The trouble is that sometimes you're so pleased (if you’re like me) that your crop has arrived that you've forgotten to rotate your planting or sowing so that the right amount of food appears at the right time. It's all so much easier to go to the shops and buy what you need when you need it - or is it?
This is a pilot project in partnership with Victoria Jubilee Allotments (VJA) and Legacy WM. The aim is to raise awareness of recycling, composting, growing food and cooking them. It will work with young people from the Bangladeshi Youth Forum and older people from Birmingham Asian Resource Centre to demonstrate what can be done in people’s gardens and how food can be prepared. We will host two cooking events in the Victoria Jubilee Allotments and raise awareness of the benefits or eating organic food and encourage people to take similar initiatives in their own homes. It will also look at the negative impact of fast food on health, raise awareness of how food can be grown in gardens and the positive impact on health, increase recycling and composting and result in a reduction in land fill waste. It will also encourage young people to prepare and cook food.
The Victoria Jubilee Allotments are in Handsworth, Birmingham B20 2SZ. To find them you go to Handsworth and find Victoriana Way off the Hamstead Road (B4124) just before Handsworth Park if coming from the city centre. Go straight on down Victoriana Way about 100 yards through a new estate until it makes a T-junction with Nursery Drive. Turn left and you will see the double gates of the allotments ahead of you. There is car-parking inside the gates. From 5-7pm on Thursday 19 July 2012, Aftab Rahman will be there looking forward to seeing you joined by plot-holders from the allotments.
|Abdul, Chani, Aftab and Jeevan ~ rehearsal for Thursday on the VJA|
* * * * *
|The Victoria Jubilee playing fields - still not ready|
|A little work after the ward meeting ~ 17 July|
From my scam file - some cheeky names, like 'déconner-kidding, to talk crap, casmir-cashmire':
Dear Simon. Sylvain Deconee is my name. I was the Personal Attorney to late Mr.Casmir Baddeley a national of your country, who use to own an oil servicing company in Togo Republic and a vehicles dealer as well, he deposited Ten million two hundred thousand United States Dollars in one of the security finance firms here. Herein after shall be referred to as my client. Please, may I know if he relates to you or if you know something about him? You are free to reach me for more details. Regards, Sylvain DeconeeThis con is so transparent, with the same text and different names substituted found more or less instantly on the web, I wonder if there's a hidden motive. What exactly is being harvested or tested? Intriguing. Exploring this could kick off an adventure, or a novel, the spammer a trainee, perhaps a teenager playing with a purloined smart phone on the other side of the world or just down the street or a shrewd operator transmitting a coded message.