Gardening through the drizzle

The Nose was one of the participants in Edible York’s Open Gardens event on Saturday, and the Yorkshire weather was certainly not co-operating. In the intermittent drizzle, a grand total of 5 people called by, including a baby (hello, Abigail!), over the 3 hours. Although it was lovely to see those who did make it, let’s hope for better weather next time!

I suppose it is sort-of becoming autumn, but the community gardening will continue until it becomes too wintry to be pleasant … and the next massed gardening session will be next Sunday 14th September, from 2pm. Come and join us, to find out what’s in season (still lots and lots of rocket), and what our plans are for the next year.

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Street re-cycle

The next event to be organised by Planet Southbank is the Street re-cycle event on Sunday 28th September from 11am to 4pm.

Have a September Sort-out!

Display your stuff outside your house, then swap it, give it away or sell it!

Items may include books, DVDs, CDs, clothes, bric-a-brac, that piece of shelving you’ve been hanging onto, extra light bulbs and even new stuff you’ve made.

Join in with a Community Event, meet your neighbours, have fun, raise funds.

To be listed on the map, or to buy a map contact info@planetsouthbank.org.uk, and leave contact details. Thanks!

£1 charge, to be on the map (or to buy a map). All funds raised through sale of the maps will go towards the activities of Planet Southbank

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Look out for our stall tomorrow, Bishy road car park

As part of the street party tomorrow, Planet South Bank will have a stall in the Bishy Road car park. Look out for children’s lucky dip, lavender bags (locally grown organic lavender!), and bespoke Bishy Road pots and bookmarks.

And as York and Yorkshire go Tour-crazy, City of York Council has put up along the city walls about 60 banners made by York community groups and organisations.

Here’s the one made by Planet South Bank – we’re up near the railway station.

PSB Tour de France banner

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Spaces still available – growing salads in small containers

FREE activity for pre-school children and their parents or carers.

Tuesday 1 July, 10am to 12 noon.

St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Road – enter through the community garden on Nunthorpe Road.

Plant vegetable seeds and seedlings in one of our small containers (or bring your own), and take them home to grow on.

Contact belinda@jgillett.plus.com to reserve your place!

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Our Tour de France banner for York City Walls

Here it is! Look for it on the City walls in the few days before the Tour comes through on Sunday 6 July.

5 metre cloth banner planet south bank logo and gardener

Thanks to all those who helped in the making, and to Emily Harvey and the Dress to Impress team!

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Growing salads in small containers

FREE activity for pre-school children and their parents or carers.

Tuesday 1 July, 10am to 12 noon.

St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Road – enter through the community garden on Nunthorpe Road.

Plant vegetable seeds and seedlings in one of our small containers (or bring your own), and take them home to grow on.

Contact belinda@jgillett.plus.com to reserve your place!

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Banner-making in progress – still time to join in

See the progress so far, on the Planet South Bank contribution to the Dress to Impress banner-making for adorning the City walls when the Tour de France comes by (photos: Belinda Gillett):

montage of photos of people making a 5 by 1 metre banner

5 metres of banner-making, all in one go!

We’re carrying on today, Sunday afternoon, 2pm onwards to about 4.30pm – e-mail john@johngray.org.uk if you’d like to come along. No artistic experience needed!

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