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Macmillan Coffee event

fighting over cakes, smiles
Tuesday 15th October

It’s ‘Waterworld’ outside, am thinking, how we can best, all work together? Radio 4’s ‘AnyQuestions’ are talking about ‘net zero emissions’ and asking ‘if the ends justify the means’ in the‘Extinction Rebellion’ campaign, and debating our commitment to climate change action.

7 years ago, we started a Co-operative and a community garden, which we hoped mightbecome a movement for change - growing and buying local, sharing surplus; protecting treesand parks; planting flowers and trees; recycling rainwater; pooling resources; composting; safercycling, cleaner air.... despite support from hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of hoursre-invested, how much has changed? Still a long way to go to make change happen... but,maybe you can help, and be a part of the change that you want to see?

And if you love gardens, come to our Macmillan Coffee event in Charmaine’s florist’s secretgarden, Albert Road, 12.30-2.30pm, October 23rd. For cake, cuppa, and a jolly little raffle:)

by Sue Stokes

Over 60's Event

Tuesday 6th October

What a fabulous turn out we had at the garden for our over 60s event last weekend. The rain held off, the sun occasionally poked its head out for some glorious autumn sunshine and everyone was in such great spirits! Requests for ‘Goff’s cool, casual, courgette and cucumber soup’ often outnumbered mugs and there was a great selection of delicious cakes contributed by some of our wonderful volunteers!

To be amongst friends, old and new provided the atmosphere we love here at Southsea Green. One of community, care and friendship. This event was to welcome the over 60s but on any other day our garden doesn’t ask about your age, or your gardening knowledge or how strong you are. It welcomes all with open arms. We are a supportive unit here at southsea green, come down and see how you can get involved too!

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Autumn swaying in!

Picture of Southsea Green, bench and garden
Tuesday 1st October

As we sway through autumn and begin to clear the Dig for Victory bed, news reached us that proves what a ‘Victory’ the raised bed has been. Canoe Lake Park won a Silver Gilt award in the large parks category in South East in Bloom! All of us here at Southsea Green are thrilled with the result, it truly is a great reward for the many months of hard work put in by all. Judges noted the bed as a highlight, particularly how we used heritage varieties in our planting scheme, we felt it essential for adding some real authenticity! Going forward from our first entry we are excited to see what the park can achieve next!

The tremendous effort from all our volunteers made this possible, pop down to our over 60s event today at the garden, 12-2pm and see what we’re about, we’d love to get more people involved!

By Vanessa Goldbert of Southsea Green

Southsea Green with Irene Strange. Garden Poetry

Red vegetable up close
Tuesday 24th September

Aubergines and Celeriac.

' Dig new potatoes, ' ' Bend your back '.

Peas and beans growing tall

' Stretch your arms ' gathering all.

Tomatoes and Peppers firm and green

Turning red , soon to be seen.

Strong the gardeners as they tend their plots

Sunshine and rain to complete their 'lots'.

There’s plenty to be enjoyed at the garden during this glorious season, please pop down for our over 60s event at the Southsea Green garden in Canoe Lake Park, Saturday Oct 5th 12-2pm. Come and see the many ways you could be involved with us!

By Southsea Green