Raised bed

From 11 am this Saturday – 23 July – a team of us will be erecting an amazing raised bed in our lovely community garden. We need your help!

The bed will be in a U-shape and about 60 cm high (much more fancy than the one in this photo), making it accessible for people with mobility issues and those who prefer not to bend down too much.

We will be led by Chan, who is our lovely volunteer joiner, who has got all the wood ready to install on Saturday. The more people who turn up, the quicker the job…..see you there! No tools required, just a bit of enthusiasm and patience🙂


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Open Garden event

Along with other Edible / Community Gardens in York, we opened our community garden,  The Nose, to the public on Saturday 16 July.

The Nose is the triangular patch of land next to St Clements Church, Nunthorpe Road. We were delighted to welcome a number of visitors of a wide range of ages, from about 2 to 70.

Image result for raised bedVisitors harvested some of our soft fruit, including raspberries and red currants. One or two offered to start helping us maintain the site, which is really wonderful.

We enjoyed scones with homemade jam in the welcome shade of some shrubs in the garden. The jam was made from fruit picked in the garden earlier in the week.

Our lovely volunteer joiner was also on site preparing wood for our fantastic raised bed which will be erected next Saturday (23 July, from 11 am). Join us if you can!



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York Open Edible Gardens, 16 July 2016

Discover your local community garden!

Along with other Edible / Community Gardens in York, we’ll be hosting a series of events at The Nose on Saturday 16 July, 2.00-4.00pm.

The Nose is the triangular patch of land next to St Clements Church, Nunthorpe Road, York.

Image result for raised bedï‚· Harvest fruit, veg and herbs to take home

ï‚· Help us create a new raised bed

ï‚· Get tips on composting

ï‚· Free scones with homemade jam


Organised by Planet Southbank as part of Edible Open Gardens 2016. For details of the other Edible Gardens open on July 16th, visit  http://edibleyork.org.uk/newsevents/eventscalendar/

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York Open Eco Homes weekends of 14 & 21 May 2016 2-5pm

Organised by St Nicks:

Learn how to turn your house into an efficient & comfortable eco home – from people who have done it! Visit living demonstrations of energy saving measures such as draught-proofing, insulation, low energy lighting, renewable heating or electricity generation & other green living choices. Be inspired by the event hosts’ stories and get tips on how to give an eco makeover to your own, or rented, home. Even small, low cost measures can make a big difference. Go and ask lots of questions, and learn from both good and bad experiences of the event hosts.

YOEH flier

Need more help to plan your own home eco makeover? Book on aFREE follow-up Future-proof Your Home workshop on Saturday 11th June which will show you how to reduce the energy needs of your home and improve its resilience through emergency planning. This event is part of the York Festival of Ideas.

Both listed events are organised by St Nicks – York’s centre for nature and green living, and kindly funded by Efficiency North’s EN:Able Community Investment Fund

Free entry. For more information & all the listings go tohttp://york.greenopenhomes.net or call 01904 411821. #YOEH2016

St Nicks LogoSt Nicks (registered as Friends of St Nicholas Fields, charity no.1153739)
St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Ave., York YO10 3ST
t: 01904 411821 * w: www.stnicks.org.uk

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One Planet York

Planet South Bank is supporting the launch of OnePlanetYork, a vibrant local partnership working the vision of a more sustainable, resilient and collaborative ‘One Planet’ city.

Celebrating OnePlanetYork, 2016

Here we are with the world!, celebrating the launch in the community garden next to St Clements Church.

OnePlanetYork formally launches on 15 June – information here.

These are OnePlanetYork’s core principles for creating a truly sustainable city; and there’s a facebook page too with more details about what’s on.

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Bee theme for gardening at The Nose this Sunday

Our fortnightly session at the community garden (The Nose), by St Clements Church on Scarcroft Road – Sunday 8 May, 2 – 3 pm.

Our theme this time is bee-ing welcoimng, so we’ll be attending to our bee-friendly border, planting for bees (and for humans – rhubarb and courgettes), and the usual housekeeping to keep the garden tidy.

Like to practise or improve your gardening skills? Come and join us! We’ll provide the tools, gloves, friendly company etc.

This Sunday, 2-3pm.

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One Planet York – photo op tomorrow

To help celebrate the launch of One Planet York, please come along to a very short photo opportunity at The Nose garden at St Clements Church, tomorrow Thursday 14 April at 5.45pm. There will be a big inflatable Earth to display!
Partners, families, friends are warmly invited too.
We’ll be able to tell you about Planet South Bank’s activities for the year ahead, and you can see how the Community garden is faring as the new growing season begins – the garden is open to everyone who wants to do some gardening or to improve their fruit and veg growing skills.
Thank you!, on behalf of Planet South Bank and One Planet York.
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