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Norwich Community Plant Nursery Agm And March 2022 News

We’ll be holding our Annual General Meeting at 10.30am on Saturday 2nd April at plot 108/106A at the Valpy Avenue allotments site. Everyone is welcome – bring a flask and snacks to share. The meeting will include a report on what’s been happening over the past year and plans for the coming one. The entrance gate to that part of the site is opposite number 35 Valpy Avenue. There are usually plenty of parking spaces on the verge adjoining the allotments. Please don’t bring motor vehicles onto the site itself – bikes are fine, though. Also, be aware that it’s a City Council allotment site so please respect the rules and other plot holders.

As from this month we’re also resuming small-scale volunteer work and social sessions at plot 106A on Saturdays, again from 10.30am onwards. Please let us know in advance if you want to come along, by emailing hello@plant-hub.org.uk or messaging our Facebook page.

We’re currently based at a Norwich City Council allotment plot plus another small plot at Marlpit Community Garden in the west of the city. We’re looking for a new site – preferably in the north Norwich area – where we can operate independently, expand the project and involve more volunteers. Please tell us if you know of or hear of any potential sites which may fit the bill – thanks!

Best wishes

Steve Land

Valpy Avenue

Early in the year we took on plot 106A on the City Council Valpy Avenue allotment site, neighbouring the Angel Yard Co-housing veg and forest garden plots. As well as raising plants from seeds and cuttings, we’ve been growing crops on the beds that we’ve cleared and the squashes provided weed suppressing ground cover and a big harvest. In addition to the co-housing group we look forward to working with the Common Plot project, who are also based on the same site.

Marlpit Community Garden

We’ve also been growing on plants in pots on our small plot at the Sustainable Living Initiative’s Marlpit Community Garden site in west Norwich. The SLI are a well established group and there are regular community activities and events at the site.

Tree Nursery

Norfolk County Council are taking part in a government-funded scheme looking at the potential of community tree nurseries and we’re working with their project officer with the aim of setting up a tree nursery plot in Norwich. We’ve taken part in a training day visiting the community tree nursery at Salhouse, learning about issues including tree diseases and biosecurity.

Growing Communities Phase 2

The Growing Communities project involving City College, City Council and a number of community gardening and growing groups has now come to an end but we’re working with the other groups and the Council to see how things can be taken forward. It’s been agreed that to be successful next phase would need a polytunnel, for propagation purposes, sited at a location accessible to all participants.

Seed Saving and Getting Involved

We’ll be at the Norwich Seed and Plant Swap at Silver Road on February 20th We’ll also be re-starting regular work/social sessions at Valpy Avenue every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month after winter. In the meanwhile get in touch by emailing hello@plant-hub.org.uk or leave a message at the Community Plant Nursery for Norwich Facebook page.

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