March 7.30

We don’t often blow our own trumpet, but Kings Heath Transition GROFUN event has been an annual success and lots of you turn out for it. It’s a chance to meet fellow gardeners and find out about the many support projects that are operating this year. You can also sign up to GROFUN! Each year, Growing Real Organic Food in an Urban Neighbourhood form a new "team" of up to ten people, who support one another establishing new or improved patches of garden that are given over to growing fruit or vegetables. You get to visit each other’s gardens and give a hand. (It has a kind of "you scratch my yard and I’ll scratch yours" ethos.) We usually incorporate a seed swap into the meeting, so bring your spare seed packets along, and share tips and problems too.

Big Dig Events 16th March
Seed Event at Martineau Gardens, Priory Rd Edgabston 13.00 to 16.00
Birmingham City Council Rangers Service
The Big Dig “Growing School” gardening course at Kings Heath Park, starts on Sat 16 March 2013
Learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables : We are offering small growing plots to people who want to learn how to grow their own food in a supportive and friendly environment – with workshops and demonstrations
Contact Jan Tomlinson for further details (direct line 0121 675 0937 or email jan_tomlinson

–Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change:

Twitter : @KHTransition
Facebook : Kings Heath Transition

Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN
Telephone : 07010 065548 (50p/min)

CDP1228_Sustainability Spring Fair FlyerA52013v5.pdf

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