Author Archives: Rona

About Rona

I'm interested in orchards and in improving cycling facilities so that more people feel safe to cycle more of the time. I would also like to help exchange skills for green living. I helped start and continue to help run a community orchard on one of the allotments in south Ipswich. I also run a website on green living - www.greenfootsteps.com. This is a worldwide website and anyone with a skill to share or an insight into green living methods and ideas is welcome to submit articles.

Upcoming dates and recent news

People’s Community Garden Barrow load of small hedgerow trees Planting hedgerow fruiting trees at the People’s Community Garden in November These trees were supplied by the Woodland Trust and the PCG hopes to help their new bee colony with supporting … Continue reading

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Winter Warm-up Community Tree-planting Day – and other news

Here’s a message from Susannah at the People’s Community Garden: Dear Friends and Supporters Please join us for our Winter Warm-up Community Tree-planting Day Saturday 17 November 10.30am until 3pm At the People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich, … Continue reading

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New Courses and Events

Here are new workshops on offer from ActivLives in central Ipswich: FREE Community Workshops at St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Stoke Street, Ipswich IP2 8BX Tuesday 18 September 1.00-3.30pm: We’re Jammin’ with Rona Sharp Jam and chutney-making. Making jams … Continue reading

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30 Mile Food Challenge event

Here are details of the first event of the 30 mile food challenge. Don’t forget to bring along spare garden tools to swap, donate or sell! Thanks

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Plant Fair at Chantry and Call for Your Spare Tools!

The People’s Community Garden are organising another Plant Fair at Chantry Park Walled Garden on 15th August. It should be a chance to stock your garden with locally produced plants, including some exotics. See below the request for tools for … Continue reading

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Plant Fair at the People’s Community Garden

Here’s a message from Susannah at the People’s Community Garden: Dear Supporters Please come to our plant fair at the People’s Community Garden on Friday 11 May, 1pm-4.30pm. Please help us by printing out and sticking up the poster, adding … Continue reading

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Maidenhall Orchard Update – New Shed

We finally got together to put up the brand new shed after snow prevented our first attempt. Around 7 of us turned up in the warmest part of the day and we spent quite a good amount of time finalising … Continue reading

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Maidenhall Forest Garden Update

Update from last Friday evening: About 20 staff and volunteers and TI members descended on the forest garden to plant spuds. Susannah of the PCG kindly gave us some left over heritage seed potatoes and organised a lot of young … Continue reading

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Transport Group News

The recent transport group was poorly attended so not many decisions were taken. Here’s a brief review of some of the issues we talked about. Someone had proposed a giant cube to represent a metric tonne of carbon dioxide. We … Continue reading

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Maidenhall Orchard – another update

Here’s another brief update posted on Saturday, 5th March. This is what we have to work with! We met on Wednesday – about 4 of us, I think (I had to leave early, so I’m unsure exactly how many of … Continue reading

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