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Here is the latest news about the goings on at the allotment. Photos from Instagram, wording from our Facebook page .

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Well done Lausanne and Mike!I also visited Constable Street alloments to present Lausanne and Mike Tranter, plus volunteers a Lord Mayors certificate for making a difference in the community. They tend to the allotment in all weathers, growing vegetables and planting trees.

Well deserved award!
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Congratulations Lausanne and Mike!
Thanks for all you do at Constable Street, very pleased to see your contribution recognised by the Lord Mayor of Hull, Lyn Petrini
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Merry Christmas to all volunteers and friends of Constable street community allotment.
Thank you for your on-going support!
All the best for 2021
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We won't be short of soup! We are still open but numbers are limited for the time being. If you would like to visit please ring first to check! ...

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Hi. We've decided to stay at home today due to the bad weather! Hope to see you next Friday or Saturday! ...

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It was lovely to have so much help at the allotment this week
Thanks everyone, it's made a big difference
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Hello friends, sorry we haven't given you an update in quite some time.
It's been a really tough few months for everyone, especially those at Constable street.
This has meant that the site is becoming difficult to manage and is becoming over grown.
We really need some people to come help us get the site back to a place where we can cope and then come back in the spring fresh and ready to go again.
If you think you could help us our volunteer days are a Friday and Saturday 10:30-3 every week.
In return for your help you can share the harvest and learn how to grow food to the permaculture principles on a well established urban permaculture site with Hull's leading mentor on the practice, Lausanne Tranter.
If you are interested in getting involved we would love to hear from you.
Please drop Lausanne a text message on
07816 141169 to find out more.
Even if you can't physically help out on site please could you share this post so we can spread the word that we are in desperate need of some help!!
Thanks
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The allotment looking full of life at the moment. Since we can't have visitors at the moment, here are some photos. We've had five frogs in the pond and lots of frogspawn! There's plenty of colour around too. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can open our gates to the public again after lockdown.

#hullallotment #hull #hullthy #hessleroad #frogs #frogsofinstagram #spring #springtime #flowers @ Friends of Constable Street Field
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This week's pond progress ...

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Progress on the pond, over 2 days of my permissable, outdoor exercise time. ...

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It was a wet and windy February, but that didn't stop us being busy at the allotment. A pruning workshop gave our 40 fruit trees a trim and we now have an army of scarecrows keeping guard of our no-dig veg beds. Meanwhile, our hot bed is up to 44 degrees Celsius, helping us with our germination.

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#vegcities #hullvegcity #hull #hullallotment #hessleroad #growyourown #scarecrow #pruning #fruittree #woodchip — at Friends of Constable Street Field.
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Hull Seed Swap - Next Saturday 7th March, 10:30 - 3pm Jubilee Central, 62 King Edward St, HU1 3SQ. FREE entry.

At 11:30, Lausanne will be talking about setting up a community allotment - featuring 5 years of photos from Constable Community Allotment 2015 - 2020.
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What a great day we had during half-term making scarecrows for Constable Allotment! The crows won't be coming anywhere near with all our new lifelike scarecrows keeping guard. Well done everyone!

#hullallotment #allotment #scarecrow #vegcities #hullvegcity #communitygarden #craftworkshop #strawbale #childrensactivities #hull #hessleroad @ Friends of Constable Street Field
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It's less than 3 weeks to Hull Seed Swap on Sat 7 March at Jubilee Central, 62 King Edward St, Hull, HU1 3SQ.

FREE entry! Doors open 10:30 - 3pm.

Lausanne Tranter will be one of three guest speakers and she will be giving a talk about setting up a community allotment such as Constable Community Allotment. More details below.

#vegcities #hullvegcity #seedswap
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What a good weekend to give the polytunnel a good clean and get rid of 3 years worth of algae growth. Using an old quilt cover knotted together, water and eco-friendly detergent, the flossing method worked well - we were able to reach parts on the top. It's amazing how much more light comes in now!

#polytunnel #polytunnels #algae #hessleroad #hullallotment @firsttunnels @ Friends of Constable Street Field
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Another excellent workshop with Mike Kinnes at Constable Allotment. This time how to prune fruit trees. Fascinating and in depth theory followed by a good pruning session of 40 apple / pear trees at our orchard. A very enjoyable day.

#pruning #hullorchards #hull #orchard #growyourown #appletree #prune #workshop #hullallotment #fruittrees #hessleroad
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We've been sowing seeds so now we need to keep off the birds! Children, can you help us?

At half term... why not come to the allotment and have fun - make a scarecrow! FREE workshop.
Tuesday 18th Feb 12:00 - 2:30pm

Scarecrows will be put on show on the allotment - or take the home. Children under 7 must bring an adult. If you have any bring old clothes: trousers, shirts, hats, tights, etc.

Contact us for more details: lausannet@yahoo.co.uk 07816 141169 Constable Community Allotment, Constable Street, HULL, HU3 3DF

#vegcities #hullvegcity #growyourown #scarecrow #hullallotment #allotment #humanefarming #crows #growveg #craftworkshop #workshop #oldclothes #reuse #recycle @ Friends of Constable Street Field
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This month we've been busy building new veg beds, replenishing woodchip paths and sowing green manures - thanks to everyone involved. We look set a good growing season in 2020, we'll be ordering our veg seeds from Sow Seeds very soon!

#vegcities #hullvegcity #woodchips #hullallotment #growyourown #wolfmoon #roundhouse #hull #ironagereconstruction #Januaryflowers #hessleroad #romanesco #nodiggity #nodig #greenmanure #permaculture
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Pots and seed trays, tidy and sorted, ready for the new season. ...

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