Plastic Free Worthing September Events

Posted on 31 August 2021

Plastic Free Worthing return with their monthly Beach Clean on Sunday 12th September. All welcome! Please meet by the pier pavilion (look out for their banner!) anytime between 10am – 12pm.

If you have your own equipment, please do bring with you (gloves/bags/pickers) but PFW will have some available too. For more info, see their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/426986285426699/

Plastic Free Worthing are also proud to be able to present their very first Zero Waste Fair in Worthing on Sunday 26th September!
Join them for an event which showcases passionate local, sustainable and (single-use) plastic free businesses, making a difference to the environment here in Worthing and reject fast fashion by making he most of second hand in their Clothes Swap Shop! The fair will be held at the Worthing Boys Club, 11am – 4pm.

More details to come but keep up to date via the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/343287750601555

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...the stunts we get up to on our community allotments!!

Planting a Victoria Plum, kindly donated and planted by Natalie, and then collecting and delivering a 1000 litre cube to The Triangle. 

Huge thanks to Worthing Coaches Official for donating a couple of cubes so we can harvest a lot more rainwater this year for our community fruit and veg growing.

...the stunts we get up to on our community allotments!!

Planting a Victoria Plum, kindly donated and planted by Natalie, and then collecting and delivering a 1000 litre cube to The Triangle.

Huge thanks to Worthing Coaches Official for donating a couple of cubes so we can harvest a lot more rainwater this year for our community fruit and veg growing.
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Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, means hill culture or hill mound. We call them Huggies down in Carondelet.

Instead of putting branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags by the curbside for the bin men... build a hugel bed. Simply mound logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure, compost or whatever other biomass you have available, top with soil and plant your veggies.

The advantages of a hugel bed are many, including:

The gradual decay of wood is a consistent source of long-term nutrients for the plants. A large bed might give out a constant supply of nutrients for 20 years (or even longer if you use only hardwoods). The composting wood also generates heat which should extend the growing season.

Soil aeration increases as those branches and logs break down... meaning the bed will be no till, long term.

The logs and branches act like a sponge. Rainwater is stored and then released during drier times. Actually you may never need to water your hugel bed again after the first year (except during long term droughts).

On a sod lawn we recommend cutting out the sod, digging a one foot deep trench and filling the trench with logs and branches. Then cover the logs with the upside down turf. On top of the turf add grass clippings, seaweed, compost, aged manure, straw, green leaves, mulch, etc...
This one here is a Garlic " Huggie " located in the Forest Park area of St. Louis.
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