Meadow Orchard September

Welcome to September 2021 Newsletter
In this newsletter:-

  1. Saturdays in September 
  2. Sunday 26th September meeting – date for diary
  3. Go Green week this month
  4. Forest School on the Meadow Orchard
  5. Two Poems of the month

1. Meadow Orchard is open to visitors and volunteers every Saturday in September.  Please note, in the unlikely event the site is unable to open due to unavailable volunteer/s on that day, apologies in advance.
Saturday 4th September 1-4pm – open day for visitors and volunteers.
Practicing Peace, Saturday 11thSeptember, 11am -4pm  Led by Bob.
-Gather in the cob building for a meditation starting at 1.30pm,leading to the quiet meditation at 1.45pm.
-A Meditation focused on the current plight of the people of Afghanistan.
After this meditation, a chance to share any suggestions that we can do to help this situation.
***From 11.30am:- 
* Drop in art, in seating area near cob-building. (A few art materials provided, but please bring yr own if you can or wish to).   
* Drop in to read a favourite poem – you may like to find a quiet place to sit to read. Some  poems on tpoems on tpoems on tpoems on tpoems on tpoems on the theme of the day provided. Or sit a while to write your own poem. 
Artful Saturday 18th September, 12-4pm
A family friendly event. Led by Geraldine. Poetry drawing or painting whatever nature interests you in our beautiful Meadow Orchard in this late summertime. Some basic materials provided but bring your own if you prefer. Donations welcome.
Scything Saturday 25th September, 12-4pm
Scything activity with Patrick. The Meadow will get its’ annual haircut using this ancient meditative skilled cutting technique!
Other gentle tasks in the garden or around the site available to join in.

  1. Sunday September 26th September at Meadow Orchard  – A Meeting for all volunteers, friends old and new of the Meadow Orchard and stakeholders to come together to  meet, discuss, re-affirm working groups and plans going forwards.

( Details with timing and structure of the meeting, and exact times of the event, to be confirmed.So please check back via meadoworchard email).

  1. Go Green week this month

 20th – 26th September
Where? based around Chestnuts Community Centre, St Ann’s Road, N15 5BN.
Themed days are:
Monday 20th food growing and green spaces
Tuesday 21st warm homes and energy
Wednesday 22nd sustainable business and green jobs
Thursday 23rd recycling and upcycling
Friday 24th active travel
Saturday 25thPeace and Wellbeing fair in St Ann’s hospital grounds.
All groups in the borough are encouraged to connect with Go Green by holding their own events on these themes and tell Chestnuts about them J
4. Forest School is back this month…
Forest School for children and families, with Maggie, is starting back this month on the Friday 10th September. There are a few spaces still available – to book or discuss, contact Maggie

  1. Two Poems  of the month  

Late Summer  a Haiku (3 line poem) by Rachel 
Raindrops from soaked-leaves
Child’s delight
Spider! Spins into  sight
The Slug who Got Away. By Brian O’Shea
Oh dear I almost trod on that slug, said Fred
Bob replied at least it wasn’t in your bed
I overheard this conversation
With ever mounting consternation
Because I am that slug who glided
Slowly away, as Fred’s boot subsided
Now I will roll up into a ball
Before something worse should befall
And, dear gardener, please be not surly
In the morn leave out a lettuce nice ‘n curly
Not asking that you should hug a slug
Just refrain from putting out the beery jug.
 Hope to see you soon on the Meadow Orchard

MOP Monthly Social 4-6 last Saturday of each month.

(On Hold – Appeal for Volunteers)

As those who attended will know this event was really popular.

Unfortunately following dates will have to be put on hold due to lack of volunteers able to help host.

If you would like to help support this valuable community event by helping to host it in future, please contact Breda for further info.